Loyola Marymount University

Tenure Track - Assistant Professor in Kinesiology or Exercise Science

Health and Human Sciences

The Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering invites applicants with expertise in kinesiology and/or exercise science for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Human Sciences beginning Fall 2022. The tenure-track position is a 9-month contract from August 15-May 15 of each academic year. Salaries for faculty are highly competitive along with all applicable benefits.

The successful candidate will incorporate expertise into teaching courses to support the Department Mission (cse.lmu.edu/department/healthandhumansciences/). Priority areas of instruction for this position are in exercise physiology along with human anatomy and physiology. Other areas of teaching will depend on the individual expertise and could include coursework in kinesiology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, public health, healthcare administration, global and community health, or bioethics. Those with expertise or interest in community-based learning (CBL) are strongly encouraged to apply.

The candidate should display evidence of the ability to develop an effective research agenda using human research participants and involving mentorship of research experiences for undergraduate students. While candidates from all research disciplines in kinesiology are encouraged to apply, research expertise should be grounded in assessment of human health and involve work across a spectrum of marginalized populations, clinical, athletic, and/or special populations. Scholarship endeavors should contribute to and complement the department’s current research portfolio within the existing laboratory space of our new $100 Million Featherston Life Science Building (for details see seavernews.lmu.edu/new-life-sciences-building-2/)

Additional duties will include advising and mentoring undergraduate students majoring in Health and Human Sciences as well as service on college/university committees and regular participation in faculty governance. The University and the Department of Health and Human Sciences have a strong commitment to cultural and ethnic diversity within the faculty and student body. Applicants who have experience or interest in this area are asked to highlight this in their application.

Required qualifications: An ideal candidate will have:

  1. a minimum number of 1 year teaching experience at the college level as the instructor of record or as a graduate or postdoc teaching assistant;
  2. an earned terminal degree (Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate) in a field related to kinesiology, health, and/or rehabilitative science;
  3. research experience working with human research participants and a proposed agenda for a continuing scholarly program with human research participants;
  4. ability to incorporate innovative pedagogies or technologies in their teaching;**‡
  5. demonstrated multicultural competency and experience interacting effectively with diverse groups of people;*
  6. a professional and approachable demeanor with undergraduates.

**‡ To be demonstrated in the cover letter and/or teaching philosophy.
*Both #5 and #6 above are to be documented through a) submitted letters of recommendation, b) teaching evaluations, and/or c) publicly available institutional data.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience or interest in teaching and scholarship that attempts, where feasible, to promote community-based (CBL) or service learning which guides students in the integration of science and social justice is ideal. Candidates with research that complements existing departmental strengths are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates who are ABD will also be considered, but applicants must include the anticipated date of defense in their cover letter. The terminal degree must be conferred before the official start date for the position (August 15, 2022).

Loyola Marymount University (LMU), a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experiences, and beliefs to apply. Please read more about our commitments and our efforts at (resources.lmu.edu/dei/).

Interested persons may apply for this position online before November 1st. Applicants should use the online job portal at **admin.lmu.edu/hr/employment to view the full advertisement and/or to submit materials.

For questions, please contact the Health and Human Sciences search committee Chair, Dr. Todd Shoepe (Todd.Shoepe@lmu.edu).

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process can notify the Seaver College of Science and Engineering Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Dr. Heather Tarleton (Heather.Tarleton@lmu.edu).

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Last updated: 2021-10-07