Assistant Professor - Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions

200714 Requisition #

The Department of Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions at Creighton University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin fall 2021. Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate classes with expertise in the areas of human physiology, anatomy, nutrition, and exercise science; establishing/continuing a research agenda capable of securing external funding and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; mentoring/advising undergraduate and graduate students; providing service to the department, college, university, community, and profession; and demonstrating collaborative interests and collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. Candidates with research expertise in the area of skeletal muscle biology and/or that complements existing areas of departmental research are preferred. Applicants must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including proficiency in English. Candidates must have completed a PhD in exercise science, physiology, kinesiology, or a related field by the start date (August 2021). Qualified candidates should submit application materials on-line including: a cover letter addressing their motivation and potential that explains how they will successfully contribute to the high standards of teaching, scholarship, and service expected of Creighton faculty; separate statements addressing: 1) teaching philosophy, 2) research interests and plans for research at Creighton, and 3) statement to university mission and potential to foster and support diversity among our students, faculty, and community. A CV; copies of transcripts (graduate and undergraduate); and 3 letters of recommendation (submitted by recommenders). Review of applications will begin immediately with review continuing until the position is filled.

Send letters of recommendation to Joan Eckerson, Ph.D., Creighton University, Dept. of Exercise Science and Pre-Health Professions, 2500 California Plz, Omaha NE 68178




A Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university;
2-4 years prior teaching experience;

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Ability to foster student learning, development, and decision making in support of their goals, success, wellness, and needs;

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop rapport quickly and effectively with a diversity of populations;

Empathy and compassion for the experiences of others;

Ability to provide evidence of excellent university-level teaching and/or significant publications 


Physical Requirements:

Seeing: 75 – 100%

Hearing: 75-100%

Standing/Climbing/Mobility: 25-49%

Lifting/Pulling/Pushing: 0-24% (pound: 10 lbs.)

Fingering/Grasping/Feeling: 75 – 100%

Travel: No 

Exposure to Blood Borne pathogens: No 


AAP/EEO Statement:

Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination.


Disclosure Statement: 

This description describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required.  Regular, reliable attendance is an essential function and all employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. Employees may also be required to work in excess of normal working hours as workloads and seasonal activities necessitate.   Creighton University reserves the right to modify duties, responsibilities and activities at any time with or without notice.


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