Southern Arkansas University is accepting applications for a 9-month Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Exercise Science, effective August 1, 2024.

The Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences is one of the largest on campus. The department focuses on Exercise Science, Sports Management, K-12 Physical Education, and Health (Teacher Preparation) and an M.S. in Kinesiology-Coaching. We actively collaborate with all departments within the College of Education and Human Performance.

The Exercise Science program at Southern Arkansas University is vibrant and one of the fastest-growing majors on campus, with 155+ majors. The degree currently offers two tracks (Pre-Professional and Strength Conditioning.) The Pre-Professional track prepares students to be admitted into medical field graduate programs like Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy, etc. The Strength and Conditioning track prepare those individuals seeking a career in the fitness and sports performance fields.


Teach a full-time load consisting of face-to-face and online instruction; teach courses in the Exercise Science curriculum; use a student-centered approach to teaching, advising/mentoring; serve on committees; scholarship and service to the university, department and community and other duties as assigned.


Earned doctorate (ABD considered for a term position) in Exercise Science or closely related field; strong ability to deliver a wide variety of undergraduate/graduate level courses in the-disciples of exercise science; willingness to formulate courses that expand on current curricula and actively contribute to refining undergraduate-level courses and curricula; has strong desire to work with diverse student populations and is committed to using data to improve the quality of all facets of the department continuously; have a record of or the potential for publishing, presenting scholarly endeavors, and /or securing external funding; must be a team player that complements and strengthens our graduate and undergraduate programs of study; work with a team-centered approach; experience and understanding of ACSM, NSCA and/or other related professional bodies. All SAU faculty and staff demonstrate a commitment to inclusion and diversity of the University community and excellence in interpersonal behaviors and effective collaboration with colleagues. Joining the SAU family requires a commitment to our culture of Continuous Quality Improvement.

Southern Arkansas University is a public comprehensive regional university located in the city of Magnolia, located in southwest Arkansas. SAU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (AQIP participant as of 2010). More information is available at www.saumag.edu.

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and the contact information of three (3) references to [email protected] or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. AA/EOE. Non-listed references may be contacted. Applications will be accepted until April 1, 2024 or until position is filled.
SAU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented populations.

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