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Apply now Job no: 517754 Position Type: Faculty Full Time Campus: UMass Boston Department: Exercise & Health Science Pay Grade: No Pay Grade Date opened: 13 Feb 2023 Eastern Standard Time Applications close:

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DEPARTMENT: The Department of Exercise and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Boston (https:// www. is one of the fastest growing departments on campus, currently consisting of 16 tenure-track/tenured faculty, 9 full-time and part-time lecturers, and approximately 600 undergraduate students and 30 graduate students. The faculty's broad research expertise ranges from the cellular level to community and population studies. Faculty in applied exercise physiology focus on biological mechanisms in adaptations to exercise; neurovascular mechanisms in response to stressors; and biological and neurophysiological mechanisms in obesity and chronic diseases. Faculty in health promotion and disease prevention focus on determinants and intervention research with special populations such as physical activity promotion in older adults, people of color who are cancer survivors, children with special needs, and Latinx and immigrant populations. The undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Health Sciences, and the graduate program offers traditional and accelerated Master of Science degrees and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Exercise and Health Sciences, with concentrations in Applied Exercise Physiology and Physical Activity and Health Promotion. Undergraduate students complete an internship at an approved organization in the fields of exercise and health sciences that provides them with hands-on practical experience as a capstone to their degree. Master's students pursuing the practicum option complete a capstone experience at an approved organization in the fields of exercise and health sciences that provides them with an opportunity to translate content knowledge and apply relevant clinical, communication, and management skills in a real-world setting. Both the internship and practicum experiences are supported by class meetings that provide a forum for students to share experiences, further develop career objectives, and stimulate creative thinking related to their professional development.

POSITION: One non-tenure track Lecturer position to begin July 1, 2023.

RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a faculty member to: 1) coordinate, manage, and instruct in the undergraduate internship and graduate practicum courses; 2) develop and implement a pre-requisite course that will prepare undergraduate students for their internship experience; 3) develop and maintain relationships with community partners including through site visits; 4) develop and implement a pre-certification process to support students pursuing certifications in the fields of exercise and health sciences; and 5) assist in course instruction as needed, student advising, serve on various department, college, and/or university committees, and participate in academic program planning.

QUALIFICATIONS: Specific requirements: 1) a minimum of a Master's degree in exercise science, kinesiology, or related areas; 2) university-level teaching experience (which may include experience as a graduate teaching assistant) in the area of exercise and health sciences, kinesiology, or related fields; 3) experience in managing internship and/or practicum programs; and 4) experience working with diverse faculty, staff, and students and be committed to support our goal of ensuring an inclusive, equitable, and diverse workplace and educational environment.

Application instructions:

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Please submit: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a 1-2-page professional statement including descriptions of teaching philosophy, management experience, and diversity, equity, and inclusion promotion; and 4) 3 letters of recommendation online.

For questions, please email Dr. Rachel Drew, Chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons.

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