Department of Exercise Science, full-time tenure-line position; begins Fall 2019
The Exercise Science department seeks a candidate with the ability to teach either nutrition or exercise physiology and demonstrated experience teaching human anatomy and/or physiology courses and labs using human cadavers. Additional responsibilities may include teaching an introductory research course, electives in the candidate's specialty area(s), and a senior capstone course in the candidate's area of expertise. The standard teaching assignment is three units (i.e. courses) per semester and often includes a combination of lectures and labs. The faculty member is expected to maintain an active research program utilizing human models and that provides opportunities for undergraduate student research. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, and participation in departmental and University governance.
Ph.D. in Exercise Science or related field (ABD considered). The department is open to content area of expertise, however, seeks a candidate capable of teaching exercise physiology or nutrition. Experience teaching either human anatomy and/or physiology with labs is required.
Compensation and Benefits:
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
About Puget Sound: The University of Puget Sound is located in Tacoma, Washington, a vibrant, diverse mid-sized urban port city. Within, and near, Tacoma there is ready access to urban, rural, and natural areas as well as opportunities to participate in a wide variety of cultural activities.
Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than October 1, 2018 to ensure consideration.
Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application. Applications submitted without these documents requested below will not be considered:
Letter of Interest
Diversity Statement (see below)
Example of either a published manuscript or dissertation chapter
Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be prompted to enter the contact information for three (3) reference providers. The system will email these reference providers to request a letter on the next business day.
Candidate's Diversity Statement. As a department and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In the candidate's diversity statement, applicants should comment on their ability to contribute meaningfully to our on-going commitment to be informed and competent with regard to issues of diversity, equity, and individual differences. We encourage applicants to reference the University of Puget Sound's current Diversity Strategic Plan (DSP) at http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/diversity-at-puget-sound/diversity-strategic-plan/ prior to writing this statement. While not an exhaustive list, the following are some ways candidates can express their qualification:
Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university's commitment to inclusion and diversity;
Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;
Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;
Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;
Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;
Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university's DSP;
Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one's effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Puget Sound is an equal opportunity employer.
About Puget Sound Puget Sound is a selective national liberal arts college in Tacoma, Washington, drawing 2,600 students from 48 states and 20 countries. Puget Sound graduates include Rhodes and Fulbright scholars, notables in the arts and culture, entrepreneurs and elected officials, and leaders in business and finance locally and throughout the world. A low student-faculty ratio provides Puget Sound students with personal attention from faculty who have a strong commitment to teaching and offer 1,200 courses each year in more than 40 traditional and interdisciplinary fields, including graduate programs in occupational and physical therapy and in education. Puget Sound is the only nationally ranked independent undergraduate liberal arts college in Western Washington, and one of just five independent colleges in the Pacific Northwest granted a charter by Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s most prestigious academic honorary society. Visit "About Puget Sound" (http://www.pugetsound.edu/about) to learn more about the college.
As a strategic goal and through our core values, University of Puget Sound is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. We seek diversity of identity, thought, perspective, and background in our students, faculty, and staff. EOE/AA