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Assistant Teaching Professor, Kinesiology & Integrated Physiology

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Department: Kinesiology/Integrative Physiology
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Sciences, Kinesiology

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

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Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering education and research, invites applicants for an Assistant Teaching Professor position in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. Applicants in all fields of Kinesiology will be considered with preference given to candidates who can contribute to our undergraduate and graduate curriculum. This is a non-tenure track, 9-month position. The expected start date is August 14, 2023.

Candidates must have an M.S. degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sports and Fitness Management, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate-level courses. Our next colleague will be expected to deliver existing courses, develop new courses that keep pace with changes in the discipline, assist with coursework M.S. degree advising and internship coordination, and contribute to outreach to promote the department and its programs both on campus and within the community. Candidates will engage in departmental, college, and university service; depending upon candidate expertise.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty and staff who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

• Teach courses relevant to Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Sports and Fitness Management
• Assist with course-work M.S. degree advising and internship coordination
• Contribute to departmental outreach and service

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Earned Master's Degree (M.S., M.A.) related to Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sports and Fitness Management, or a closely related field

Required Experience (minimum requirements)


Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Earned doctorate (Ph.D., DPT, etc.) related to Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Sports, and Fitness Management, or a closely related field.
• Direct experience with college teaching
• Professional certification (e.g. ACSM, NSCA)
• Clinical or professional experience in a related field

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)


Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities


Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

The work environment is that of a typical office, laboratory, and/or classroom setting.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required pieces of training; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training


Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Other Conditions of Employment:

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment. Visa sponsorship is unavailable at this time. This is not an E-Verified Position.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months



Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Review of applications will begin January 31, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to submit the following documents:
l) a cover letter of interest in the position,
2) curriculum vita,
3) 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy,
4) statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and
5) names/contact information for a minimum of 3· professional references.

Please visit the following link to upload application materials:

Inquiries about the position can be sent to the search committee chair Dr. Carolyn Duncan (

Additional Information

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is home to approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer two baccalaureate degrees (B.S., Exercise Science; B.S., Sports and Fitness Management), an M.S. in Kinesiology, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology. The department is a campus leader in health science research and education, with substantial state, foundation, federal, and industry funding. All faculty have active external grants, and we have a strong reputation for innovative teaching practices and outreach to support health in our local community. We have a strong reputation for innovative teaching practices, including several published works in Advances in Physiological Education. In recent years, faculty and students have been recognized for their excellence in both research and teaching through local, regional, and national awards. For more information about the department, visit

Michigan Technological University, one of the four major research universities in the State of Michigan, is located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula adjacent to Lake Superior. The community offers a small-town environment with outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior.
Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM. (see
Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members’ partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. 
Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer, that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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