Assistant/Associate Professor - Exercise Science - 016431

Health Sciences
Health and Exercise Science

The Department of Health and Exercise Science in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS) at Appalachian State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month position in Exercise Science.  The academic rank is at the level of assistant or associate professor and will be appointed based on the credentials of the successful candidate.  Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate exercise science courses, mentoring exercise science students at the bachelor’s and master’s degree level, conducting and disseminating original research, seeking external funding, serving on departmental and university committees, and engaging in professional and community service.  

Minimum qualifications include an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Exercise Science or an associated discipline prior to the appointment date, demonstrated record of research and publications, and past success in or potential for: securing external funding, supervising research students, and innovative learner-centered teaching.  Desirable characteristics include teaching experience at the university level and conducting research in an area that compliments existing departmental expertise, as well as candidates who value diversity and inclusion. 

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is comprised of nationally accredited and recognized programs including the Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Public Health, and the Master of Science degree in Exercise Science.  The mission of the Exercise Science program is to foster a transformational educational experience through the delivery of excellent academic instruction coupled with high level research for the enhancement of the human condition.  The program currently supports sixteen tenure-track faculty with diverse research and teaching backgrounds, and four non-tenure track faculty members. 

The BCHS is nestled high in the Appalachian mountains of northwestern NC, a region renowned for scenic beauty and outdoor recreation such as hiking, biking, fishing, and canoeing.  The BCHS is the newest and second largest college at Appalachian with approximately 3,400 undergraduate and graduate majors served by 150 faculty and staff.  The BCHS was established to meet the growing healthcare needs in North Carolina and beyond, and is poised to be the preeminent and most comprehensive academic center for health professions in western North Carolina.  Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service and clinical outreach, the BCHS will transform the health and quality of life for the communities we serve.  The BCHS is home to 10 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs of study which include communication sciences and disorders, heath care management, nursing, social work, nutrition and foods, exercise science, public health, athletic training, health and physical education, and recreation management.  The BCHS is committed to expanding existing and developing new health programs that meet regional needs.  In addition, the BCHS is home for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC Institute for Health and Human Services and the Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, and has a collaborative partnership with Wake Forest School of Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.  This partnership has resulted in a cohort of this acclaimed program being delivered on the Appalachian campus and will enhance student learning through interprofessional clinical and service outreach.  Beginning in 2018 the College will occupy a new state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that will be the cornerstone of the ASU Health Sciences Campus. 

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the position description, qualifications, and experience; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy; (3) a research agenda; (4) a curriculum vitae; (5) unofficial copies of all transcripts; and, (6) a list of three (minimum) professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.  Applications should be uploaded to: (create a free account).  For questions contact the search committee chair, Dr. N. Travis Triplett (; phone 828.262.7148).  

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.  Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. N. Travis Triplett (; Phone 828.262.7148).  Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.  Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.