Human Resources

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

The Department of Exercise and Health Science at Muskingum University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in exercise science at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in the Fall semester of 2023.  The successful candidate will work closely with faculty and students in Muskingum’s growing programs in exercise science, health and fitness, public health, and pre-medical profession specialties.  In Fall 2022, the University opened the new Henry D. Bullock Health and Wellness Complex, which is equipped with state-of-the art diagnostic and fitness technology and equipment, and provides extraordinary opportunities for developed applied experiential learning in wellness programming and community partnerships.

In this position, the faculty member will be responsible for teaching a variety of exercise science courses and associated laboratory instruction, advising students on coursework and career options, and overseeing experiential learning.   In addition, the successful candidate will join departmental colleagues in ongoing curriculum development and assessment, in developing community partnerships that provide student professional development opportunities, and in supporting the recruitment and retention of students.  Productive scholarship is expected to attain tenure.  


  • Doctoral degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or related field; ABD will be considered with completion date within one year of hiring.
  • Professional-level certification(s), such as NSCA-CSCS or ACSM-EP, CEP or CPT or the ability to obtain such certifications upon hire.
  • An equivalent of 2 or more years of relevant, full-time work experience.
  • Demonstrated success in teaching an undergraduate population from a diversity of backgrounds.
  • Passion for mentoring students through professional development, direct supervision, or capstone/research projects.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Applications must include a letter of interest addressing the qualities and qualifications sought by the University for this position, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of all graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and a list of 3 professional references.  The list of references should include each reference’s email address, phone number, and a brief description of your relationship to the reference.  Application materials should be sent by email to or faxed to 740-826-6131.  Please include the position title in the subject line of your correspondence. 

Questions may be directed to Tiffany Lough (, Chair, Department of Exercise and Health Science.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Appointment to this position is conditional upon successful completion of a background check through the University’s background check agency.

The university actively seeks out and welcomes faculty and staff who are committed to excellence in teaching and student learning, thrive in a collaborative environment of scholars, embrace experiential learning, consider the engagement of diverse communities in the educational experience, and desire to mentor a multicultural student population.  As an equal opportunity employer, Muskingum welcomes applications from individuals from populations that have been historically underrepresented in the academy and/or have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Muskingum University does not discriminate in its employment or educational programs or activities.  Please visit to review the university’s official non-discrimination statement.

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