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Assistant or Associate Professor, Exercise Science
Post Date: 10/18/2021
Close Date: 12/15/2021
Company:
North Dakota State University

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https://prd.hcm.ndus.edu/psp/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=2936699&PostingSeq=1

Salary:
$50,000 - $69,999

Location:
Fargo, ND

Job Description:
Position Description & Details:

The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (HNES) at North Dakota State University (NDSU) invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor position in the area of exercise science beginning Fall 2022. This position will be 40 percent teaching (12 credits per year), 40 percent research, 10 percent advising, and 10 percent service. Responsibilities will include supporting NDSU’s land-grant mission of teaching, research, and service.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the ACSM accredited undergraduate Exercise Science program, as well as in the Master's program in Exercise/Nutrition Science and Doctoral program in Exercise Science and Nutrition; participate in academic advising; direct graduate student theses and dissertations; serve on graduate student committees; establish an independent line of research and publish in scholarly journals; seek and secure external funding to support scholarly activity; be active in professional societies; actively recruit undergraduate and graduate students to the department; and provide service to the department, college, university, and community.

Teaching responsibilities are split between undergraduate and graduate education. Potential teaching opportunities may include, but are not restricted to: undergraduate classes in exercise assessment and prescription, exercise testing laboratory, and electrocardiography, and graduate classes in obesity across the lifespan, and exercise assessment and prescription. Further, other graduate level courses may also be developed for the MS and PhD graduate programs which fit the program and candidate.

The HNES department is housed within the College of Human Sciences and Education and includes five undergraduate programs majors, four master’s programs, and a doctoral program. Approximately 30 faculty and staff members oversee the programs with approximately 430 undergraduates and 100 graduate students within the department (https://www.ndsu.edu/hnes/).

The undergraduate exercise science program leads to entry level careers in exercise and sport science, as well as supports entry into various graduate programs following graduation. The program prioritizes experiential learning through active learning in the classroom and external field experiences and internships. The MS Exercise/Nutrition Science program combines traditional thesis and paper paths with a new plan, internship/capstone, based on the goals of the student. The PhD Exercise Science and Nutrition program prepares the next generation of scholars for academia and industry.

NDSU is a student-focused, land grant, research university, with approximately 12,000 students enrolled. NDSU is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community and operationalizing this component of its strategic plan. NDSU is ranked by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as North Dakota’s only top-100 public research university. In that category, NDSU is 95th in nation in total R&D expenditures. Research productivity leads the state and in recent years climbed as high as $156 million as reported to the NSF.

Fargo is the largest city in North Dakota and part of the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area (population - 200,000). Fargo was recently ranked #8 among the best 100 Places to Live (by Livability) and #5 among the 10 Best Places to Raise Kids (by smartassetTM). Fargo has a vibrant downtown, thriving school districts, numerous parks and recreation opportunities, and is known for its low-cost of living and safe neighborhoods. Check out these websites to learn more about Fargo: https://www.fargomoorhead.org/ and https://www.fmwfchamber.com/why-fmwf.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. PhD in exercise science, exercise physiology, or closely related field from an accredited institution (PhD degree completion required by August 15, 2022)

2. Demonstrated proficiency of college teaching in exercise science courses

3. Evidence of potential to publish original research

4. Effective oral and written communications skills

5. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Peer-reviewed publications in translational, human subject research

2. Post-doctoral research or equivalent experience

3. Ability to collaborate and complement current research in the department, college, and NDSU

4. Ability to secure external funding to support scholarly research

5. Evidence of successful academic advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels

6. Experience supervising graduate student research

7. Membership and involvement in professional organizations

8. ACSM or NSCA certification

Applicant Materials Required:

A complete application packet will include: 1) a letter of application addressing the position qualifications, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) the names and contact information for at least three professional references, 4) unofficial copies of all degree granting transcripts, 5) teaching philosophy (2 page maximum), and 6) research plan (2 page maximum).

Screening of applicants will begin on December 15, 2021 and proceed until the position is filled. Women and traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

For more information regarding this position, please contact the search committee Chair, Dr. Marty Douglas at marty.douglas@ndsu.edu or 701-231-6385.

Benefits:

NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package with includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university – with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include, wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:

1. PhD in exercise science, exercise physiology, or closely related field from an accredited institution (PhD degree completion required by August 15, 2022)

2. Demonstrated proficiency of college teaching in exercise science courses

3. Evidence of potential to publish original research

4. Effective oral and written communications skills

5. Demonstrated commitment to collaboration, diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Peer-reviewed publications in translational, human subject research

2. Post-doctoral research or equivalent experience

3. Ability to collaborate and complement current research in the department, college, and NDSU

4. Ability to secure external funding to support scholarly research

5. Evidence of successful academic advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels

6. Experience supervising graduate student research

7. Membership and involvement in professional organizations

8. ACSM or NSCA certification

Contact Information:
jobs@ndsu.edu
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