The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks an outstanding faculty member for an assistant professor, nine-month tenure-track position in the School’s Exercise Science program beginning August 2020. The ideal candidate will have the ability to deliver a wide variety of undergraduate Exercise Science courses.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must possess the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Exercise Science, or a closely-related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Exercise Science. Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.
  • Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in Exercise Science.
  • Evidence of successful college teaching experience in an Exercise Science or closely-related curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:

  • Experience with or demonstrated potential for successful teaching Exercise Science lectures and labs in traditional and online formats.
  • Ability to teach Human Anatomy & Physiology courses.
  • Evidence of a commitment to promoting undergraduate student scholarly activity.
  • Evidence of ability to contribute to collaborative relationships.
  • Hold professional certifications associated with Exercise Science.
  • Evidence of successful community involvement including the ability to develop and sustain formal partnerships with relevant exercise science-related agencies.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The UNCW Exercise Science Program has a long-standing and successful history of preparing students for matriculation to graduate school or careers in exercise science related fields. The successful candidate will join an outstanding Exercise Science faculty that serves approximately 400 undergraduate students.

Exercise Science students must complete the exercise science core courses and then, choose one of two concentrations: The Allied Health concentration or The Exercise Physiology Certification concentration.

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) has five undergraduate degree programs: Public Health; Exercise Science; Healthful Living and Fitness Education; Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management; and Recreation Therapy. The SHAHS also has Master of Science degrees in Athletic Training, Health Care Administration, and Gerontology with 4+1 options (Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology, Recreation Therapy / Gerontology, and Exercise Science / Gerontology, and supports a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and a Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education. Minors are offered in Gerontology; Health; and Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management.

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. The CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join an energetic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff, and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families, and communities in the southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Position Type: Permanent

Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.