Assistant Professor
Skidmore College - Saratoga Springs, NY

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The Department of Health and Exercise Sciences invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Health and Exercise Sciences to begin in the fall of 2013. Responsibilities include undergraduate teaching within the department and as part of the first year interdisciplinary program, development and implementation of a research program, supervision of student research, student advising/mentoring, and community service.

Applicants must have a primary interest in teaching at an undergraduate liberal arts institution. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service. Additionally, applicants must have a strong commitment to a research agenda in one of the following areas: exercise science, kinesiology, integrative physiology, nutrition, public health, or biomedical and health-related areas, and a desire to engage undergraduate students in rigorous research. Teaching and post-doctoral research experience is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will complement the department's existing strengths. We are seeking an energetic teacher/scholar who embraces interdisciplinary work in a creative and supportive environment.

Applicants must meet the requirements of ONE of the following descriptions:

1) Ph.D. in exercise science, physiology, kinesiology or closely related discipline. Applicants should have a strong interdisciplinary approach to the study of human health and disease, which may focus on specific populations (such as, older individuals, children, athletes, obese individuals) or health conditions (such as, cardiometabolic disease, neuromuscular disorders, chronic diseases associated with sedentary living) The following specialization areas are complementary to existing faculty expertise and are among the desired areas of growth in the department, but are not limited to: endocrinology, environmental physiology, immunology, neurophysiology, respiratory physiology, blood rheology, or epigenetics. Teaching responsibilities may include the following courses: First Year Seminar, Introduction to Exercise Science, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and upper level courses in the candidate's area of expertise;

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2) DPH, DrPH, ScD or Ph.D. in a public health discipline or a doctorate in the physiological sciences with a MPH and teaching and research expertise in a Public Health subdiscipline. Applicants should have a strong interdisciplinary approach to the study of human health and/or the etiology and prevention of disease. The following areas of specialization are complementary to existing faculty expertise and are among the desired areas of growth in the department, but are not limited to: chronic disease, epidemiology,environmental health, genetics, biostatistics, and global health. Teaching responsibilities may include the following courses: First Year Seminar, Introduction to Public Health, Epidemiology, Global Health, and upper level courses in the candidate's area of expertise.

Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in exercise science, physiology, kinesiology or closely related discipline. Or, DPH, DrPH, ScD or Ph.D. in a public health discipline or a doctorate in the physiological sciences with a MPH in teaching and research expertise in a Public Health subdiscipline.

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Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy / Sample Syllabi
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be considered for this position, please fill out a faculty profile and attach the following documents: cover letter, cv, transcript (please put all transcripts together and upload as one document in order to attach) and Teaching Philosophy/Sample Syliabi (also all documents must be put together into one document in order to attach it to this area). The application system will prompt you to submit three email addresses for your recommenders. They will be emailed directly after you have finished the application process and received your confirmation email.

This system can support attachments up to 1.9MB. If you encounter difficulty attaching any one of the required documents, please contact Clarissa Sawyer, Employment Coordinator in Human Resources at: csawyer@skidmore.edu or 518 580.5802

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