Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction – Exercise Science



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Job description

Job ID 33934
Location Tampa, FL
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Posting Details

Department: Educational and Psychological Studies / 1715000

College/Division: College of Education

Salary Plan: Faculty

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable, competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Exercise Science program is designed to equip future exercise professionals with the knowledge and skills to meet the diverse health and performance needs of our population through the integration of coursework with laboratory-based and field-based experiential learning. The Exercise Science program provides a Bachelor of Science degree. The graduate program offers three Master of Science degrees: Exercise Science, Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength & Conditioning, and Exercise Science with a concentration in Health & Wellness.

Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Instruction: 9-month, non-tenure earning, effective August 7, 2023


Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses in Exercise Science including but not limited to Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, Survey of Exercise Science, Exercise Psychology, Exercise Testing and Prescription and Labs, Clinical Exercise Testing and Prescription and Lab, Strength and Conditioning, and Administration of Fitness and Wellness Centers; coordinating and supervising field experiences; mentoring undergraduate students including student organization supervision; and involvement in professional organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned graduate degree with a specialization in Exercise Science or a related field
  • Experience in college-level teaching
  • Experience in instructional technology
  • Experience in an exercise science laboratory and/or practical setting
  • Experience and/or interest in supervising and coordinating field experiences
  • Experience mentoring undergraduate students
  • Record of involvement in professional organizations
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Exercise Science or related field
  • Successful teaching experience (in both traditional and online formats) in undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Exercise Science
  • Experience and/or interest in new course development
  • ACSM, NSCA, NCHEC, or other professional certification

The Exercise Science program is part of the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies which is home to six other programs: Educational Measurement and Research, Educational Psychology, Instructional Technology, Interdisciplinary Education, School Psychology, and Social Foundations, collectively committed to “Advancing rigorous inquiry and preparing highly qualified, culturally responsive professionals.”

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Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level 1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 33934

Posting Date: 04/21/2023

Posting End Date: 05/16/2023

How To Apply

USF welcomes applications from qualified applicants who have knowledge of and experience with individuals representing diverse backgrounds and cultures. Applications should include a letter describing qualifications for the position in each of the above areas, current vita, unofficial university transcripts, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. All required documents must be uploaded in one attachment. Position finalists will be required to provide official university transcripts and letters of recommendation from professional references. Letters from references are not required at the time of application. References will not be contacted until the advanced stages of screening, and candidates will receive prior notification. Please specify Position #12172 on all submitted documents.

Complete applications should submitted by 5:00 pm EST on May 15, 2023. For more information about the position or application, please contact Dr. Candi Ashley ([email protected]), Chair of the Search Committee.

Equal Employment Opportunity

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

The University of South Florida does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sexual harassment. Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator. Reports may be made at any time either online or directly to the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

Federal Rights

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Work Location

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The USF College of Education is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni that honors differences, provides equitable opportunities, fosters mutual respect, challenges stereotyped preconceptions, and condemns all forms of discrimination and prejudice. We respect and appreciate the diversity of human experiences differentiated by, for example, age, ancestry, circumstance, citizenship, culture, disability, ethnicity, family status, gender, language, nationality, political beliefs, race, religion, sexuality, or socioeconomic circumstances.

About USF

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