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Assistant Professor of Exercise Science - Western Oregon University

State: Monmouth, OR
Position: Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Deadline: February 28, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Recruitment #: F2101
Review Date: Immediate review | Open until filled | Anticipated start 9/16/2021
Department: Health & Exercise Science
Salary Range: Salary information and schedule can be found in Article 16 of WOUFT CBA

Department / Job Summary:
The Division of Health & Exercise Science invites applications for full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in Exercise Science. The successful candidate will join a dynamic, student-centered, and collegial division with 10 other tenure-track faculty and several non-tenure track faculty.

Western Oregon University is on the quarter system, and the teaching load is three courses per term. The primary teaching assignment will include instruction in kinesiology, biomechanics, motor behavior, advanced topics in biomechanics, advanced topics in motor behavior, and foundations of exercise science. Engaging in high-impact educational practice, regular exercise science-related scholarship, and providing meaningful service to the division, university, and profession is expected.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned Doctorate (Ph.D.) in exercise science, kinesiology, movement science or closely related field is required (ABD considered if degree requirements are completed prior to September 16, 2021)
• Preference will be given to candidates with an established record of successful teaching and scholarship.

Additional Information

Western Oregon University’s offers an excellent benefits package for eligible employees which includes 95% premium paid healthcare, a generous retirement and vacation package, and reduced tuition rates for employee, spouse or dependent at any of the Oregon Public Universities.

Contact Information

Contact Information:
Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Jeff Armstrong, Search Committee Chair, at 503-838-8999 or

For questions regarding the application process or to submit your application documents, please contact Human Resources at 503-838-8631 or

Application Instructions:
You may submit all materials online at

Required Application materials (PDF preferred):
1. WOU Employment Application form available here
2. Letter of application that addresses each qualification of the position. Please include how your experience, education, and/or training might help us build a more inclusive, collaborative, and diverse community.
3. Resume
4. Contact information for three references
5. Unofficial copy of transcript for highest degree earned

As an alternative, you may submit application materials to:
F2101, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science, Human Resources, Western Oregon University, 345 N. Monmouth Avenue, Monmouth, OR 97361; OR e-mail to; OR fax to: 503-838-8144.

Employer Profile

Western Oregon University (WOU) is a mid-sized public comprehensive university located in the heart of Oregon’s lush Willamette Valley. The university serves a large number of first-generation college students. WOU has received national recognition for its commitment and success in serving students. The campus is about 20 minutes from Salem, the state’s capital, about 75 minutes from Portland, the state’s cultural hub, and a short drive from the Oregon coast, mountains, and other scenic areas. The university is located in an increasingly diverse, bilingual, and rural area in the Willamette Valley. Our student body of about 4800 undergraduate and 600 graduate students enjoys a vibrant and close-knit intellectual community.

Western Oregon University is an EO/AA/Veteran/Disability employer
committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.