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Health and Human Performance (Exercise Science), Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Applied Health

Job Title

Health and Human Performance (Exercise Science), Tenure-Track Faculty


Health and Human Performance

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with diverse students.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position (#145150) at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2024.

The successful candidate will be pivotal in enhancing the Exercise Science program by adding a strength and conditioning curriculum and research. Additionally, they will explore accreditation strategies for strength and conditioning through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA).

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and delivering a strength and conditioning curriculum for undergraduate and graduate exercise science programs.
  • Teaching a range of exercise science courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Establishing and maintaining a robust research agenda.
  • Mentoring and guiding student research.
  • Contributing to curriculum enhancement and development.
  • Seeking and securing external funding opportunities.
  • Engaging in service activities benefiting the university and the broader community.

Required Education

A terminal degree in exercise physiology, exercise science, or a closely related field is required.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification and good standing with the NSCA is required by the appointment date.

Other Desirables

Applicants with the following will receive special consideration:

  • Proven success in implementing and overseeing academic or industry programs.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication abilities.
  • Relevant administrative experience, ideally within an academic setting, and proven leadership skills with a track record of effective team management.
  • Proven industry experience as a strength and conditioning coach.
  • College-level instructional experience.
  • Experience in curriculum or program development.
  • A strong track record of research, evidenced by publications and conference presentations.
  • Experience in collaborating with other departments or disciplines, fostering a rounded approach to exercise science.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate student research.

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

For more information about serving as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University, please visit our faculty recruitment webpage at

If you need help applying, please contact Mitzi Dunkley, Faculty Recruitment Specialist, at (615) 898-5128. If you have position-specific questions, please contact John Coons at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation Leave for Administrative/Classified Staff/12-month Faculty
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment is required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you must provide information about your criminal history to be considered.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 11/05/2023

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