Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
Merrimack College - North Andover, MA

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The Department of Health Sciences in the School of Science and Engineering at Merrimack College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. We are seeking a faculty member with expertise in exercise physiology, human performance, or applied nutrition science . The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and maintain an active scholarly agenda in their particular area of specialty. As part of their teaching responsibilities, the candidate will lead our rapidly expanding internship and experiential-learning program offered in collaboration with hospitals/healthcare organizations, schools, community organizations, and worksite wellness facilities. The faculty member will play a key leadership role in supervising our new state-of-the-art human performance and wellness lab that will open fall 2013.

Qualifications : The successful applicant will have an earned doctorate in exercise physiology, kinesiology, or a closely related field, and present evidence of successful teaching experience and scholarly research accomplishments. Priority areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, human performance; physical activity for preventing and reducing chronic diseases; and applied nutrition science for health promotion. Certification as an ACSM Health Fitness Specialist, ACSM Exercise Specialist, ACSM Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, or NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist is preferred. The candidate must be committed to the liberal arts educational mission and Augustinian tradition of the College and demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and mentoring students.

The undergraduate program in Health Sciences includes majors in health science with concentrations in nutrition and public health, sports medicine, and CAATE accredited athletic training. With new labs, clinical educational facilities, and collaborations with schools, community organizations, research institutions, and government agencies, the Department of Health Sciences is well positioned to continue on its accelerated path of excellence for preparing future health-related professionals. A new graduate program in Health Promotion that is in development further adds to the exciting opportunities to join the Health Sciences faculty.

Applicants should send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Kyle McInnis, Chair of Health Sciences. The material should be sent via email with subject line “Exercise Physiology Search” to Ms. Lindsey Mattos Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the search is successfully concluded. The appointment begins September 2013.

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