Assistant Professor, Kinesiology - Exercise Science

Posting Date: July 23, 2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Join the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology located in the College of Science and Health, which is one of the five comprehensive and diverse colleges at William Paterson University.  The Department of Kinesiology offers a wide range of undergraduate programs in athletic training, exercise science, physical education/teacher certification and sport management, as well as graduate programs in exercise physiology and sport administration. As part of a commitment to pedagogical learning in these areas, the department offers all degree programs with small class sizes, research opportunities, and local and out-of-state internship experiences. 


William Paterson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Kinesiology, beginning September 1, 2019.  This position includes teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, academic advisement of undergraduate students, supervision of master theses, service and scholarship. 


Reporting relationship: Department of Kinesiology Chairperson


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Assistant Professor and assist the Program Director in Exercise Science in all aspects of administration and curriculum development.
  • Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to undergraduate Physiology of Exercise, Survey of Athletic Injuries, Aerobic Conditioning, Resistance and Flexibility Training, Aerobic and Anaerobic Leadership, Exercise Programs for Older Adults, and additional courses in the undergraduate and graduate Exercise and Sport Studies Program. 
  • Position has the potential for teaching off-campus at Mercer County Community College (in development).
  • Educating: engaging with faculty to ensure efficient organization of courses, coursework and the deployment of a high standard exercise science pedagogy; teaching courses within the curriculum.
  • Scholarship: conceptualizing, developing, executing, and maintaining a research agenda designed to lead to scholarly publications and presentations.
  • Service: actively participating in the variety of service opportunities within the department, college, university community; advising and mentoring students.


Required qualifications:

  • Earned Doctorate Exercise Science, Applied Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or related field.
  • Background in group fitness and leadership, health promotion and wellness.
  • College-level teaching experience and a current certification from ACSM, NSCA, NASM, AFAA and/or ACE.  Priority would be given to those with certification in group exercise.


Personal attributes and traits:

  • Ability to convey role values by connecting with students and communicating and promoting the importance of their intended role in the University community and the community at-large.
  • Commitment to the development of others by having demonstrated a strong desire to help others to recognize and expand their talents.
  • A demonstrated attitude of enjoyment toward chosen job and career.
  • Adept at objectively assessing and evaluating the abilities and performance of others.
  • Able to influence others to actively contribute to group goals.
  • Proven ability to fulfill professional duties in an ethical and moral way.
  • Committed to self- assessment, self-improvement, self-management, and self-direction.
  • Dedication to systems and processes by understanding and leveraging knowledge, language, authority structures and work within a given context to establish and honor norms, rules, policies, and procedures.


Invitation to apply:
Please click to apply for the position.

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

• Complete an application
• Submit a cover letter and resume
• Provide names/contacts of three professional references

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.


The application process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Please email should you have general questions regarding this search.

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William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.