Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Exercise Physiology

  • University of Oklahoma
  • Norman, OK, USA
  • Nov 24, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology

Job Description


Tenure-Track Faculty

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Exercise Physiology


The Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma invites applicants for a 9-month, open rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) tenure-track position in Human Exercise Physiology. The appointment will begin in Fall 2021.


Salary and rank are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information on this, please call (405) 324-1826, or access the Human Resources website at



  1. Conduct research and publish in peer-reviewed journals
  2. Seek external funding
  3. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The expected teaching load of this position will be 2 courses per semester; typically, 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate.
  4. Perform service to the profession, university, college, and department


Workload Distribution

Assistant Professor – 45% research, 45% teaching, 10% service

Associate/Full Professor – 40% research, 40% teaching, 20% service


About the Department

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary program and one of the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences. It is nationally ranked among the best programs in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The program focuses on Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion and integrates the biological, physiological, medical, and behavioral sciences as they relate to physiological responses to exercise and other aspects of human health.



Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. PhD or equivalent in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Integrative Physiology, or related field. Applicants whom are ABD will be considered
  2. A focused research agenda using a physiologically-based, mechanistic approach to studying metabolism, endocrine function, cardiovascular, and/or pulmonary physiology in humans, although all areas will be considered
  3. Record of published research or demonstrated research potential.
  4. Record of securing external funding (for Associate and Professor rank) or strong potential to secure funding (Assistant rank)
  5. Ability to teach and develop both undergraduate and graduate courses related to Exercise Physiology.


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. A research agenda that focuses on human health as it relates to obesity and cardiometabolic disorders such as diabetes.
  2. Previous experience or future goals to apply research to better understand and address health issues affecting underserved populations such as, but not limited to, Native Americans and African Americans.
  3. Post-doctoral research experience
  4. Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate and graduate (MS/PhD) Exercise Physiology courses such as Exercise Physiology Lab, Undergraduate research experiences (e.g. Capstone courses), and courses in Endocrinology and Metabolism.
  5. Experience mentoring and incorporating students (undergraduate, masters and PhD) into a research program.
  6. Demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse researchers employing physiological and behavior approaches to address issues of public health across the lifespan.

Application Details

Application Instructions

To apply, applicants MUST upload a cover letter, current Curriculum Vita, three references (with contact information), three confidential letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement about how you address/have addressed diversity in the areas of research, teaching, and service to the following link: The position will remain open until filled.


To learn more about the Department of Health & Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma, including degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, please visit our website at


The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.


In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.


The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.


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