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Clinical Assistant Professor - University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

State: Milwaukee, WI
Deadline: March 10, 2023

Job Description / Duties


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02148561

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee provides a world-class, affordable education to 24,000 students from 87 countries. As one of the nation’s top research universities, UWM partners with leading companies in Wisconsin and beyond to advance knowledge, bring new discoveries to market, and prepare students for work in a global economy. At UWM, we are committed to attracting, retaining, and growing a truly multicultural team that accurately reflects the experiences and perspectives of our students and communities. We take pride in being dedicated to diversity in student body, faculty and staff, and programs. Join our UWM family where your talents and expertise are recognized, valued, and contribute to greater pathways of success in both your career and life.
The College of Health Sciences offers pre-professional, professional, and research-focused degrees through its five academic departments: Biomedical Sciences, Communication Sciences & Disorders, Health Informatics & Administration, Kinesiology, and Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology. The College of Health Sciences with the College of Nursing, the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, and the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health have formed Partners for Health, a research and inter-professional collaborative.
The UWM Department of Kinesiology engages in the generation, dissemination, integration, and application of knowledge specific to human movement. Academic programs within the department include BS Kinesiology, MS Kinesiology, PhD Kinesiology, and accelerated BS Kinesiology-MS Athletic Training degrees. The department partners with other academic units on campus to offer Certificates in Complementary and Integrative Health Approaches and Applied Gerontology at the undergraduate level and Interprofessional Public and Population Health at the graduate level.

The B.S. Kinesiology program, with over 320 majors, is a multidisciplinary program focused on the science of human movement. The program offers foundational coursework in human anatomy and physiology, health and fitness, and statistical analyses. Kinesiology core coursework covers exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development, motor learning, psychological aspects of sport and exercise, ethics, and sociological aspects of health and human movement. Students have the option of completing internship hours to obtain field experience as well as advanced coursework in more specialized areas such as ECG and clinical exercise physiology. About half of UWM Kinesiology majors are interested in professions, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training, and about half are interested in applied careers, such as personal training, health coaching, and strength and conditioning.

Job Summary

A 12-month, non-tenure Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology with teaching, administrative, and service responsibilities to support the B.S. Kinesiology program.

The Clinical Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching courses in the B.S. Kinesiology program with preference given to applicants with expertise in applied exercise science, including, but not limited to exercise physiology, exercise psychology, strength and conditioning, exercise testing and prescription, program planning and evaluation. In addition, this position will involve supervision and management of internship students. Experiences teaching face-to-face and online classes; delivering laboratory-based, experiential learning classes; and creating inclusive learning environments for a diverse student body are desirable. On occasion, the applicant may teach graduate courses in their area of expertise.

The Clinical Assistant Professor will be responsible for leading the UWM B.S. Kinesiology program as the Program Director. Oversight and direction of curriculum, managing student academic standing, and course scheduling are primary tasks. This role also involves supporting recruitment and retention efforts, improving student experiences and opportunities, and communicating with alumni in collaboration with the College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs. The Program Director works with the Department Chair, the Graduate Program Director, and the Director of Sport and Recreation classes to develop and lead departmental initiatives and events.

For service to UWM and the profession, the applicant will work collaboratively within and outside of the department, college, and campus. UWM service includes attending department and college meetings, as well as serving on college and campus committees. Participation in professional service, such as maintenance of certifications and attending conferences, is expected.

The preferred start date for this position is January 6, 2023 in order to teach during the upcoming spring semester.

Minimum Qualifications

• Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, or closely related discipline
• Previous college teaching experience
• Evidence of excellent written communication
• Previous mentoring experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctoral degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Health Promotion, or closely related disciplines (ABD considered)
• Expertise in topics such as exercise physiology, exercise psychology, strength and conditioning, exercise testing, and exercise prescription, organization and administration, program planning and evaluation
• Ability and vision to lead Kinesiology academic programs
• Professional certifications, such as NSCA CSCS, ACSM-EP/CEP, ACE CPT/MES
• Experience working with students, staff and community members from diverse backgrounds

Application Instructions

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of November 7, 2022. Candidates applying after the initial date of review may not be reviewed. For guaranteed consideration, please apply by November 6, 2022.

All applicants will be required to apply online. Applicants should submit electronically:

• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Teaching philosophy
• Vision statement for your ability to lead the B.S. Kinesiology program (*writing sample)
• Contact information for three professional references (name, address, phone, email)

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from the candidates’ application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they may be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications. Apply electronically at: following the instructions above. Questions about this position should be directed to Amanda Grober at

Application Notes

For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

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UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

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UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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Employment Authorization

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