Assistant - Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science | Jobs

Application Procedures

To apply, go to Posting Number 0011538

For full consideration apply by
January 6, 2014

Start date (negotiable): September 16, 2014


The School of Biological and Population Health Sciences (BPHS) in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for 4 new faculty members in Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS)

These positions are full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-mo. tenure-track positions at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor

Professional Qualifications

We are seeking faculty members who can enhance the program’s capacity to study physical activity for the promotion of human health and wellness, particularly in the contexts of understanding the health effects of physical activity for individuals, families, and communities; and developing, implementing, and evaluating effective strategies for physical activity promotion.

Qualified candidates will have established or developing research programs and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration with existing faculty in the CPHHS. In addition to their research, successful applicants will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the EXSS program and, where appropriate, contribute to the Master of Public Health degree curricula.

Applicants with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  • Physical activity epidemiology and assessment;
  • Physical activity interventions that address acute or chronic conditions and/or health disparities;
  • Environmental and community‐based approaches to physical activity promotion;
  • Physical activity promotion for persons with disabilities to reduce secondary conditions, health disparities, or address other public health issues; or
  • Exercise Physiology

The position requires an earned doctoral degree in exercise and sport science, kinesiology, exercise physiology, adapted physical activity, or closely related field. Applicants must have doctorate by the start date of the appointment.

To be considered at the level of Assistant Professor, strong potential to establish an independent extramurally funded research program is required, or at the level of Associate Professor, evidence of having established an independent extramurally funded research program is required.

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Other qualifications include a strong record of peer‐reviewed publications in top‐tier journals commensurate with rank, successful prior university teaching, and a commitment to creating a compelling learning experience in undergraduate and graduate education. Preferred qualifications include graduate training in public health (e.g. certificate, MPH, MSPH, PhD), relevant post‐doctoral experience, previous involvement in collaborative interdisciplinary research, effective communication skills, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Oregon State University is a research‐intensive institution and opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration within the School of BPHS, the CPHHS and its research centers (e.g., Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families, Center for Healthy Aging Research), and the University. As the Land‐grant University for the state of Oregon, the CPHHS also incorporates two Cooperative Extension programs (Family and Community Health and 4H) that offer unique opportunities for applied research in communities across the state.

Faculty members with research that can be applied through partnerships with Extension faculty and evaluated through Extension programs are especially encouraged to apply.


Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits package includes several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and tuition reduction program (some restrictions apply).

School and College

The School of Biological & Population Health Sciences is one of two schools in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences, the other being the School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences.

The School of BPHS is comprised of graduate and undergraduate programs in EXSS, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, International Health, and Nutrition.

The program in EXSS has active research in the areas of adapted physical activity, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, neuromechanics, and physical activity and public health, as well as long‐ standing physical activity outreach programs for children and adults with disabilities.

The Council on Education in Public Health has given approval to the College to pursue becoming an accredited College of Public Health & Human Sciences. The College is located within OSU’s Health Sciences Division along with the OSU Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. Collaborative research across disciplines is fostered within the College and with faculty of other colleges and institutions.

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University and Community

Oregon State University is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60% of the research funded throughout the state’s university system. OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land‐, Sea‐, Sun‐, and Space‐Grant designations and is recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

OSU is comprised of 12 academic colleges with a focus towards three areas of distinction: advancing the science of sustainable life ecosystems, improving human health and wellness, and promoting economic growth and social progress.

The university has an institution‐wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We actively work to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and student body. OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.

OSU is located in Corvallis, a community of 54,462 situated in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forests, high desert, the rugged Cascade and Coast Ranges, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area are all within a 100‐mile drive of Corvallis.

Application Procedures

To see specific position announcements, job descriptions and requirements, and to apply, go to Posting Number 0011538.
For full consideration apply by January 6, 2014.
Start date (negotiable): September 16, 2014.

Additional information


Questions regarding the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee:
Brad Cardinal, PhD
Search Committee chair
Ph 541.737.2506
Fax 541.737.2788