Assistant Professor, Health Science and Human Performance

Assistant Professor, Health Science and Human Performance

The Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance within the College of Natural Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in Human Performance at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in August 2023.

The Department of Health Sciences and Human Performance seeks a qualified and motivated faculty member with expertise in Exercise Science with an emphasis on fitness, wellness, and coaching. In addition to teaching in the Human Performance major, opportunities to teach in our graduate program in Exercise and Nutrition Science may exist.  Candidates with scholarly research and activities that result in peer-reviewed outcomes are required. Research interests that match the scope of Health Sciences and Human Performance are preferred

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News & World Report.

Responsibilities for this position will include a teaching load of 12 credit/contact hours per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activity, advise/mentor students, and participate in service to the department, college, University, and broader community.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a Health Sciences and Human Performance-related discipline by August 2023. The ideal candidate for this position will have expertise and experience teaching various Health Sciences and Human Performance courses. Courses may include but are not limited to fitness-related courses, motor learning, biostatistics, and sport activities such as soccer, volleyball, and/or other sports activity courses. Additional experience or strong promise in teaching cutting-edge technologies in Health Sciences and Human Performance is desirable. The position will be required to teach introductory and upper-level courses for the undergraduate major, along with assisting with classes in the graduate program.  Intersession teaching may be expected at additional compensation.

The salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interest, name and contact information of references, teaching evaluations, copy of graduate and terminal transcripts

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning.  The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

The College of Natural and Health Sciences offers rigorous, high quality curricula in biology, marine science, environmental science, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, forensic science, exercise science, public health, allied health, sport management and nursing; all designed to prepare students for challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Our faculty are excellent teachers, both in the classroom and working with students on an individual basis. UT has invested heavily in the development of our college's teaching and research facilities and laboratories. Our college continually fosters relationships with organizations in the greater Tampa Bay area and elsewhere to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an internship, volunteer, or interact with professionals working in their chosen field. Each department also offers study abroad courses that students can take for credit toward their degree. For more information, see:

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.