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Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a tenure track Exercise Science faculty position in the Kinesiology Department beginning in August 2021. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Candidates must have a personal, vibrant faith and Christian walk and be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need. Candidates will be expected to affirm the Taylor University Life Together Covenant, Statement of Faith, and essential documents.
Candidates should have an earned doctorate in Exercise Science or a related field. ABD will be considered. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive teaching and research experience in Exercise Science or a related field. The Exercise Science faculty are spearheading a number of university-wide interdisciplinary initiatives including clinical work in cardiac rehab, diabetes and chronic disease treatment and prevention, childhood obesity treatment, and infusing the Blue Zones® philosophy into campus. Many of the initiatives will be supported by a $1 mil Lilly grant recently awarded. Candidates with experience that have a strong interest in and can contribute to these types of initiatives are encouraged to apply.
Because Taylor University is a Christ-centered, evangelical, nondenominational, covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and its mission of ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need, applicants must confess a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, have a vibrant Christian faith, and display a passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University.
The appointee will teach a variety of courses that may include Physiology of Exercise, Applied Nutrition, Research Methods, Physical Fitness Assessment, Physical Fitness Prescription, EKG, Therapeutic Exercise and Pharmacology, Biomechanics, and general education courses. The candidate should be comfortable with creative pedagogy including online instruction.
Involvement in a variety of interdisciplinary and outreach oriented health science activities is possible and encouraged. In addition to teaching, the appointee may provide student supervision/mentoring through, as well as conduct research in our clinical Diabetes Prevention Program.
The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active program of faculty-mentored student research and scholarship. Active membership in professional societies, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are expected.
The Kinesiology Department offers majors in Exercise Science and Health Promotion and Wellness as well as a minor in Coaching. The department has 4 full-time faculty and is housed in the Eichling Aquatics Wing of the Kesler Student Activities Center.
Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.
Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty. As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God. Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting. The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.
The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.
Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is available at http://www2.taylor.edu/provost/facultyapplication.doc. Material should be addressed to Dr. Grace Miller, Dean. All materials will remain confidential. The University and Department are keenly interested in diversifying its faculty and strongly encourage women and members of minority groups to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.
About Taylor University
Taylor University, a Christian liberal arts college with a student body of 1,870 on its Upland, Indiana, campus, is known for its distinctive community of scholarship and faith. In addition to a concerned, competent faculty and modern facilities, the University cherishes an atmosphere of uncommon quality, which inspires personal participation and spiritual growth as well as intellectual development. Graduate program in higher education is offered. In addition, Taylor Online serves over 1,200 adult students through degree and non-degree offerings in credit and non-credit formats in distance/distributed learning environments.