Assistant Professor of Health Studies, Department of Biological Sciences

  • Purdue University Northwest, Biological Sciences Department
  • Hammond, IN, USA
  • Sep 08, 2021
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Health Studies in the Department of Biological Sciences within the College of Engineering and Sciences. The expected start date for this position is August 15, 2022.


The Assistant Professor of Health Studies will teach courses that contribute to the core requirements for the degree as well as more advanced courses in health-related subjects. The successful candidate is expected to carry out an active research program involving undergraduate and M.S. students. The tenure-track assistant professor will also be involved in curriculum development and outreach activities.

The Department of Biological Sciences is a multi-disciplinary unit serving approximately 450 undergraduate majors and 25 graduate students. The department includes 14 tenured faculty members, and 3 staff members. The department offers a B. S. in Health Studies with approximately 100 majors taking a core of 33 credits with opportunities to follow tracks in health care administration/communications, and wellness/fitness or tracks for pre-professional programs in pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy ( The unit also offers baccalaureate degrees in Biology, and Medical Laboratory Science, as well as a master’s degree in Biology. In fall of 2020, a new state of the art, 68,000 sq. ft. Bioscience Innovations Building opened on the Hammond campus. The facility houses the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Nursing. The new building includes flexible teaching and research labs, as well as contemporary student interaction spaces. For additional information about the department see

Preferred and Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Must have an earned terminal doctorate in a Human Health related discipline (ex. Health & Physical Activity, Kinesiology, etc.) by the time of appointment.
  • Documented teaching experience and a strong commitment to excellence in the classroom in a wide variety of courses are highly desirable.

Individuals with the following attributes are encouraged to apply.

  • A minimum of one year of post-doctoral or clinical experience.
  • Professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine, or the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Background in athletic training, physical therapy, or cardiac rehabilitation.

Application Details

The search committee will begin reviewing applications for the position on November 1, 2021, and will continue to accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Application must be submitted electronically on the PNW Careers Faculty webpage. Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A complete application packet will include:

  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching,
  • unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required upon employment),
  • and contact information for 3 professional references.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Visit our web site for additional information about the University. For information regarding our excellent benefits package, visit Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check.

Purdue University is equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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