|Position Title||Assistant/Associate Lecturer or Assistant/Associate Teaching Professor of Exercise Science|
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|Length of Appointment||FT Academic Year|
We invite applications for a Non-Tenure-Line Assistant or Associate Lecturer in Exercise Science in the School of Kinesiology. Candidates with a doctorate may be considered for the rank of Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor. The successful candidate will provide high quality teaching in the undergraduate Exercise Science program. Potential courses include applied strength and conditioning for sport performance, exercise prescription, human performance assessments, anatomy, and/or other courses based upon knowledge and expertise. Active engagement in department, college, University, and professional service activities is also expected.
We seek candidates who will connect with students of diverse backgrounds and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, diversity, and inclusion. At Ball State, inclusiveness is one of our enduring values. Applicants should familiarize themselves with our Inclusive Excellence Plan to identify how you might contribute to these efforts. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.
This opportunity is for one academic year with the possibility of renewal beginning August 18, 2023. Salary begins at $48,000.
Applicants must have a master's degree in exercise science, biomechanics, exercise physiology, kinesiology, or closely related field from an accredited college or university by time of appointment. Teaching experience in higher education and the ability to teach courses in exercise science using a variety of instructional strategies, including online, face-to-face, experiential and field-based learning are also required.
|Authorization to work in the US||Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.|
Preferred candidates will hold a professional certification related to sport performance or strength and conditioning. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who have experience and expertise leading strength and conditioning and sport performance programming for athletes, experience with biomechanical analysis and assessment of movement for corrective exercise, and who have experience teaching courses related to sport performance, movement and performance assessments, and exercise prescription.
|Pre-Employment Screening||Requires successful completion of a background check and education verification.|
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Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.
|Department||School of Kinesiology:900030|
The School of Kinesiology provides comprehensive educational programs related to understanding the impact physical activity has on health, society, and quality of life for the general population as well as children, older adults, athletes, and people with disabilities, injuries, or disease. The School features about 35 committed faculty members and approximately 750 students through undergraduate programs in aquatics, coaching, exercise science, physical education and health, and sport administration, and graduate programs in athletic coaching education, athletic training, biomechanics, clinical exercise physiology, exercise physiology, sport administration, sport and exercise psychology, and human bioenergetics (PhD). As part of the University Core Curriculum, the School also houses the physical fitness and wellness (PFW) program that reflects Ball State's commitment to positively impacting quality of life and the University's mission of students living meaningful lives and thriving in fulfilling careers. To support our students and faculty, the School also houses 7 state of the art laboratories for both teaching and research: Human Performance Laboratory (HPL), Clinical Exercise Physiology Laboratory, Biomechanics Laboratory, Sport and Exercise Psychology Laboratory, Undergraduate Exercise Science and First Aid Laboratory, Integrative Exercise Physiology Laboratory, and the Athletic Training Teaching and Research Laboratory.
The College of Health is moving boldly forward in making interprofessional education, practice and research its paradigm across its disciplines. The College offers 32 academic programs in 7 units: Departments of Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling; Military Science; Nutrition and Health Science; Speech Pathology and Audiology; and Social Work plus the Schools of Nursing and Kinesiology. Our 224 faculty and staff serve nearly 3,000 students. We partner with regional communities for immersive learning and research. Our Health Professions Building was opened in 2019 with 165,000 square feet and is LEED Gold certified. Our Interprofessional Community Clinics offers a range of health and mental health services by students supervised by faculty as well as community health education and prevention services through the Healthy Lifestyle Center. Other facilities include the Health and Physical Activity (HP) complex, Ball Gymnasium, and Lewellen Aquatic Center. Our faculty and students contribute to the evidence base for their respective disciplines. Our research footprint features research institutes, including the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies and Human Performance Lab. We are committed to inclusive excellence in all we do and intend to contribute to an increasingly diverse health professional workforce to help decrease health care disparities.
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|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||08/18/2023|
|Position End Date||05/12/2024|
|Applications Accepted Through Date|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Consideration Date: to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by the date indicated here. (Applications will continue to be accepted after the full consideration date, until a sufficient applicant pool has been achieved or the position is filled. The closing date is subject to change without notice to applicants.)||10/31/2022|
|Information regarding transcripts||The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.|
|Special Instructions Summary||
In the Applicant Documents section of this application, please provide an inclusive excellence statement describing how you would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at Ball State University through your teaching, research, and/or service. Please include examples of your contributions when possible. Word limit 500.
Submit a detailed CV, including contact information for 3-5 professional references, along with a cover letter explicating your qualifications, interest, and experience as well as a copy of transcripts of all academic work. Submit a separate statement of your visions for inclusive excellence. Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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