Ripon College New M.S. Program in Exercise Science

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Ripon College New M.S. Program in Exercise Science: Launching in 2024

Ripon College is on the verge of launching an exciting new Master of Science (M.S.) Program in Exercise Science, set to commence its inaugural courses in the summer of 2024. This marks a significant milestone for the institution, as it expands its academic offerings to provide an advanced education in the field of Exercise Science.

To support the successful launch of this program, Ripon College has made substantial investments in its facilities and resources. The Willmore Center for Health and Wellness, valued at $22 million, has undergone renovations to accommodate dedicated office space and additional research facilities exclusively designated for the Exercise Science program. Furthermore, state-of-the-art equipment has been procured to facilitate advanced research within the field. Financial support is readily available to foster both faculty research and collaborative faculty-student research initiatives.

In light of these developments, the Department of Exercise Science is actively seeking accomplished applicants for a full-time tenure-track position, either as an Assistant or Associate Professor. The initial appointment for this position is slated for June 1, 2024, and offers a competitive compensation package. This is a 12-month commitment that entails teaching graduate courses during the 8-week summer term, including the summer of 2024. It’s worth noting that all courses for the summer 2024 term will be conducted online, while courses during the academic year will be held on-campus. The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in instructing both graduate and undergraduate courses.

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This position is part of an exciting expansion initiative, with the Department of Exercise Science planning to fill three new tenure-track positions this year. These positions encompass Exercise Physiology, Sports Management, and Sports Psychology, presenting a unique opportunity for a cohort of enthusiastic educators and researchers to contribute to the development and enhancement of a competitive and high-achieving M.S. program, thereby further strengthening the undergraduate program.

Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or a closely related field at the time of appointment. Key qualifications include a strong commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as the capacity and willingness to establish a robust research agenda involving student participation. The teaching responsibilities may span various domains such as biomechanics, sports nutrition, and exercise testing and prescription. In addition to teaching, faculty members are encouraged to engage in advising, mentor undergraduate and graduate research projects, contribute to college and departmental service, collaborate with the community, and actively participate in professional organizations.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Nutrition, or a closely related field.
  • Ability to teach undergraduate/graduate level courses, including biomechanics, sports nutrition, advanced sports nutrition, functional testing, and exercise testing and prescription.
  • Clearly articulated research agenda.
  • Strong commitment to student-centered active learning and student engagement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching courses related to biomechanics, sports nutrition, advanced sports nutrition, functional testing, and exercise testing and prescription.
  • Experience working in multicultural environments and an interest in developing curricula related to diverse populations.
  • Willingness to develop courses building on established curricula and contribute to the development of graduate-level courses and curricula.
  • Evidence of successful collaborative work across disciplines.
  • Ability to establish a research program that engages both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • ACSM or NSCA certification.
  • Commitment to undergraduate and graduate advising.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate research projects.

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following documents as PDF files to Dr. Brittany Followay, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]:

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  • Letter of interest.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Statements outlining teaching philosophy, philosophy on diversity, inclusion, and access, and research agenda.
  • Unofficial transcripts.
  • Three letters of recommendation or contact information for three references.

The screening process is already underway and will continue until the position is filled. However, applications received by Friday, October 6, 2023, will receive guaranteed full consideration.

This position is open to all qualified applicants, and employment-based visa sponsorship (including H1B sponsorship) is available if required.

Ripon College remains steadfast in its commitment to the principles of equal opportunity and adheres to non-discriminatory policies in both employment and student enrollment. As an equal-opportunity employer, Ripon College values diversity and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming academic environment.

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Assistant or Associate Professor of Exercise Science – Exercise Physiology

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