Associate Professor of Exercise Science/Department Chair, Health Admin & Health Information (HAHI)

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Associate Professor of Exercise Science/Department Chair, Health Admin & Health Information (HAHI)  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

32600 - Health Admin & Health Information

Advertised Salary: $85,000 - $90,000. Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: 9-month tenure-track faculty position, which includes teaching and related responsibilities in the newly developing exercise science program, and serve as Department Chair for the HAHI Department (the Chair is a 3-year role with opportunity for extension). Responsibilities include developing the exercise science curriculum, completing application to the specialized accrediting agency, preparing and delivering lectures, providing instruction, and preparing, administering, and grading examinations; advising students on related academic matters; engaging in scholarly activities and professional development; and serving on departmental and faculty committees to promote curriculum development with the College of Health Professions. The anticipated start date of this position is May of 2024 at the earliest and August 2024 at the latest. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Doctoral Degree in Exercise Science  
Required Work Experience: Minimum of 2 years work experience in Exercise Science. Must have earned tenure and promotion to associate professor at an accredited university.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Previous teaching experience in higher education to include curriculum development, simulation, and distance education; established record of scholarship, leadership and professional service.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Providing classroom, online and off campus instruction as assigned.
Participating in curriculum development, program evaluation and accreditation compliance.
Active engagement in assessment of student learning and its related analysis and improvement process.
Serve as academic advisor for students in the assigned program.
Develop new exercise science courses.
Maintain active engagement in professional responsibilities that may also include continuing professional development, participation in university committees and traditional activities that have academic significance.
Maintain a consistent physical presence on the main campus for the purpose of engagement in the University community and the advancement of the program and college.
Maintain practice currency, service and scholarship responsibilities commensurate with academic rank, and the initiatives and expectations of the program and college.
Maintain weekly office hours on campus and/or at the regional site at times convenient for the students as assigned each semester.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation, and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Doctorate degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: True  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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