Instructor and/or Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences



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Job description

Richmond, VA

POSITION: Instructor or Assistant Professor; non-tenure eligible; nine-month position (with an opportunity to teach during the summer session) in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences. Position is permanent with an opportunity for a 3-year contract after 3 consecutive years of positive annual evaluations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate courses in the Health Sciences; advise undergraduates; meet service expectations of the department, school, university, community and profession; support research activities in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences.

QUALIFICATIONS Required: Earned Master’s Degree in Health Science or related field; teaching experience in higher education; competence in teaching undergraduate courses in content areas such as: introduction to epidemiology; nutrition for health and disease; health disparities in the US; personal health and behavior change; disease trends, prevention and control; coping and adaptation; health care management; substance abuse, health disparities. Faculty member must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. Preferred: Doctoral Degree in Health Science or related field; record of teaching and service activities in higher education. Experience advising undergraduate students and directing undergraduate student research.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and abilities.

STARTING DATES: August 15, 2019

THE UNIVERSITY: Virginia Commonwealth University, located in Richmond, Virginia is a public, urban, major research institution comprised of over 1,500 faculty members who educate more than 32,000 students. The university has an increasingly diverse ethnic, cultural and international character. Serving as Virginia’s capital, Richmond is a vibrant, prosperous metropolitan area of approximately one million people. It is located within driving distance of Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach and the Blue Ridge mountains. Visit to learn more about the university.

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in the College of Humanities and Sciences is comprised of 13 full-time faculty members engaged in an array of clinical, applied, and interdisciplinary endeavors. The undergraduate programs consist of concentrations in Exercise Science and Health Sciences, and graduate programs include a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Behavior Coaching, a MS in Health and Movement Science, and a PhD in Rehabilitation and Movement Science. For more information on the Department please visit .

How to apply

APPLICATION PROCESS: Submit letter of application that includes and emphasizes the courses that relate to your specialization, your curriculum vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three references to Candidates must agree to current and prior employers being contacted, if they are among a small group of finalists. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Situated in the heart of Richmond, the capital of Virginia since 1779, Virginia Commonwealth University serves an integral role in the economic health of the city — educating the current and future workforce, reaching out to the community, advancing research and enhancing patient care.