Overview

University of the Ozarks invites applications for a current opening as a tenure track Assistant Professor of Health Science beginning August 2021. Candidates should be ABD or have earned a Ph.D. degree in Health Science or a related discipline. The desired applicant would have the ability to work as part of a team to promote our growing health science program. The primary responsibilities of this position include the teaching of courses with a focus on exercise science and public health. Candidates with the ability to teach some or all of the following will be given preference: nutrition, exercise physiology, and epidemiology. We expect the candidate’s expertise will enhance the Health Science program’s curriculum. With teaching as the foremost priority, there is still encouragement and opportunity to conduct collaborative research in our newly remodeled and state of the art research facilities with our motivated students.

University of the Ozarks values personal attention and collegiality, thus a familiarity with and understanding of a small and residential campus are highly desirable. A sincere interest in students, excellent communication skills, and support of the University’s mission are also required.

Ranked in the Top 10 of Southern region comprehensive baccalaureate institutions by U. S. News & World Report, University of the Ozarks is a Presbyterian-related institution that blends the liberal arts and professional preparation in a student-centered environment emphasizing quality teaching and student learning. The University serves approximately 800 undergraduate students on a beautiful campus in Clarksville, Arkansas, located along Interstate-40 approximately 90 miles northwest of Little Rock, and nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ozark Mountains. The University serves students from diverse religious, cultural, educational and economic backgrounds and welcomes students from throughout the U.S. and from more than 20 countries around the world. Knowing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and rich and rewarding communities, Ozarks is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. The University is especially interested in applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences and those with a successful record of teaching and working with diverse students, including historically underrepresented minority students and other underserved populations. Recent campaigns have enhanced facilities, academic programs and other campus initiatives. For more information about the University of the Ozarks, visit www.ozarks.edu.

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the search is completed. Please send a letter of application; vita; statement of teaching philosophy; and three current letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching ability, to: Director of Human Resources at humanresources@ozarks.edu