Human Resources

Open Rank Position in Exercise Science

The Department of Exercise and Health Science at Muskingum University invites applications for an open rank position in exercise science, beginning fall 2024.  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 applied experiential learning in wellness programming and community partnerships.

Muskingum's full-time undergraduate tuition is among the lowest of comparable private colleges in Ohio. Muskingum strives to serve students – 34% of whom are first-generation, 49% of whom receive PELL financial aid – by making learning accessible and affordable. Muskingum has a long history of providing comprehensive academic support services for students with learning differences and fostering the development and success of all students. This position is part of an initiative to promote inclusive strategies across the University. Muskingum has a robust mentorship program and multiple other support programs to help new faculty connect and succeed.

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 mentoring experiential learning.  In addition, the successful candidate will join departmental colleagues in ongoing curriculum development and assessment, in developing community partnerships for experiential learning opportunities, and in supporting the recruitment and retention of students.  


  • Doctoral degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, or related field is preferred; ABD status and within one year of completion or master’s degree and significant teaching experience will be considered.
  • Willingness to work toward professional-level certification(s), such as NSCA-CSCS or ACSM-EP, CEP or CPT, as appropriate.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Applications should include a letter of interest addressing the qualities and qualifications sought by the University for this position, a current curriculum vitae, and copies of unofficial graduate transcripts.  Application materials should be sent by email to  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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