Assistant Professor - Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • La Crosse, WI
  • Apr 02, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

The Department of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is searching for someone to join our team! We are seeking applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position that will begin on August 30, 2021. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science supports and values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek a colleague who shares the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion and who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar, and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation, and career goals.

Teaching responsibilities, which may include both undergraduate and graduate courses, will be primarily in the Exercise Science and Clinical Exercise Physiology programs. Our new colleague will have expertise to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: clinical physiology, physiology of exercise, advanced cardiac life support, phase 1 and 2 cardiac rehabilitation rotations, laboratory techniques, current research trends in kinesiology and/or statistics. There is an expectation for this individual to engage in scholarship and supervise multiple student projects and theses. There will be some service and academic advising assigned each semester.

Candidates for the appointment should have or be near to completing a doctorate degree in Exercise Science or a related field by the start date. Degree must be earned by the first personnel review, no later than May 15, 2022.

Candidates must have demonstrated expertise specifically related to clinical exercise physiology and/or patients with co-morbid conditions.

Preference will be given to candidates who have classroom/teaching experience

Preference will be given to candidates with an established history of scholarly productivity

Preference will be given to candidates who have experience mentoring graduate student projects or theses

This position is eligible for benefits. For specific information on what benefits are attached to this position visit: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/fasl20.pdf

Complete applications will include:
  • Application letter (ABD candidates must discuss their progress towards degree completion and their expected graduation date in this document)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Correspondence information for three references (names, positions, telephone numbers, email addresses)
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Unofficial graduate transcripts
Applications will be reviewed starting April 12, 2021. The review process will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu

Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.

UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "… our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse ranks 6th nationally among the Top LGBTQ-Friendly Colleges for 2018-19 by AffordableCollegesOnline.org (ACO).

For more than a decade UW-La Crosse has been named one of Kiplinger's 100 Best Values in Public Universities and has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than 15 years, and is ranked #4 on its list of the Best Regional Public Universities in the Midwest.

With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 91 undergraduate programs, 21 graduate programs, and 2 doctoral programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are over 600 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 75 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 83 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.

UW-La Crosse's strategic plan Sustaining Excellence continues to move our community forward through its four pillars: increasing community engagement, achieving excellence through equity and diversity, investing in our people, and advancing transformational education. More information about the ongoing work of Sustaining Excellence is available at www.uwlax.edu/info/strategic-plan.

The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small-town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth-century downtown business district and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports, and recreation.

UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.

As a prospective UW-La Crosse employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of campus safety and security information (Clery Act) for this institution. You may review this information at http://www.uwlax.edu/Police/Annual-Security-Report/.

Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Application Details

To Apply: Please use the "Apply" Button Below or see the Job Description Above

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com.

Be first to receive notifications of new jobs in your specific area by signing up for Job Alerts Here.

Diversity_Logo.png