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For full consideration, interested candidates should submit the following materials electronically through Interfolio: by May 20, 2021.  

The below materials should be consolidated into 1 (one) PDF document before uploading to Interfolio.

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses, in part, inclusive teaching (up to 2 pages)
  • Diversity statement
  • Statement of research/scholarship interests (up to 2 pages)
  • At least three references to include full name, position/relationship to applicant, address, e-mail address and telephone number

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Job Summary

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan invites applications for a new faculty position of Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Full Professor in Applied Exercise Science. The preferred start date for this position is August 2021 or January 2022. This position is 75% teaching and 25% administrative/scholarship/service. The teaching load includes six courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach required undergraduate courses in exercise testing, exercise prescription, and exercise physiology. The candidate will also need to teach elective courses related to clinical exercise physiology such as systems physiology, EKG interpretation, exercise pathophysiology or other relevant topics such as scientific writing and statistics. Instruction of similar courses at the Master’s degree level is also possible. Leadership opportunities exist within the school including the possibility of developing innovative new academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, serving as an associate program chair, coordinating internships and experiential learning, and research. Engagement in departmental, university, and/or community service is expected. A competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with education, experience and qualifications.

The School of Kinesiology ( is one of 19 independent academic units and one of seven health science schools and colleges within the University of Michigan. The School is led by a Dean, and has 31 tenure-line faculty, eight clinical faculty and over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students. The School of Kinesiology has recently relocated to a completely renovated building with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities in the heart of the University of Michigan Central Campus  The new building includes state-of-the-art facilities to support clinical exercise physiology teaching and research. This includes dedicated lecture and laboratory classrooms, a clinical exercise physiology research laboratory, along with many other research laboratories and centers.

The University of Michigan is home to approximately 275 degree programs with Kinesiology housing four of 102 graduate programs rated in the top 10 nationally, providing unparalleled opportunity for collaboration. Collaborative opportunities exist both within the School of Kinesiology and with other units across campus. In addition to the many exciting achievements within the School of Kinesiology, the School has a strong record of partnering with other academic units in the University, consistent with the culture of the University of Michigan that places significant value on innovation across disciplines.

Required Qualifications*

PhD preferred, master’s degree considered, in kinesiology or a related field. While a doctoral degree is preferred, master’s degree-holding candidates with a particularly strong clinical background are also encouraged to apply. The Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist credential from ACSM, or the qualifications to obtain this certification, is preferred. Two or more years of teaching in higher education is highly desirable. Experience working with or in hospitals or community-based rehabilitation and fitness facilities is preferred. Academic leadership experience is desirable.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor /Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The School of Kinesiology seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.