Tenure Track in Exercise Science

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for two tenure track Exercise Science faculty positions in the Kinesiology Department beginning in August 2018. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Qualifications

Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Exercise Science or a related field. ABD will be considered.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required.  Preference will be given to candidates with extensive teaching and research experience in Exercise Science or a related field.  Candidates with clinical experience are encouraged to apply.

Because Taylor University is a Christ-centered, evangelical, nondenominational, covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and its mission of ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need, applicants must confess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, have a vibrant Christian faith, and display a passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University.

Responsibilities

The appointee will teach a variety of courses that may include Physiology of Exercise, Applied Nutrition, Research Methods, Physical Fitness Assessment, Physical Fitness Prescription, EKG, Therapeutic Exercise and Pharmacology, Biomechanics, and general education fitness courses. Involvement in a variety of interdisciplinary and outreach oriented health science activities is possible and encouraged.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active program of faculty-mentored student research and scholarship. Active membership in professional societies, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are expected.

Department

The Kinesiology Department offers a major in Exercise Science with two concentration options and a major in Sport Management. The department also offers minors in Sport Management and Coaching.  The department has 7 full-time faculty and is housed in the Eichling Aquatics Wing of the Kesler Student Activities Center.

Location

Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                

The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.

Start Date

August 2018; One position may be filled in January 2018 if possible.

Application

Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to academics@taylor.edu. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences. All materials will remain confidential. The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.