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Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Exercise Science (Biomechanics)

Assistant or Associate Professor
03 Oct 2022
03 Oct 2022
Kirksville, MO
United States
Truman State University


Position Title Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Exercise Science (January or August 2023)
Job Responsibilities
The person hired for this position will provide classroom instruction primarily in biomechanics but must also be able to teach other Exercise Science courses such as assessment and prescription and research methods. This individual will also be expected to fulfill other academic duties including conducting research appropriate to the teacher-scholar model, academic advising, mentoring of student research and other co-curricular experiences, and provide service to the University and community.

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

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Exercise Science, or similar area (DPTOTD, and related degrees included). by start date of employment.

  • Teaching effectiveness or the potential for teaching effectiveness in exercise science and other related areas

  • Experience or willingness to teach biomechanics

  • Evidence of scholarly productivity, or the potential to be a productive scholar

  • Evidence of commitment to liberal arts and sciences education as a teacher-scholar

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous successful college/university teaching experience

  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for mentoring undergraduate research

  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in students

  • Evidence or demonstrated potential for scholarly activity beyond the thesis or dissertation

  • ACSM EP-C Certification

Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above and each of the following:

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

  • Current curriculum vitae

  • Three letters of recommendation

  • Undergraduate and graduate college transcripts