Faculty Member in Kinesiology

Faculty Member in Kinesiology - Exercise Science

Northwest Nazarene University
Northwest Nazarene University (NNU), a comprehensive Christian university with a rich liberal arts tradition, is located in Nampa, Idaho.  The university's location in the southwest part of the state allows easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting.  The proximity to Boise, the state's capital, offers cultural amenities such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Boise Master Chorale, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, and the Boise Art Museum.  The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.  NNU has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master's level universities in the west.  The university is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene.

Department of Kinesiology
The Department of Kinesiology offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Kinesiology Education and Recreation Sport Management.  Within Recreation and Sport Management, students may choose one of four areas of emphasis including: athletic training, outdoor recreation, sport management, or kinesiology/coaching.

Description of Position
Candidates are sought to fill a full-time position in exercise science instruction and advising. Requires teaching undergraduate on-campus courses in Exercise Science (biomechanics, exercise physiology motor learning and development, and test and measurement courses). Position also requires advising undergraduate exercise science majors. The department seeks an individual who is enthusiastic and passionate about the field, has demonstrated excellence in teaching, and who will be committed to the values and mission of the university and department. Other required responsibilities include advising undergraduate Kinesiology majors, developing and supervising internships, scholarly activity, service (college, university and community), and recruiting new students. Opportunities to engage in student/faculty research also exist.

Required Qualifications
Applicant must be competent to teach courses in fitness related activity courses, introductory theory courses, and exercise science laboratories. A minimum of a M.S. or M.Ed. degree in Exercise Science or a related discipline is required. Candidate should demonstrate teaching experience relevant to Exercise Science (e.g., Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Nutrition, Strength and Conditioning, etc.) at the college level. Final selection will be based on excellence in scholastic achievement, a review of the candidate's curriculum vitae and a successful interview.

Preferred Qualifications
Doctorate in Exercise Science, or related field, graduate teaching experience, teaching experience via online delivery systems, and experience in advising students. Demonstrated scholarly achievements with a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated experience with competitive funded research projects.

The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant. Full-time faculty will be offered access to a benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance for employee and family, tuition benefits for employee and family, group life and long term disability insurance, holidays, opportunities for faculty development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.

Application Process
To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Application form
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Responses to the NNU Christian Mission
  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching
  • Two reference letters from professional associates
  • One pastor's reference letter
  • Transcripts (unofficial are okay for the hiring process, official required upon hire)

Send, fax or email a completed application packet to:

Office of Human Resources
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: 208-467-8036
Fax: 208-467-8587
Email: hr(at)nnu.edu

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Posted 8/28/2013, Review of applications to begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).