Submitted: 11 January 2021
Department: School of Health Sciences
Institution: Central Michigan University
Job type: Tenure-track
Apply by: 1 August 2021
Application URL:

Position Summary

The Exercise Science Division in the School of Health Sciences at Central Michigan University (CMU) is recruiting for a full-time, 9-month tenure-track position, beginning August 2021. The position is open rank depending on credentials. The undergraduate exercise science major is recently COAES accredited and the Exercise Physiology Masters program transitioned from a MA to MS degree in Fall 2017. The CMU School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and is located in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. Starting salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Attractive benefits package and research support is available.

Responsibilities: Faculty members are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, student advising, university service and participate in graduate and undergraduate research. Teaching: Teach freshman through graduate courses in anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology. Research: Conduct research and scholarly endeavors that leads to securing extramural funding to support an ongoing research agenda; Direct undergraduate and graduate student research. Advising and Service: Advise undergraduate and graduate students. Involvement in campus and community service.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate in Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, or related field (ABDs in the final stages of doctorate will also be considered) with demonstrated successful college teaching of gross anatomy experience (at the undergraduate and/or graduate level). Ability to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications

xperience teaching human gross anatomy and anatomical dissection, biomechanics, exercise science, etc.; experience or demonstrated interest in securing extramural grants and contracts; post-doctoral experience; demonstrated research agenda in areas related to anatomy, biomechanics, etc., based on published works and/or external funding; evidence of involvement with professional associations and organizations, including ACSM; and demonstrated leadership skills. Interest in leadership opportunities within unit (e.g., Anatomy Lab Director); proficiency in use of technology; demonstrated commitment to diversity; and effective oral/written communication skills.


Review of applications will begin IMMEDIATELY. Starting date of the position will be August 2021. Applications must be submitted through an on-line process beginning at: Electronically attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching ability, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, copy of academic transcripts, and a list of three professional references, including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses. Inquiries may be sent to Dr. Naveen Sharma at [email protected] .

About the Department

The School of Health Sciences offers programs in exercise and health science, public health education, and health care administration. The departmental faculty is dedicated to student-centered teaching, innovative delivery methodology, collaborative work projects, and applied research. The teaching space and labs are state of the art and extensive; research labs are available and include opportunities in biochemistry, metabolism, cell culture, applied sports performance, environmental physiology, body composition (DEXA), biomechanics, neuroscience, and animal research. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions consists of five academic units (Department of Physical Education and Sport, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Department of Physical Therapy, the School of Health Sciences and the School of Rehabilitation and Medical Science). It offers undergraduate and/or graduate degree programs in athletic training, audiology, communication sciences and disorders, exercise science, environmental health and safety, health administration, physical activity specialist, physical education, physical therapy, physician assistant, public health, school and public health education, speech-language pathology, and sport management, delivered by 100+ faculty/staff. To learn more about the school, visit the school website.

About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives. We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence. CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more. Central is home to 17 men’s and women’s Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid-American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17. CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small-town living with big-city amenities. It’s part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state’s largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant. Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city’s central location in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex‐based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see

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CMU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 not to discriminate in such a matter.

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CMU’s Title IX Coordinator can be reached at: Phone: 989-774-3253 Office: 103 E. Preston St. Bovee University Center, suite 306 Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Email: [email protected]


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