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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Phys Ed
Tenure Status
Tenure Track

Provide Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Number: 016431

Department: Health and Exercise Science (HES) - 273200

Minimum Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in exercise science or a related discipline. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, and all requirements for the degree must be completed by September 15, 2022. Candidates whose degree is in a related discipline must demonstrate academic experience and credentials to be considered applicable for designation as core exercise science faculty.
  • Demonstrated ability/potential to provide effective teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Record of scholarly productivity in Exercise Science or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
  • Evidence of mentorship of master's level and undergraduate students.
  • Evidence of service to the university, community, and/or professional organizations.
  • Postdoctoral or postgraduate work experience.
License/Certification Required


Description of the Department or Unit

The Exercise Science program is housed in the Department of Health and Exercise Science ( HES) and is located within the Beaver College of Health Sciences ( BCHS). HES comprises nationally accredited and recognized programs including the Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, Master of Science degree in Athletic Training, and the Master of Science degree in Exercise Science. The Exercise Science program is the largest program with the Beaver College of Health Sciences. The program currently supports twenty-two faculty (seventeen tenured or tenure-track) with diverse research interests.

The Beaver College of Health Sciences ( BCHS) is transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we serve through interprofessional collaboration and innovation in teaching, scholarship, service, and clinical outreach. Our academic programs are housed in two locations: the Holmes Convocation Center on the main campus and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a state-of-the-art, 203,000 square foot facility that is the cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college supports the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services and has collaborative partnerships with the Wake Forest School of Medicine's Physician Assistant Program, Appalachian Regional Health System, and numerous other health agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses in the Exercise Science program. Courses may include physiological assessment, anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, and exercise prescription.
  • Conducting and maintaining an active line of research.
  • Mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research and scholarly activities.
  • Participating in service activities for the department, university, community, and professional organizations.
Type of Position: Full Time Position

Appointment Type: 1.0

Number Of Months Per Year: 9

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a classroom and educational environments in a professional position at a university.

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Proposed Date of Hire: 08/01/2022

Suggested Salary Range: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:

(1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience.
(2) a diversity statement. Appalachian State and the Department of Health and Exercise Science are committed to working with diverse student and community populations. In your application, please describe how your scholarship, teaching, service, or other relevant life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive communities.
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy.
(4) a research agenda.
(5) a curriculum vitae.
(6) unofficial copies of all transcripts. Note that finalists invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts prior to the campus interview.
(7) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.

Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to available funding.

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Posting Date: 10/08/2021

Closing Date

Open Until Filled: No

Evaluation of Applications Begins

AA/EEO Statement

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187
Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
123 I.G. Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-2144
ADA/504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3056

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.

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