Assistant Professor of Health & Human Sciences

Title: Assistant Professor of Health & Human Sciences (Specialty in Health & Exercise Science): Tenure Track
Date: November 18, 2014
Department: Health & 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) beginning August 2015. 

Successful candidates will have earned a terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in Exercise Science or related field.  Candidates who are ABD may be considered if their degree is expected to be conferred prior to August 1, 2015.  This position is intended to be a general health and exercise science position that can support many of the majors within the department by teaching HES courses (e.g., anatomy/physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, research methods, etc.).

Mission

Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of 1800 students with a newly redesigned core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy, research, and curriculum, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Successful faculty members are dedicated to recruiting, advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to liberal learning, so application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.

General Information

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

Contact Dr. Barbara H. Long at 540-828-5771 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Application

Please complete our online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Deadline  

The review of applications will begin January 5, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


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