Assistant/Associate Professor - Exercise Science

Syracuse, New York
October 23 2018
Other, Education
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Assistant/Associate Professor - Exercise Science

The Department of Exercise Science in the School of Education at Syracuse University seeks to fill a full-time position for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor or an Associate Professor with Tenure as part of the Invest Syracuse Signature Hires Initiative. All areas of expertise within the general field of exercise science will be considered. A collaborative multi-disciplinary approach to research that transects faculty interests in exercise/physical activity, applied physiology, genetics, chronic disease and/or disability is desirable. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Exercise Science comprises an interdisciplinary faculty with expertise in the broad areas of adapted physical activity, urban inclusive physical education, dance, physical activity measurement, exercise endocrinology, muscle biology, cardiovascular exercise physiology, genetics, respiratory physiology, and environmental physiology. Our faculty are also active members of campus-wide research groups such as the Neuroscience Program, Aging Studies Institute, Burton Blatt Institute on Disability, and Institute for Veterans and Military Families. Current research funding comes from the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, The Robert E. Leet and Clara Guthrie Patterson Trust and a variety of other foundation and industry collaborators.

The Department of Exercise Science currently has one teaching lab and 5 research labs (The Muscle Biochemistry Lab, the High Altitude Simulation Lab, the Human Performance Lab, Human Behavior Measurement Lab, and the Exercise Prescription Lab) and maintains strong clinical and basic research collaborations with investigators around campus in chemistry, biology, psychology, nutrition, public health and at neighboring hospitals (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Joslin Diabetes Center).

The department currently has 6 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 2 full-time non-tenure track faculty, and 2 full-time administrative assistants. The department houses one of the largest undergraduate programs in the School of Education with approximately 260 Health & Exercise Science and Physical Education students. Our I-MOVE program offers a variety of physical activity and exercise courses to over 3,500 students, faculty and staff each semester, serving as the applied arm of Exercise Science and helping our university meet its health and wellness needs. Our doctoral program was ranked among the top 20 programs in the nation by the National Academy of Kinesiology and our doctoral students are regionally and nationally recognized for their scholarship, receiving multiple grants and awards from the National Institutes of Health, the American College of Sports Medicine, NASA, the American Heart Association, the North American Artery Society and the American Physiological Society.

An earned doctorate in exercise science, kinesiology or a related area. The successful applicant will have demonstrated effective teaching practices that can be applied across our undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs, provision of effective individual and group supervision, previous mentorship of students, and demonstrated professional service. At the Assistant Professor level, highest preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral training and a strong research agenda as supported by peer-reviewed publications and funding from grants and/or fellowships. To be considered as an Associate Professor with Tenure, applicants must evidence development of a sustained research trajectory and record of extramurally funded research.

Responsibilities and Required Expectations:

  1. Establish an active and extramurally funded research program at Syracuse University that will enhance the departments research portfolio and augment department strengths
  2. Seek and obtain external research funding from federal and state agencies, foundations, and industry partnerships
  3. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Exercise Science
  4. Recruit, advise and mentor graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels
  5. Oversee MS theses and PhD dissertations, undergraduate independent studies, honors/capstone projects
  6. Academically advise undergraduate students
  7. Serve on departmental, college and university committees as assigned or based on interest

The School/Department seeks candidates whose research, teaching or service has prepared them to contribute to our own commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

For a detailed position description and online instructions, go to (job #074113). All applicants must attach a current CV, cover letter explaining your interest in the position along with teaching and research interests, and contact information for three (3) letters of recommendation. To receive full consideration applicants are encouraged to submit completed materials by November 16, 2018; although applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions about the position should be sent by email to the Search Chair:
Keith C. DeRuisseau, Ph.D.
Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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