Visiting Instructors of Exercise Science

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Jul 01, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description

Visiting Instructors of Exercise Science —Search # 12105 (2 positions)
Waters College of Health Professions, Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology

The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for multiple Visiting Instructor of Exercise Science positions for academic year 2021-2022. The home campus for these positions will be the Statesboro campus.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 60 faculty and staff serving over 2,000 majors enrolled in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The existing Exercise Science program includes both an undergraduate degree with approximately 1000 students and a concentration within our Masters in Kinesiology degree with approximately 25 students. The undergraduate program allows students to specialize in one of five concentrations: Allied Health and Graduate School, Inclusive Physical Activity, Fitness and Wellness Management, Sport Performance, and Tactical Strength and Conditioning. The graduate program allows students to select a specific focus within either exercise physiology or biomechanics, and students can choose between thesis and non-thesis option. These positions will fill teaching needs in the Exercise Science program.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology, the Visiting Instructor of Exercise Science positions require teaching some of the following courses in the undergraduate program: Exercise Physiology lecture, Exercise Physiology labs, Research Methods, Fitness Evaluation and Exercise Prescription, Strength and Conditioning, and Introduction to Exercise Science. Any successful candidate that has a doctoral degree in Exercise Science or a closely related discipline may also teach some of the following courses in the graduate Exercise Science concentration: Exercise Physiology, Laboratory Techniques, Human Performance and Nutrition, Data Analysis, and Research Methods. The positions may also require a small amount of service and administrative work, but the primary focus of each will be teaching four to five courses each semester. These are 10-month appointments (August 2021 – May 2022), and the salaries competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. All visiting instructor positions are non-tenure track appointments. There is the possibility for reappointment to a second year based on funding availability and satisfactory performance.

Required Qualifications:
Earned master's degree* in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or a closely related discipline by August 1, 2021 with 18 graduate semester hours in Exercise Science or a closely related field.
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

*Note: An earned doctorate in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or a closely related discipline will be required to teach courses in the graduate Exercise Science program.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience teaching college/university courses in Exercise Science
Potential for online teaching.

Screening of applications begins July 6, 2021 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. John Dobson Search Chair, Search # 12105
Electronic mail:
Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
P.O. Box 8076
Georgia Southern University
Telephone: 912-478-0495

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