Unclassified - Faculty - Assistant Professor Exercise Science (2 openings)

Code: 087 Posted: 11/05/2014

Assistant Professor Exercise Science
Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management Department,
College of Natural and Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Position Location: Southeastern, WI

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applicants for two (2) Tenure-Track Assistant Professor positions in Exercise Science within our Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management department in the College of Natural and Health Sciences.

The start date is August 24, 2015.


  • Earned terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed. D. or related degree) with specialization in the exercise science/fitness management, required by the time of appointment. All But Dissertation (ABD) status candidates will be considered for a one-year appointment to a Lecturer position with potential conversion to a tenure-track Assistant Professor position possible if the terminal degree is completed by June 1, 2016.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses as assigned by the HESM Department in the exercise science field. Courses that will be taught by these two positions include: Biomechanics, Physiology of Exercise, Fitness Assessment and Prescription, Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning, Program Design and Exercise Techniques, and Research Methods in Exercise Science.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an active service agenda in the department, campus, community and profession.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain an active research agenda.


  • Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, maintaining high expectations of undergraduate education and developing student professionalism.

  • Evidence of ability to teach additional courses related to exercise science and applied health science fields including Sport and Fitness Psychology, Lifetime Wellness, and/or Sport and Fitness Nutrition.

  • Evidence of ability to develop potential fieldwork (internship) placement sites.

  • Experience in advising undergraduate students in exercise science, applied health sciences or a related field of study.

  • Evidence of ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.

  • Experience in the exercise science or fitness industries

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include: teaching, advising undergraduate students majoring in exercise science, supervising fieldwork (internship) placements, scholarly research activity, and participating in departmental/campus/community/professional service.

The incumbent will have a teaching load of 24 credits per academic year.



The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

Review of Applications

Applications received by January 5, 2015 are ensured full consideration. Position is open until filled.


Go to https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu.

Click the "Apply Now" button. You must have an existing account or register to create an account, in order to apply. If you have not registered, click on the "Click her to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your username and password and select "Login".

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and required fields are completed.

Interested candidates should submit the following in electronic format. Each bullet point should be sent as a separate file/attachment:

  • Cover Letter indicating required and preferred qualifications, and a statement of teaching philosophy

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Copy of transcripts (unofficial acceptable at application stage)

  • Three letters of recommendation and two additional references with contact information

Contact Information

If you have application questions call or email:

Donna Perez
Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management Department
University of Wisconsin – Parkside
900 Wood Road
Kenosha, WI 53141
Email: Donna.Perez@uwp.edu
Phone: (262)595-2308
Fax: (262)595-2225

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

A criminal background check and degree verification are part of the application process.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Name: Donna Perez

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2308

Contact Email: Donna.Perez@uwp.edu

Available Until: 01/05/2015

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