January 2014

Towson University – Towson, MDTowson University

Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Exercise Science

Department of Kinesiology
College of Health Professions

The Department of Kinesiology invites applications for a full-time tenure-track, 10-month Assistant/Associate Professor position in Exercise Science to begin August 2014.

A research doctoral degree in Exercise Science or closely related field is required. Research expertise in either motor coordination/control/skill or neuromuscular/muscle physiology, and active involvement in the National Strength and Conditioning Association is strongly preferred. The candidate should have the ability to teach a range of courses in Exercise Science, including strength and conditioning, biomechanics, functional anatomy, and foundations of exercise science, and to assist students seeking certification as Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists. Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations of students and experience in college teaching is highly desirable. To qualify for the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must fully meet all Towson University criteria for this rank, including a minimum of six years in a full-time faculty tenure-track/tenured position. Applicants who are ABD will be considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank, and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2015.

Primary Responsibilities:
Primary responsibilities include quality instruction primarily in a variety of undergraduate courses; research within the emphasis area; academic advising; University, community and professional service. The successful candidate will support interdisciplinary initiatives, assist with curriculum development and evaluation, and will seek external funding to support research activities.

Tenure-track appointment with an August 2014 starting date highly preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Towson University offers excellent fringe benefits including leave, health and life insurance options, pension plan, and tuition-waived education for employees and immediate family.

Department of Kinesiology:

The Department of Kinesiology, located within the College of Health Professions, has 30 of full-time faculty and more than 1300 undergraduate majors in Physical Education/ Teacher Education, Athletic Training, Sport Management, and Exercise Science. The Department also offers a master’s degree in Kinesiology. In addition, the Department is responsible for oversight of the College of Health Professions Institute for Well-Being’s Wellness Center that serves over 300 members each year with its programs that support student education and community outreach. The Department also has a strong, positive relationship with the University’s Division of Athletics.

Towson University:
Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
To assure full consideration, please send a letter of application, current vitae, and the names and contact information (including telephone numbers and email addresses) of three current professional references to:

Dr. Nicolas Knuth, Chair, Exercise Science Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
Towson University
Towson, MD 21252-0001
Telephone: (410) 704-6247
Email: nknuth@towson.edu

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.

Upon submitting your Curriculum Vitae to indicate that you are an applicant for this position, please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/applicantdata.asp to complete a voluntary online applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical purposes only and shall not be used to illegally discriminate for or against anyone.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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West Virginia University – Morgantown, WVWest Virginia Univ.

Announcement of Position Vacancy:
Assistant Professor – Sport and Exercise Psychology
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia 26506-6116

Visit our web site at http://cpass.wvu.edu/

An Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer

The West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences invites applications for the Assistant Professor position in the Department of Sport Sciences.

Position is an Assistant Professor of Sport and Exercise Psychology in a department that includes the following academic disciplines (undergraduate and graduate degrees): 

  • Athletic Training (B.S., M.S.) 
  • Sport Management (B.S., M.S.) 
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology (B.S., Ph.D.)


August 15, 2014 – Nine-month appointment. Summer school and on-line teaching available.


Assistant Professor Responsibilities:

1. Teach graduate and undergraduate classes.
2. Engage in a consistent and focused line of research, resulting in peer- reviewed journal articles.
3. Write, submit, and receive external grants to support the College’s research mission.
4. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
5. Serve on appropriate University and College-wide committees.

Professional Qualifications:

An earned doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology or related area at time of employment, with teaching experience and scholarly record that warrants appointment at the rank of assistant professor at West Virginia University. Ability to teach Sport Psychology, Research Methods/Statistics, and Exercise Psychology is required. Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Preference will be given to applicants with evidence of the ability to obtain external funding. Preference will also be given to applicants who hold or are eligible to hold the Certified Consultant – Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP) designation and have the ability to mentor graduate student internships.


Commensurate with qualifications.

Review of Applications:

Begins February 21, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

Letter of Application/Nomination and Credentials:

Send application with supporting credentials (letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses of a minimum of three professional references) to the email or physical address below. Letter of application should speak to (1) ability to teach designated courses and mentor/supervise graduate student applied work; (2) scholarly activity relevant to the position, including research background and plan, and grant writing experience.

Search Committee Chair
c/o Jennie Goodwin
WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
PO BOX 6116
West Virginia University
Morgantown, WV 26506-6116

Please mark the envelope or subject line of your email “SEP Assistant Prof”

Electronic or faxed applications are preferred: E-mail: jennifer.goodwin@mail.wvu.edu Fax: 304-293-4641. Please indicate “SEP Asst. Prof.” in the subject line.

Direct specific application questions to: Jack Watson, West Virginia University,
College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO Box 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116. Or via e-mail at jack.watson@mail.wvu.edu


West Virginia University is a comprehensive, land-grant university with approximately 28,000 undergraduate and 5,500 graduate students. The city of Morgantown has 55,000 residents with affordable housing, excellent schools, family oriented community, a picturesque countryside and many outdoor activities. Morgantown has been ranked “#1 Small City in America,” the “Best Small City in the East,” and the “3rd Best Small Town” in the nation. This area has a strong economy and an unemployment rate well below the national average. West Virginia University has created a dual career program to help faculty partners or spouses find employment in and around the university ( http://dualcareer.hr.wvu.edu/ ).

CPASS is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. West Virginia University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. This announcement is available in alternative format (e.g., large print, Braille, audio tape, disk) by contacting Jennifer Goodwin at 304-293-0832 or WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, PO Box 6116, Morgantown, WV 26506-6116.

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