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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Position Title: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Faculty Position Announcement: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

The Division of Health and Life Sciences at William Penn University (Iowa) announces a full-time, 9-month tenure-track position in Kinesiology beginning August 2019. This position requires a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related discipline. ABD may be considered. Previous college teaching experience is highly desirable. Applicant screening will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

We welcome applications from candidates who are passionate about student learning and diversity in its many forms, who are creative, energetic, and engaging professors, advisors, and colleagues. We want you to be intellectually curious, collaborative, technologically savvy, and involved in campus life. As a Penn professor, you will continue important collaborations with colleagues in education, mathematics, computer science, psychology, chemistry, anatomy/physiology, and biology faculty, strength & conditioning and other athletic staff, as well as local physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers. A commitment to our University mission and to continual improvement intellectually and pedagogically also are important to us.

Courses include Analysis of Human Motion, Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Prescription, and Sport/Exercise Nutrition. Additional teaching during the summer is possible. Familiarity with electronic data collection methods, including expired gas analysis, EMG, force plate, and motion analysis. Expertise in statistical and research methods is desirable.

Teaching facilities include an Exercise Science Laboratory (approx. 1000 square feet) with instructional computer, remote camera, and microphone for distance teaching; data collection computer; 8-camera Vicon motion analysis system; 0.6m x 1.2m AMTI strain-gauge force plate; iWorx teaching kit with EMG/EEG/EOG/GSR, 6- and 12-lead ECG, expired gas analysis, blood pressure, stethoscope, pulse plethysmograph, foot and hand switches, and numerous other peripherals (expandable); LabScribe 4.0 data collection software; Monark electronically braked cycle ergometer with integrated heart rate monitor.

William Penn University is a liberal arts institution located in Oskaloosa, Iowa, and affiliated with the Society of Friends. The university was founded by Quaker pioneers in 1873 to provide a quality education to all interested men and women regardless of race, creed, or socioeconomic status. One hundred and forty-eight years later, William Penn remains devoted to this ideal. The university is rooted in its Quaker heritage but welcomes faculty, staff, and students of all faiths.

Our mission focuses on our students – their education and their future. We strive to provide a vibrant learning community where all students can grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually through academic, creative, and athletic pursuits; a community where leadership capabilities are learned and enhanced as students interact, communicate, and serve in the Quaker tradition.

Applicants should send letter of application emphasizing teaching experience and research interests, a statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Christy Boston, Executive Assistant to the Dean, William Penn University, 201 Trueblood Avenue, Oskaloosa, IA 52577 (bostonc@wmpenn.edu). Electronic submissions are encouraged. William Penn University is an Equal Opportunity Employer; qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.