Assistant or Associate Professor, Exercise & Sport Science (tenure track)

Queens University of Charlotte   Charlotte, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 10, 2023
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Summary: The Blair College of Health at Queens University of Charlotte invites applications for a full time Assistant or Associate Professor, 9‐month faculty position in Exercise and Sport Science beginning August, 2023 for the 2023-2024 academic year.

We seek an energetic, collaborative faculty member who will contribute to the student experience and the mission of the department and college. The growing exercise and sport science curriculum includes robust internship opportunities and satisfies the necessary prerequisites for most physical therapy and occupational therapy graduate programs.

Students in this program have the goal of attending graduate school in health‐related fields or using their undergraduate degrees in exercise and sport science to begin careers in clinical, rehabilitation, community health, or strength and conditioning areas.  The Department of Kinesiology is committed to inclusive and innovative undergraduate teaching. Queens is also pursuing a multidisciplinary data analytics initiative to strengthen students’ quantitative skills.  The ability to contribute to this strategic initiative through programming, quantitative methods, and relevant experience in creating similar high-impact educational opportunities is welcome.

The Exercise and Sport Science program is housed in the department of Kinesiology. The faculty member will report to the Chair of the Kinesiology Department. Primary teaching responsibility will be with undergraduate students in the Exercise and Sport Science program. Additional teaching responsibilities may include teaching in the nationally distinctive Queens General Education or Honors programs. Queens’ faculty also have the opportunity to propose and lead study abroad programs. This position is exempt from provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is not eligible to earn overtime pay or compensatory time off for additional hours worked. This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In this role, the successful candidate will:

  • Teach undergraduate courses in exercise and sport science curriculum (specifically Introductory courses, Biomechanics, Motor Behavior, Exercise and Sport Science, and Strength and Conditioning).
  • Engagement in curriculum design and assessment within the program.
  • Conduct research leading to presentations and publications
  • Commitment to professional development, scholarship, professional service, and maintenance of professional credentials.
  • The ability to provide academic and career advising to students.
  • Commitment and contribution to the University’s mission and strategic plans.
  • Represent the Kinesiology department and Queens University of Charlotte in a positive, professional manner.
  • Regular presence on campus and in the lab, and office hours.

 Secondary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Other duties and special projects may be assigned to meet department and/or university goals

Experience, Knowledge and Skills Required

An earned doctoral degree in Exercise and Sport Science or a closely related field from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications and Expectations:

  • Teaching experience (classroom and online) at the university level in one or more of the following areas: introduction to exercise science, biomechanics, motor behavior, exercise physiology, applied kinesiology and anatomy.
  • Theoretical and applied knowledge in the field of Exercise and Sport Science.
  • The ability to provide academic and career advising to students.
  • Passion for undergraduate education of traditional and post‐traditional adult students at all levels of proficiency, demonstrating knowledge of effective and innovative teaching methods.
  • Commitment to professional development, scholarship, professional service, and maintenance of professional credentials.
  • The ability to make connections across disciplines and in the community on behalf of students and the university, including the development of internships beneficial to the student experience.
  • Knowledge of program assessment, curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation.
  • The ability to conduct research and mentor students at the undergraduate level in this area

 Application Process

Does this sound like a good fit? Click here https://smrtr.io/cGTnT and click on the green “I’m interested” button and submit:

  1. A cover letter addressing the position qualifications and experience
  2. Current CV
  3. Contact information for three professional references.

 Applications received by February 10, 2023. will receive first consideration. Queens will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

 Located in the heart of the nation’s second fastest growing metropolitan area, Queens University of Charlotte leverages the city’s diverse and thriving environment as an extended classroom. Nationally recognized for undergraduate programs in international and interdisciplinary education, Queens blends the best of liberal arts learning with professional preparation and community engagement. Focused on supporting success for diverse learners, faculty build close and collaborative relationships with students and help them build intentional and individualized roadmaps for flourishing at Queens and beyond. At the graduate program level, the University offers innovative educational experiences that help learners advance professionally and retool for new opportunities. Our environs afford faculty myriad opportunities to advance their own professional growth and teaching and research interests by collaborating with vibrant industry, non-profit, and community organization sectors.

Because of our history of innovation and our legacy of strong leadership, Queens is positioned to be among the new forerunners of American higher education. This is a defining moment for Queens. While other institutions are focused on sustaining and surviving, we are thinking much bigger.

Institutions that understand what is needed and are willing to reimagine what is possible can position themselves to thrive and strengthen their market position after the pandemic with innovative approaches that are deeply connected to the world and its greatest challenges.

By 2030, Queens aspires to become the leading, private, national university of Charlotte with deep, meaningful, and reciprocal connections to the needs of our local community and economy; inventive and multidisciplinary academic programs that are connected to the world’s most pressing challenges and biggest areas of opportunity; a fully connected, integrated, and innovative set of experiences that support holistic wellness and wellbeing; a culture of continuous improvement and investment that enables faculty and staff to flourish and achieve their full potential; and a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion that begins on campus and radiates throughout the community.

Benefits

Queens offers comprehensive benefits to eligible employees, including: medical, dental and vision insurance, domestic partner benefits, defined contribution (matching) and supplemental 403(b) retirement plans, tuition remission and tuition exchange, Queens-paid life insurance, supplemental life insurance, dependent life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, flexible spending accounts (medical, dependent care, Health Savings Account), sick leave and long-term disability leave, paid parental leave, FMLA leave when eligible, reduced cost meals at Morrison Dining Hall, employee assistance program (EAP), free access to the Levine Center, wellness programs. In addition, employees may choose benefits such as pet insurance, critical care insurance and legal assistance.

Queens University of Charlotte is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to supporting and celebrating all forms of diversity. Queens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin, disability, political beliefs, veteran status, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law in the administration of its educational and admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic programs, employment and hiring policies, or other University-administered programs.

Any individual with a disability who needs any reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act to apply for a position or otherwise to participate in Queens' job search/selection process should contact the Director of Human Resources at 704.337.2222.

 Physical Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation) require ability to

  • Remain in a stationary position, most of the time.
  • Exchange accurate information with students, faculty and staff, frequently.
  • Read reports, create presentations, use a computer system, most of the time 
  • Communicate with students, faculty and staff, most of the time. 
  • Write, type, and use the computer, telephone, copier, and other office equipment systems, most of the time. 
  • Move about inside the workspace to access resources and office equipment, and attend meetings across campus, regularly. 
  • Exert moderate force to move objects, occasionally. 
  • Think critically, concentrate on the task at hand, and respond quickly to changes in conditions, most of the time.

Work Conditions 

  • Must be willing and able to work a flexible schedule to meet requirements of the position, including teaching night or weekend classes. 
  • Must be able to work in office and classroom environment while having contact with faculty, students, staff, and parents on any given day. 
  • Work has deadlines, interruptions, moderate volume and can be stressful. 
  • New faculty must be fully vaccinated when they begin their contract with Queens University of Charlotte. Queens’ COVID-19 response is found here: queens.edu/royalreturn. Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

Nothing in this job description restricts the university’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time; this description reflects the university’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned; this job description is subject to change at any time.