Assistant Professor - Exercise Science

The College of Education at Dakota State University in Madison, SD invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professors in Exercise Science with a start date of January 2023 or August 2023. The position is a 9-month, full-time, benefit-eligible, tenure-track position.


  • The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and as a program advisor and be able to integrate technology tools in teaching and student engagement.
  • Depending upon qualifications, teaching responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, courses such as kinesiology, biomechanics, motor learning and development, foundations of HPER, administration of exercise science, and clinical exercise physiology.
  • Additional responsibilities include helping DSU develop a new biomechanics program, practicum supervision, student advisement, research, committee work, and service to the university, discipline, and/or community.
  • Candidates are encouraged to have an active research agenda.


Required Qualifications:

  • Requirements include an earned doctorate in Exercise Science or a related field.
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal skills.


Information about The DSU College of Education:

Dakota State University is the home of the first Teachers College in the Dakota’s. Established in 1881, DSU offers education degrees in Elementary Education, K-12 Physical Education, a dual degree in Elementary Education/Special Education, and several secondary degrees, with related minors, endorsements, and certificates. The College of Education is also home to the Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science.

The Exercise Science program seeks to prepare students for the workforce and post-baccalaureate opportunities in athletic training, chiropractic medicine, physician’s assistant, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. Dakota State has enhanced the Human Performance Lab to include NeuroTracker cognitive training system, Dartfish cameras and software, a Woodway Desmo treadmill, Parvo True 1 metabolic cart, as well as body composition, flexibility, and pulmonary function testing instruments. DSU is building a new athletics facilities, which will include a new state-of-the-art biomechanics lab.

Dakota State University ( has a distinguished history in offering STEM degrees. Nearly 70% of our graduates receive STEM diploma’s, including exercise science. DSU distinguishes itself as the leader of technology integration in all majors offered by the University. Instructional use of wireless tablets, projectors, and other learning technologies are expected in the classroom. DSU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

DSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. To apply, visit The employment site will allow the attachment of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and contact information for at least three professional references.

DSU is located in Madison, South Dakota in the southern lakes region of the state. The region boasts a wealth of outdoor sports and a life-style possible only in smaller towns and rural communities. Madison is just a 50-minute drive from Sioux Falls, the largest city in South Dakota.

Dakota State employees receive a comprehensive and flexible benefits package including paid time off, health and retirement benefits, and life and disability insurance options. Other benefits include reduced tuition, longevity pay and training opportunities. DSU also provides professional liability coverage.

DSU is committed to equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Applicants with disabilities are invited to identify any necessary accommodations required in the application process. E-Verify, EOE.