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Assistant Professor, Exercise Physiology

Saint Francis University

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Loretto, Pennsylvania
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Saint Francis University
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Assistant Professor, Exercise Physiology - Accepting Applications.

Search Status: Application material received before February 3, 2023 will receive primary consideration. Positions is open until filled.

Saint Francis University invites applications for an exciting 12-month tenure track position that will offer the qualified applicant the opportunity to teach in the well-established, accredited undergraduate program of Exercise Physiology in the School of Health Sciences & Education.  Individuals with a clear research agenda, preferably in the areas of chronic disease prevention, wellness, and community fitness particularly for underserved or rural populations are encouraged to apply.

The candidate should hold a PhD in Exercise Physiology or related field (ABD in the final stages of doctorate will also be considered), with demonstrated exercise physiology experience, and an ability to teach undergraduate introductory and advanced exercise physiology courses.  Courses to be taught include but are not limited to exercise physiology and lab, environmental exercise physiology, and functional anatomy, or seminars in areas of interest.  Individual responsibilities include the coordination and development of undergraduate internship experiences.  Prior teaching experience required.  Membership and certification(s) from American College of Sports Medicine and/or National Strength and Conditioning association is preferred.  In addition, this position offers the opportunity to coordinate scholarly research and to develop interdisciplinary outreach programming in the Human Performance Laboratory housed in the DiSepio Institute for Rural Health and Wellness.  Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, university service, and supervise undergraduate research.

Saint Francis University is a private, Franciscan institution, situated in the beautiful Allegheny Mountain region of south central Pennsylvania. The 600- acre mountaintop campus serves approximately 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students and is located midway between Pittsburgh and State College, Pennsylvania. 

Saint Francis University is committed to diversity of students, staff, and faculty, and encourages applications from historically underrepresented individuals, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. AA/EOE

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Saint Francis University, founded in 1847, is a small Masters comprehensive, Catholic University sponsored by the Franciscan Friars. Saint Francis University's scenic 600-acre campus is located about sixty-five miles east of Pittsburgh in the Laurel Highlands region of central Pennsylvania, and provides an excellent learning environment for over 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Saint Francis is an NCAA Division I (FCS) member of the Northeast Conference with additional conference membership with the Atlantic 10 Conference (field hockey) the Collegiate Water Polo Association (women’s water polo) and The Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association (men's volleyball). Saint Francis sponsors 23 Division I programs (14 women's and 9 men's) in addition to marching band, pep band, dance team and cheerleading. Following the Franciscan tradition, Saint Francis University's Mission Statement is "A Mind for Excellence, A Spirit for Peace and Justice, and A Heart for Service."
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