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Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Biomechanics

Assistant Professor of Biomechanics
25 Jul 2022
25 Jul 2022
Kirksville, MO
United States
Truman State University

The Department of Health and Exercise Sciences (HES) at Truman State University is looking for a full time, one-year, non-tenure-track appointment of Assistant Professor of Biomechanics to begin August 2022.  This position is ideal for candidates looking to build a record of teaching in a liberal arts environment.

Ideal candidate will have college teaching experience in biomechanics and relevant terminal degrees (MS for appointment at the instructor-level, PhD for appointment at the assistant professor-level, ABD candidate will be considered).

The candidate will be responsible for teaching two sections of Biomechanics per semester plus one other health and exercise sciences course (e.g., research methods). The position can be remote if necessary.

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter to the interim chair of HES, Dr. Roberta Donahue (

THE UNIVERSITY: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 4,000 students who make up its student body are well prepared for the challenging academics in a supportive environment. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate or professional school within a year of earning a degree. Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among the state’s public colleges and universities. For more than two decades, Truman has been recognized as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category by U.S. News & World Report, and Washington Monthly consistently ranks Truman as one of the best master’s universities in the nation. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit

THE COMMUNITY: Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to being the home of Truman, Kirksville is the birthplace of osteopathic medicine and features a medical school, dental school and community college, and the Kirksville School District is consistently recognized for academic excellence. The community takes pride in several annual events including the Round Barn Blues Festival and the FLATS Trail Half-Marathon. The charming downtown area features an arts center, as well as several local shops and restaurants. It is also the site of numerous community events including the Red, White and Blue Festival in the summer and the Red Barn Arts and Craft Festival each fall. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville Regional Airport to St. Louis provide quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. More information about Kirksville can be found at