The School of Social Sciences and Professional Studies at Ferrum College is currently seeking to appoint a tenure-track faculty in the Human Performance (HHP) program in Exercise Science at the assistant professor rank.  The successful candidate will be expected to have a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology or related field, and possess expertise and/or experience in exercise physiology and kinesiology/biomechanics.  A demonstrated record of college teaching experience is highly desirable.


TEACHING:  The dynamic faculty member will teach courses in exercise physiology, health related fitness, and kinesiology as well as other core courses in the HHP curriculum.  Our faculty serve as mentors and advisors to our students and supervise internships. All candidates must provide evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level and possess a commitment to a robust liberal arts education.

SCHOLARSHIP:  A successful candidate will provide evidence of scholarship, publication, and/or presentation activity through appropriate professional venues and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students.

SERVICE:  Our faculty fully participate in leadership activities and fulfill leadership roles at the College-wide, School, Program, and disciplinary level.

A comprehensive review of applications will begin immediately, and will remain open until filled, unless noted otherwise in the description below.  Ferrum College offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, life, STD/LTD insurances, paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan.  A letter of application, including curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarship and research, copies of graduate transcripts, and at least three recent letters of recommendation should be sent to the following:

Electronic submissions (PDF or Word file attachments) may be emailed to resumes@ferrum.edu or

Office of Human Resources
Ferrum College
P.O. Box 1000
Ferrum, VA 24088

Please Note: A background check is required.

Ferrum College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.

About Ferrum College

Founded in 1913, Ferrum College provides lifelong learning and outstanding career and graduate school preparation in a setting of rich natural beauty.  A four-year, private, co-educational, liberal arts college related to the United Methodist Church, Ferrum offers nationally recognized bachelor’s degree programs ranging from business and environmental science to teacher education and criminal justice, campus-wide wireless Internet, small classes, and a dedicated faculty.  Surrounded by mountains, lakes, rivers, state parks, and numerous small towns brimming with regional heritage, Ferrum College also boasts a wide variety of venues for outdoor recreation and cultural enrichment.