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Lecturer, Department of Health and Sport Science

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Work Type: Faculty Full Time
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Faculty
Department: Health & Sport Science - 210500
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Position Summary:

About the Position
We currently are seeking applications for a full-time instructionally-focused faculty colleague, at the level of Lecturer. Our lecturers contribute fully to our academic mission through their primary work in teaching courses and service to students, the department, and the university. We encourage and support the development of lecturers and provide opportunities for promotion and access to professional opportunities on- and off-campus.

This is a full time, 9 month position starting August 16, 2024 with full benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, support for a dual-career program for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty, a relocation package, and tuition remission benefits. Some summer teaching opportunities are available given demand. The ideal candidate will be capable of and interested in contributing to one or more areas in our core health science curriculum that covers physiology, exercise physiology, kinesiology, and corresponding laboratory courses. Specific teaching responsibilities will be determined based on candidate qualifications, interest, and balance of lecture and laboratory courses in collaboration with the department chair and existing faculty.

About Dayton
The University’s 382-acre campus is located in Dayton, Ohio, which has a metropolitan area population of approximately one million. With a burgeoning downtown area, 20 expansive metroparks, hundreds of miles of paved walking/biking trails (top in the nation!), a bike share program,, and of course, the Dayton Aviation Heritage and National Historical Park, this is a great place for those who want a bit of everything with a low cost of living, great schools, and welcoming neighborhoods. Go to daytoncvb.com for more information about the area.

At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all candidates to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in physiology, exercise science, kinesiology, science education, or related field
  • Teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Effective written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may meet all preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

  • PhD or EdD in physiology, kinesiology, science education or related field
  • Successful experience in one or more of the following:
    • working with students in a non-classroom based capacity (e.g. laboratory, advising, mentoring, etc)
    • teaching as Instructor of Record in a lecture- or laboratory- based course.
    • serving, leading, and/or collaborating within a department and/or broader university community
    • effectively engaging, teaching, mentoring, and/or advising students of socially and culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Laboratory skills related to area of expertise (e.g. exercise physiology, exercise testing, motion analysis)
  • Clinical skills related to the area of exercise physiology or physiology
  • Working knowledge of the health professional career fields.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective oral communication skills
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Commitment to breadth of education including educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment to social justice and  service to the community, university and profession


Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete application for the position consists of the following:

  • Letter of intent, which addresses all the required qualifications listed above and as many preferred qualifications as apply.
  • C.V.
  • Unofficial copies of graduate transcripts.
  • Statement on teaching philosophy that includes multiple measures of demonstrated successful experience (e.g. teaching evaluations, supervisor/review comments, peer review, etc). 
  • Contact information for three professional references.

Posting closes at 11:55 PM EST March 5, 2024.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. We will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

Closing Statement:

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php


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