The Department of Sport Studies at Manhattanville College invites applications for a faculty member at the Visiting Assistant Professor level with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Learning and/or Development, Psychology and/or Sociology of Physical Activity, or Sport Communication. Candidates with an interdisciplinary focus reflective of the broader field of Kinesiology that can enhance the diversity of the current faculty are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in candidates that demonstrate expertise in innovative research that focuses on improving the public health and well-being for underserved or at-risk youth populations. The ideal candidate will be committed to quality teaching and advising of undergraduate students, enhance research opportunities for undergraduate students, collaborate across disciplines, and value service to the institution, department, profession, and community. In addition, candidates must exhibit an eagerness helping grow the diversity of the program through prospective and current student recruitment, community engagement and experiential learning opportunities. The position is a three-year appointment with an August 1st, 2019 start date.
Teach undergraduate classes in areas of expertise and department curricular need.
Recruit, advise and mentor undergraduate students.
Develop and maintain a scholarly research program that will augment department recognition, increase department visibility to the community, and enhance undergraduate student research opportunities.
Perform service as appropriate to the department, school, college, profession and community.
Manhattanville College seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty member of the highest caliber. Applicants should have an earned relevant doctoral degree or provide evidence for doctoral degree completion by August 1, 2019. A record of excellence in teaching is strongly desired. The successful candidate must show a record of: (a) high-quality teaching at the undergraduate level, (b) research that has potential for acquiring external funding, (c) commitment to institutional priorities that affirm the value of diversity and (d) commitment to service and faculty governance. Candidates should be willing to teach in the college's interdisciplinary programs such as the first-year program or undergraduate honors program. Preference will be given to candidates whose focus is interdisciplinary in nature and can collaborate with ongoing efforts in the Department of Sport Studies, School of Arts and Sciences and Manhattanville College.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit application materials combined into one PDF document in the following order: a tailored cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and the contact information of three references to Human Resources at Manhattanville College email@example.com. Candidates expecting doctoral degree completion before August 1st, 2019 must also include a letter of reference verifying degree completion date. Only electronic applications will be accepted. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Review of applications will begin on May 1st, 2019.
About Manhattanville College
Manhattanville College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college with a nationally and internationally diverse student body of approximately 1,500 undergraduates and 900 graduate students, located 28 miles north of New York City on 100 acres. Building on its heritage of social justice and social activism, the College prepares students through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs, for ethical and socially-responsible leadership in a global community. We achieve this through integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with experiential opportunities, leadership with service, intimate attention with global reach, progressive change with enduring values, social commitment with ethical responsibility, and diversity with community. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. We are committed to hiring qualified and diverse candidates and creating a community that is welcoming to all people, and made up of a diverse group of people.