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Assistant Professor of Exercise & Sport Sciences

Augustana University
Job Location:
Sioux Falls, 57197
Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Phys Ed

Augustana University seeks to fill a full-time Assistant Professor of Exercise Science in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences. This position has a possibility for tenure-track. This is a growing department serving more than 200 majors in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Fitness Management, Physical Education and Sport Management. Excellent opportunities exist for collaboration with educational partners, health care agencies, and research centers in the Sioux Falls area. Qualifications: Qualified candidates will possess an earned doctorate in the field of exercise science or a related field by August 2024. Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date. A commitment to quality teaching and scholarship along with active participation in allied professional organizations is necessary. University-level teaching experience, a record of scholarly activity, and the ability to involve undergraduate students in research are preferred. Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are for teaching undergraduate courses supporting majors in Exercise Science and Fitness Management. The successful candidate must be able to teach a variety of exercise science courses, such as physiology of exercise, biomechanics, current topics in exercise science/ undergraduate research methods, motor development, exercise leadership, intro to exercise science, and nutrition. The successful candidate will also provide and/or promote opportunities for undergraduate student involvement in research. Additionally, the successful candidate will assist in student advising and coordination of practicum experiences. Service to the university and the community is expected. Salary: Competitive, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Start-up package for research is negotiable.

Interacting with students, faculty and leadership with different backgrounds and points of view and a deep appreciation of and respect for academic values and culture must be a top value of the candidate.

Review of complete applications will begin in March 2024, and remain open until filled. Please submit a complete application, including an Augustana University employment application, letter of application with educational philosophy, curriculum vitae, statement of diversity, transcripts, and a list of three references (include name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address) electronically to: If reasonable accommodations are needed to participate in the application process, please contact

For additional information or inquiries, contact: Dr. Matt Heesch, Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences,

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete a pre-employment background check.

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