Lecturer-Movement Sciences – Exercise Programming


Movement Sciences – Exercise Programming

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) at Arizona State University is seeking a full-time lecturer for an academic (9- month) position in the Movement Sciences program (Kinesiology, Sports Science and Performance Programming, and Clinical Exercise Science). This lecturer needs to be a dynamic instructor possessing the ability to teach a varied course load each semester ranging from introductory and applied movement courses to clinical exercise physiology. A full range of classes can be found under the degree searches for CHS (https://chs.asu.edu/programs/undergraduate). This is a non-tenure track teaching position, with no research responsibilities or requirements. Faculty duties include teaching (80%, equivalent to 12 credits per semester typically four courses), with the possibility that some courses may be online (synchronous or asynchronous), and service (20%) to the college or program. Applicants must present strong evidence of teaching experience in higher education (1+ years, full-time or equivalent part-time), and substantial evidence of effective teaching in a variety of courses in the relevant areas. Preference is given to those candidates with experience in course or curriculum design for undergraduate programs. Well-qualified candidates should also have work experience as an exercise physiologists in clinical settings (e.g., cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, medical fitness centers, etc.). These are fixed-term appointments that are renewable annually. Subsequent one-year appointments may be offered, under the same terms and conditions, at the discretion of the college and university.

This position will work with faculty across the college to address our Grand Challenges, complex and difficult health problems which require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, the college is focused on these Grand Challenges: Addressing the systems of health care and the health needs of populations, and optimizing health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. We value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs include integrated behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for six years in a row. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's sixth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu

Required Qualifications

  • MS or PhD degree in field appropriate to the duties, such as Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or other related disciplines
  • One (1) or more years of full-time or part-time equivalent (minimum 18 credit hours of instruction) college teaching experience in the area of exercise science.
  • Classroom experience with first and second year students
  • Ability to demonstrate or instruct foundational resistance training, aerobic training, and flexibility movements
  • Ability to demonstrate or instruct the procedures and techniques necessary to conduct clinical assessments (e.g., blood pressure measurements via auscultation, symptom-limited graded exercises tests)

Desired Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in an in-person, asynchronous online, and synchronous online format
  • Teaching experience in large, diverse classroom settings
  • Teaching experience related to exercise physiology, exercise testing, and exercise prescription
  • Strong ability to innovate and communicate effectively with a diverse group of students, colleagues, and staff
  • Documented service to the program, university, community or profession
  • Certification through either the American College of Sports Medicine or National Strength and Conditioning Association (ACSM EP-C or CEP preferred)
  • Experience in implementing instructional methods, student initiatives, faculty initiatives, scholarships, administrative practices, or other actions with the goal of reducing systemic discrimination and disadvantages facing students of minority backgrounds.
  • Previous work experience as an exercise physiologist or health-fitness specialist (e.g., clinical setting, corporate wellness, etc.)
  • Experience modifying or creating curriculum
  • Specific background in teaching courses related to clinical exercise prescription (i.e., for the treatment or rehabilitation of chronic conditions)
  • Ability to demonstrate or instruct the procedures and techniques necessary to conduct clinical and functional testing (e.g., pulmonary function testing, balance assessments, assessments of functional strength/fitness)

Application deadline and procedures

Application deadline is 2/5/2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, click https://apply.interfolio.com/81892 to submit the following:

    • Letter of application/interest
    • Brief statement of teaching philosophy
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Information for 3 professional references
    • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in ASU’s charter.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Shayla McAnly at Shayla.McAnly@asu.edu.

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A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/ )