Assistant/Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology

Norman, Oklahoma, United States
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Job description

The University of Oklahoma, College of Arts and Sciences is excited about growing the Department of Health and Exercise to accommodate an increasing student demand and to broaden the research scope that is in line with the overall mission of the University. We encourage creative, innovative, dynamic individuals who would like to be part of a strong team committed to both teaching and research to apply for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Exercise Physiology beginning Fall 2018.

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary program and one of the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences and nationally ranked among the best programs in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The program focuses on Exercise Physiology and Health Promotion and integrates the biological, physiological, medical, and behavioral sciences as they relate to physiological responses to exercise and other aspects of human health. Our faculty balance teaching (45%), research (45%), and service (10%).

The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information on this, please call (405) 324-1826, or access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu.

Qualifications

Required Expectations:
Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in Exercise Physiology or related field. Applicants whom are ABD will be considered. Applicants must also have a record of published research or demonstrate research potential, the ability to collaborate within the department and across the university, and the ability to teach and develop both undergraduate and graduate courses related to Exercise Physiology.

Preferred Expectations:
Applicants should be able to teach Exercise Physiology courses (BS/MS/PhD), such as Exercise Physiology Lab, Undergraduate Capstone experiences, Neuromuscular Physiology, and Statistics with an expected teaching load of 2 courses per semester. Having a planned research agenda in neuromuscular physiology with an emphasis on the use of non-invasive techniques (EMG, NIRS, etc.) to study clinical neurological disorders (MS, Parkinson’s, etc.) and changes that occur in the neuromuscular system with aging are preferred. However, all areas of expertise will be considered. A demonstrated ability to obtain external funding to support a research program is preferred as is the ability to program using MATLAB, LabView, and similar programs. An ability to mentor both graduate and undergraduate students is also preferred.

Faculty that can add to the research mission of the department, and have the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues, staff and students and contribute to the diversity of the faculty and department is also preferred.

To learn more about the Department of Health & Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma, including degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, please visit our website at http://cas.ou.edu/hes.

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit soonerway.ou.edu for more information.

How to apply

To apply, applicants MUST upload a cover letter, current Curriculum Vita, three references (with contact information), three confidential letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement about how you address/have addressed diversity in the areas of research, teaching, and service to the following link: https://apply.interfolio.com/44189. A review of applications will begin October 09, 2017 and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Oklahoma is more than a respected Big 12 university with a reputation for excellence. Yes, you will fall in love with the buzz of energy that dances up the historic South Oval. Yes, you will fall in love with the breathtaking scenery–Oklahoma’s own Central Park. Yes, you will be inspired by the leaders of tomorrow that you will interact with in class. You will become a better you. But more than all that, you will feel like you found a piece of your heart that you didn’t know was missing. You will find your home here. So come home. The only thing missing is you.