Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Exercise Science
The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, invites applicants for a nine-month, tenure-track position in the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP), at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2024. Located in beautiful and historic Charleston, South Carolina, The Citadel is a fully accredited, public, comprehensive, co-educational college with a student body of about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and another 1,000 students who attend The Citadel Graduate College, a civilian evening and online program that offers graduate and professional degrees as well as undergraduate programs. For the past thirteen years, U.S. News and World Report has ranked The Citadel as the top public college in the South among master’s-granting institutions.
One of seven departments in the Swain Family School of Science and Mathematics, the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP) offers B.S. in Exercise Science as a day program to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, the M.S. in Health and Human Performance with concentration in Coaching and Athletic Performance as an evening graduate program, and the B.S. in Strength and Conditioning as an online degree completion program. Additionally, the department offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in both Physical education and Sport Management. The Citadel supports faculty research, professional development, and travel through internal funding. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive.
Teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S.) levels in courses related to strength and conditioning, sport coaching, exercise science, and health/wellness. Teaching responsibilities will be carried out in multiple delivery formats, including 100% online, face-to-face, hybrid, and other emerging delivery formats.
The position also entails Program Coordinator responsibilities for two academic programs, which include an online undergraduate (B.S.) degree completion program in Strength and Conditioning and a graduate (M.S.) Concentration in Coaching and Athletic Performance. Primary responsibilities include constructing program reports on an annual basis, determining course offerings, ensuring course materials remain current with industry standards, reviewing online courses for quality control, and ensuring curricula align with accreditation standards established by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Program Coordinator will also oversee field experiences for each program, including practicum and internship experiences. Lastly, the Program Coordinator will also collaborate with the Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) and The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) to enhance student enrollment and retention efforts for each program.
The candidate is expected to achieve and maintain scholarly productivity consistent with departmental and college-wide policy for tenure and promotion. Service will include advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, serving on departmental, school, and/or college-wide committees, and assisting with the development of industry partnerships and internship sites.
An earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning, or a closely related field.
Prior teaching experience in online and face-to-face modalities and excellence commensurate with the position rank being sought; evidence of mentoring and engaging undergraduate in research; a record of scholarly publications commensurate with the position rank being sought; experience developing a new course and curriculum. National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Experience with NSCA/CASCE accreditation highly desired.
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing how they meet the required qualifications and the preferred qualifications as applicable; an updated curriculum vitae, a narrative that describes their teaching philosophy and plans for scholarly activity; and a list of at least three professional references, two of which can speak to the candidate’s teaching ability and experience. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence and innovation in undergraduate education within a diverse and inclusive environment and peer-reviewed scholarship in one’s field(s).
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. The Citadel is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment. Questions about the position may be directed to, Dr. Kimbo Yee, Chair of the Search Committee, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409, by phone: (843) 953-6307, or by email: email@example.com
About The Citadel
The Citadel, also known as the Military College of South Carolina, is a public senior military college located in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1842, The Citadel has a rich history and educational reputation. With our current location on the banks of the Ashley River in downtown Charleston, you are close to great restaurants, shopping and much more. Ranked #1 Public College in the South (U.S. News & World Report, 2023) for schools with up to a master's degree, the opportunities are endless.
There are about 2,300 undergraduate students who make up the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Out of the Corps of Cadets, 1 out of 3 graduates earn a military commission. Students can choose from 31 Majors, 57 Minors, pre-health professions, and pre-law (a concentration in political science). The 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio guarantees students a quality education. Another 1,000 students attend the Graduate College, evening and online programs.