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Job No. 139710

  • Job Title:
  • Asst. Prof. of Health, Physical Education and Exercise Science
  • Employer:
  • Augsburg College
  • Location:
  • Minneapolis , MN
  • Posting Date:
  • 06-Nov-2018
  • Description:
  • About Augsburg University:
    The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science at Augsburg University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in its Exercise Science program to commence Fall, 2019. The department seeks a highly qualified individual who, in addition to having exercise science experience and expertise, will advance curricular alignment with university-wide values of social justice, urban education, diversity, and inclusion. The department especially seeks individuals professionally and personally committed to educating typically underrepresented minority and first-generation exercise science majors.

    Augsburg's exercise science program is an undergraduate program, offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. There are currently over 100 students in the program who are prepared for allied health science professional school or graduate school (30%) or prepared for entering the fitness/sports industry (70%).

    Augsburg's Statement of Commitment on Equity

    We believe that education is the key to healthy, meaningful and productive lives for individuals, as well as to the vibrancy of our democracy. Augsburg University is dedicated to achieving an educational experience free from the barriers of poverty, racism, and discrimination so that students can fully realize their unique gifts. Recognizing that higher education's democratic promise is compromised by systemic and systematic barriers to college access and completion, Augsburg is called to stand for equity in everything we do to fulfill our academic mission, serve our students and engage our fellow citizens.

    Our Students

    Augsburg University has approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 400 adult undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. The University's commitment to intentional diversity is reflected in the student body: For the past two years, students of color represented more than 50% of the incoming first-year undergraduate class. Augsburg's commitment to an intentionally diverse community goes beyond race and ethnicity and includes programs for first-generation students; non-traditional-age students; students from a broad array of faith backgrounds, cultures and nationalities; students of various gender and sexual orientation identities; students in recovery; and students with disabilities.

    Job Description:
    Responsibilities include:

    Teach upper division course such as: Exercise Testing and Prescription, Advanced Fitness Training, Exercise Physiology Labs, Anatomy/Physiology.
    Teach lower division courses such as: Components of Fitness Training. Teaching assignments are based upon the candidate's training and expertise.
    Advise student majors
    Mentor students outside of the classroom (e.g. student-faculty collaborative research. Internships, and major's club)
    Collaborate with faculty in the department on curricula, assessment, and department projects.
    Contribute to the life of the department and life of the University.

    Qualifications (*required):

    *Doctorate in a directly related field
    *Prior teaching experience as a lead instructor in higher education
    *Current knowledge in technology, best practices, and recent trends in the exercise science field
    *Pedagogical approach consistent with Augsburg's priorities on access, inclusion and civic engagement
    *Background in epidemiology or physical activity behaviors
    Advanced fitness certification (e.g. CSCS), professional affiliation, and an active research agenda

    Additional Information:
    Augsburg University offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, the university focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church,and shaped by its urban and global settings. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

    Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University in living out its mission of educating students be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity, and intercultural competency.

    Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.

  •  Contact information:
  • Augsburg College
  • Minneapolis, MN 55454
  • United States
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