Assistant / Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science | Jobs

Application Procedures

To apply, go to Posting Number 0013197

For full consideration apply by
January 1, 2015

The anticipated start date is
September 16, 2015


The nationally ranked program in Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS) at Oregon State University seeks a faculty member 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.

This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month tenure-track appointment for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science. The new faculty person will join the broader College of Public Health and Human Sciences, which became the first and only CEPH accredited program for the State of Oregon in June of 2014.

Professional Qualifications

Required qualifications include a doctoral degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, or closely related discipline with expertise in physical activity epidemiology, assessment, or interventions; environmental and/or community-based approaches to physical activity promotion; or applied exercise physiology with an emphasis on its public health impact. Applicants must have an earned doctorate and at least 12-months of relevant post-doctoral training or experience. Candidates must have demonstrated success in obtaining extramural funding, peer-reviewed publications, and have a clearly defined research agenda commensurate with academic rank. A commitment to high teaching and student mentoring standards is required. At the Assistant Professor level, the faculty member must have an established research program supported by extramural funding or demonstrated potential to develop such a program.  At the Associate Professor level, the candidate must have a record of scholarship and extramural funding. Preferred qualifications include graduate training in public health (e.g. certificate, MPH, MSPH, DrPH), previous involvement in collaborative interdisciplinary research that addresses chronic disease or health disparities, and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

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Responsibilities include

Responsibilities include establishing an independent research program through external funding, advancing the University’s research agenda in the area of Exercise and Sport Science, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising graduate students, and providing service to the professional and practice community.


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

College, University and Community

The College is located within OSU’s Health Sciences Division along with the OSU Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. The School of Biological & Population Health Sciences is comprised of graduate and undergraduate programs in EXSS, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety, International Health, and Nutrition. The college supports 4 collaborative research centers--Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families; Center for Healthy Aging Research; Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health; and the Center for Global Health. Visit our website ( for more information about our college.

OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the Land-, Sea-, Sun-, and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. 

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OSU is comprised of 11 academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12 regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and facilities in Portland.  OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university, conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s university system. OSU has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community.  We actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups.  We strive to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment.  OSU provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building community.

Oregon State University is located in Corvallis, a community of 54,400 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. OSU is committed to a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, OSU values diversity in our faculty and staff regardless of their self-identity; to that end, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Application Procedures

To see specific position announcements, job descriptions and requirements, and to apply, go to Posting Number 0013086.
For full consideration apply by January 1, 2015.
The anticipated start date is September 16, 2015.

Additional information


Questions regarding the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee:
Brad Cardinal, PhD
Ph 541.737.2506
Faculty Profile

Address questions about the application to:
Mendy Gayler
Administrative Assistant
School of Biological and Population Health Sciences
Ph 541.737.2643

Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.