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Assistant Professor in Health and Human Sciences (Health and Exercise Science)

Title:  Assistant Professor in Health and Human Sciences (Health and Exercise Science)
Date:   November 12, 2013
Department:   Health and Human Sciences

Bridgewater College’s Department of Health and Human Sciences seeks a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in Health and Human Sciences with a specialty in Health and Exercise Science (HES) for a 9-month position beginning August 2014. The Department of Health and Human Sciences offers multiple majors including programs in athletic training; family and consumer sciences; health and exercise science; health and physical education; and nutrition and wellness. This position is intended to be a general health and exercise science position that can support many of the majors within the department.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach HES undergraduate courses (e.g., anatomy/physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, research methods, etc.); advise students and provide career guidance; participate in course and program development; collaborate with faculty in related HES areas to maintain a progressive curriculum; participate in professional organizations; engage students and self in scholarly work; contribute to the ongoing development of the department; and participate in campus and community service activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have earned a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Exercise Science or related field and have evidence of a scholarly research agenda. Candidates who are ABD may be considered if their degree is expected to be conferred prior to August 1, 2014. Additionally, preference will be given to candidates who are dedicated to the liberal arts and willing to participate in the College’s First Year Seminar, General Education programs, as well as general departmental offerings (e.g., wellness).

GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College is an independent, private liberal arts college founded in 1880. Located only two hours southwest of the Washington, D.C. metro area, Bridgewater has a total enrollment of approximately 1,800 students representing 28 states and 10 countries. Bridgewater admitted women from the time of its founding and was the first private liberal arts college in Virginia to do so.

Bridgewater offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees in more than 60 majors and minors, along with multiple areas of emphasis and concentrations, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, dual degree programs and teacher certification. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 22 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant 300-acre residential campus includes an equestrian center and is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, the state's lowest crime rate, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Dr. Barbara H. Long, Chair, Health and Human Sciences at 540-828-5771 or

APPLICATION: Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Any additional materials you would like considered may be sent electronically to

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position is open until filled.

Bridgewater College is committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups.

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