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Assistant Professor - Movement Science (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences)

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Required Qualifications and Education: Doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or closely related field. ABD will be considered with Ph.D. completed by August 2020. Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the university level. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a clear plan for their scholarship/research agenda. Service involvement in related areas.

Preferred Qualifications and Education: Experience teaching at a 4 year institution. ACSM, NSCA, or other related certifications. A clear research agenda suitable to a teaching intensive, student centered university. Individuals who can contribute to the Movement Science Department through their teaching, scholarship, and service as well as to the diversity and excellence of the GVSU community are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:
Teach 9cr load each term. Will teach a variety of courses that may include: Kinesiology, strength and conditioning, as well as teaching skills in the candidate’s area of expertise and other areas that complement our core instructional needs. Advise and mentor students. Provide service to the Department of Movement Science, Grand Valley community (department, college, university) and the profession. Conduct scholarly work involving undergraduate students.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Grand Valley State University offers an excellent benefits program. For further information please access the Human Resources website

Department/Division: Movement Science Department

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 21, 2019 and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University. 

How To Apply: Apply online at Submit a letter of application, CV, and brief statements outlining your scholarship/research agenda and teaching philosophy. You will also need to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview.  If you need assistance or have questions, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. Contact Dr. David Laughlin, Search Committee Chair, at (616) 331-9369 or with questions about the position.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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