Assistant Teaching Professor, Health & Exercise Science
Winston Salem, NC
Job posting number: #7071195
Posted: October 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Description Summary
The Department of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University invites applicants for an Assistant Teaching Professor position to begin July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will teach a variety of Health and Exercise Science courses including Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology along with the laboratories that accompany these classes. Candidates should possess a Ph.D. or an Ed.D. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology or a related discipline. We seek candidates with previous experience teaching undergraduates and who have a strong commitment to engaging students in the classroom. The mentoring of undergraduate research is also an expectation of the individual in this position.
Teaching professionals are vital members of the Wake Forest academic community and are essential to fulfilling the core teaching and service missions of the College. This is a permanent but non-tenurable, full-time position with an initial two-year contract. Promotion to ranks with longer-term appointments is possible. In addition to teaching three courses per semester, Assistant Teaching Professors serve as academic advisers and on departmental or university committees and receive support for continuing professional development.
Review of applications will begin on November 16, 2020 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted as a single PDF document that includes a cover letter describing your motivation to become part of our teaching community, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, a statement of how you will promote diversity and inclusion within our community, and contact information for three professional referees. If access to the internet is a challenge, a paper copy of the application can be mailed to Dr. Michael Berry, Department of Health and Exercise Science, Box 7868, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27109. Confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) will be requested for selected candidates after an initial review of materials. Submit applications online (preferred) using http://www.wfu.careers/. Address questions about the position to Michael Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Address inquiries about the application process and document submission to email@example.com.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.
In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.
Additional Job Description
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (roughly 5,300 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with 3,200 graduate students in school of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. The Department of Health and Exercise Science awards both BS and MS degrees. Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report's Guide to America's Best Colleges and Universities. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For additional information about the University, go to About Wake Forest. For additional information about the department, go to Health and Exercise Science.
Winston-Salem is part of the Piedmont Triad metropolitan region, which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the “City of Art and Innovation,” Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals and an active biomedical research community. Ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national survey, Winston-Salem is less than an hour from the Blue Ridge/Appalachian Mountains and less than 4 hours from the Atlantic Ocean.