Academic Clinical Assistant Professor, Movement Science/Applied Exercise Science
School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Type: Full Time
The Movement Science and Applied Exercise Science programs in the School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan invite applications for a new faculty position of clinical assistant professor (non-tenure track), commencing August 2024. We are seeking colleagues with exceptional experience in the field of exercise physiology who are dedicated to mentoring learners with scholarly skills and effective pedagogy.
This 9-month teaching appointment will be split between the Movement Science and Applied Exercise Science programs in the School of Kinesiology. Teaching responsibilities include 75% teaching effort (fall and winter terms), an approximate load equivalent to three courses per term. Along with engagement in administration, service, and research (25% effort), equating to 100% effort. Successful candidates will be able to teach required undergraduate core courses such as Exercise Physiology, Systems Physiology, corresponding laboratory courses, or other classes, including graduate-level, based on the candidate’s area of expertise. The ideal candidate will bring proficient laboratory skills, provide innovative pedagogical approaches, the ability to facilitate student experiential learning, and have prior leadership experience mentoring graduate student instructors (GSIs). Administrative responsibilities will be based on the programs' needs and the candidate's expertise and prior experience. Engagement in professional scholarship and participation in departmental, university, and/or community service is expected. The selected candidate will mentor kinesiology students, attend faculty meetings, and participate in curricular developmental committees and other kinesiology committees. A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with education, experience, and qualifications.
Ph.D. preferred in kinesiology or a related field. While a doctoral degree is preferred, master’s degree-holding candidates with a particularly strong clinical or research background are encouraged to apply.
Two or more years of teaching in higher education or employment in an applied/clinical setting is highly desirable.
Skills and abilities such as: providing laboratory oversight, serving as course coordinator, training GSI’s on lab protocols and procedures, maintaining inventory of lab supplies, pedagogical mentoring of GSI’s curriculum development, contributing to new academic curricula, developing inclusive teaching initiatives, engagement in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and collaborative research and scholarship are strongly preferred.
Proven success with contributing to a positive workplace culture, and the ability to consistently demonstrate our school’s Core Values is necessary.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/137988. The search committee may continue accepting applications for this position on a rolling deadline until filled.
The below materials should be consolidated into 1 (one) PDF document before uploading to Interfolio.
Letter of interest
Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses, in part, inclusive teaching (up to 2 pages)
Statement of research/scholarship interests (up to 2 pages)
Diversity statement that outlines how your teaching, research, service, and/or outreach activities broadly contribute to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (1 page). Please refer to this site for details.
At least three references to include full name, position/relationship to applicant, address, e-mail address, and telephone number
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U-M EEO/AA Statement
The School of Kinesiology seeks to recruit and retain a broadly diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
About School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan
The School of Kinesiology is one of 19 independent academic units and one of seven health science schools and colleges within the University of Michigan. The school is led by Dean Lori Ploutz-Snyder and has 35 tenure-line faculty, 13 clinical faculty, 23 lecturers, and over 1200 students. In 2021, the School of Kinesiology relocated to a completely renovated building with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities in the heart of the University of Michigan Central Campus. The new building includes state-of-the-art facilities to support clinical exercise physiology teaching and research. This includes dedicated lecture and laboratory classrooms, a clinical exercise physiology research laboratory, along with many other research laboratories and centers.
The University of Michigan is home to approximately 275 degree programs with Kinesiology housing four of 102 graduate programs rated in the top 10 nationally, providing unparalleled opportunity for collaboration. Collaborative opportunities exist both within the School of Kinesiology and with other units across campus. In addition to the many exciting achievements within the School of Kinesiology, the school has a strong re...cord of partnering with other academic units in the university, consistent with the culture of the University of Michigan that places significant value on innovation across disciplines.