Otterbein University, a comprehensive liberal arts institution in the suburban Columbus area, invites immediate applications for an Assistant Professor of Allied Health/Exercise Science and Health Promotion, with the appointment beginning in August 2018.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This is a full time, tenure track position with commensurate expectations for teaching, scholarship, and service. Candidates will teach 21 credits per academic year. Potential courses include Human Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Introduction to Allied Health, and Fundamentals of Nutrition. Additional courses may include graduate level courses in our Masters' of Science in Allied Health program and supervision of Allied Health interns.
DEPARTMENT: The Department of Health and Sport Sciences has ten (10) full-time faculty, five (5) part-time faculty, and eight (8) adjunct academic teaching staff. Our mission is to “prepare students to become competent, self-directed professionals through sound curricular programming, dedicated faculty, and appropriate facilities and equipment.” To learn more about the Department of Health and Sport Sciences please visit our website at http://www.otterbein.edu/public/Academics/Departments/HealthandSportSciences.aspx .
QUALIFICATIONS: This position will have responsibilities in both the Allied Health and Exercise Science & Health Promotion majors. Preferred candidates will have an earned doctoral degree in a health-related field. However, candidates completing their degree by August 2018 will be considered. Two to three years of college teaching experience is required with experience using technology as well as a variety of instructional strategies; and course development is preferred. The ideal candidate should possess experience in undergraduate advising and supervision of undergraduate and masters’ level research. Administration and recruiting skills are also preferred to ensure continued growth of both programs. Certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (CSCS) or the American College of Sports Medicine (EP-C or CPT) are preferred. The ideal candidate must possess superior communication, leadership and organizational skills, and an ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse communities and cultures. Candidates must be able to maintain an active research agenda and engage in professional and university service activities.
Application: Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three (3) current letters of recommendation to Dr. Barbara Schaffner, Dean, School of Professional Studies, Otterbein University, 1 South Grove Street, Westerville, Ohio 43081 or submit via e-mail to: email@example.com.E-mail submission preferred. For full consideration, all materials must be received by February 15, 2018. Finalists for the position will be asked to submit official transcripts for their highest degree earned. To learn more about the School of Professional Studies, please visit us at www.otterbein.edu/ProfessionalStudies.
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Otterbein University is a private university nationally recognized for its intentional blending of liberal arts and professional studies through its renowned Integrative Studies curriculum and its commitments to experiential learning and community engagement. Otterbein’s commitment to opportunity started with its founding in 1847 as one of the nation’s first universities to welcome women and perso...ns of color to its community of teachers and learners. Otterbein remains committed to its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its spirit of inclusion, and to extending its legacy of recruiting a heterogeneous faculty, student body, and staff; to fostering a climate that doesn’t just accommodate differences, but engages with them; and to providing rich opportunities for learning from those differences. Otterbein is a recipient of the 2015 Carnegie Community Service Classification; a finalist for the 2014 President’s Award for Economic Opportunity Community Service; and has been honored With Distinction by the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll since the list’s inception in 2006. It stands in its category’s top 10 percent in U.S. News & World Report’s guide to “America’s Best Colleges.” Otterbein’s student population includes 2,400 undergraduate and 500 graduate students. The University offers more than 70 undergraduate majors; seven master’s programs; and a doctorate in nursing practice (DNP). In addition, Otterbein is home to The Point — a science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) innovation center — which is a one-of-a-kind resource that combines academics with the business and manufacturing needs of our community.
Otterbein University is located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus that has been ranked the fifth friendliest town in America by Forbes and Nextdoor.com in 2012 and 15th on Money Magazine’s 2009 list of Best Places to Live. Westerville has a population of approximately 36,000 people and combines the beauty and convenience of a medium-sized community with the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of Columbus, the state capital; a thriving and diverse metropolitan area of 1.4 million people. Central Ohio is the fastest growing area in the state with stability provided by a diversified economy. To learn more about Otterbein, visit www.otterbein.edu.