Bellarmine University – Assistant or Associate Professor, Exercise Science (Louisville, KY)

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in the Princeton Review's Best 382 Colleges, is one of the top 15 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2018 college rankings, and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 175-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood of Louisville, KY, which Glassdoor recently recognized one of the nation's top 10 cities where pay goes the furthest, and National Geographic calls it a top 10 food city. ZipRecruiter calls Louisville a top 10 city for job seekers, thanks in part to its central location and low unemployment. Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of diverse backgrounds to apply for positions.

Job Description:

The Department of Exercise Science at Bellarmine University seeks to fill a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment, with a start date of August 2018. Salary and rank (Assistant or Associate Professor) will be commensurate with past experiences and academic qualifications. The Department of Exercise Science was formed in 2008 and has quickly grown to over 230 majors, with concentrations either in Sport Performance or Health and Wellness. Housed in the newly renovated Flynn Building, our students have access to state of the art laboratory facilities containing a BodPod unit, hydrostatic weighing tank, and two ParvoMedics metabolic analyzers, among other equipment. We aim to add a collaborative faculty member to our team whose expertise pertains to the promotion of population health and wellness. A focus on community engagement and outreach is strongly desired. Responsibilities will include teaching within areas of expertise, active scholarship, student advising, and university service. Opportunities to teach in graduate programs also exist depending on experience, expertise, and background.

Additional Information:

The Exercise Science Program is part of the newly formed School of Movement and Rehabilitation Science, College of Health Professions, along with the Masters of Science in Athletic Training and the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. This new structure will provide ample opportunities for collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship and service.

Department Vision

The vision of the department is to become a recognized regional leader in the field of Exercise Science, empowering our students to impact health, fitness and wellness within all communities.

Department Mission

Rooted in Catholic traditions of excellence in education and principles of social justice, the Exercise Science department emphasizes outreach and service to all individuals. Using a holistic approach, engaged faculty guide students through personal transformation, enabling them to maximize their potential as advocates for health and fitness through physical activity.

Application Instructions:

Applications are currently being accepted and review will begin promptly. For best consideration, materials should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than November 1, 2017. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references through the appropriate link in this posting. Additional inquiries may be directed in confidence to Dr. Andrew Carnes, Search Committee Chair, through the Hirezon Interview Exchange submission website.

Job Requirements:

The suitable candidate is a dynamic individual who will work with community partners, faculty, and students to further develop and implement excellence in the teaching, scholarship and service missions of the Department of Exercise Science at Bellarmine University. This candidate will have:

  • Earned doctorate in Exercise Science or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Expertise in physical activity and health promotion
  • Evidence of scholarly activity and teaching excellence at the university level
  • Effective organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to diversity, inclusivity, and community engagement

The successful candidate will value the University's Catholic identity and tradition, and will support the University's vision and mission, commitment to service and hospitality, and the intellectual, ethical and moral development of all students.

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