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Clinical Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

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The Opportunity

The Division of Kinesiology within the School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy (SKPT) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) is pleased to invite applications for a clinical assistant professor with a focus on clinical exercise physiology. This is a non-tenure earning, 9-month appointment with a projected start date of August 2023.

The Division of Kinesiology at UCF resides within the SKPT, housed within the College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS). CHPS is a core component of the newly established UCF Academic Health Sciences Center and the College of Medicine, College of Nursing, UCF Health, and UCF Student Health.

The Division of Kinesiology includes undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) degree programs and plans to develop a graduate-level clinical exercise physiology track.  SKPT also includes the Division of Physical Therapy which offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree that is accredited by CAPTE, a Graduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences, a Neurological Residency Program, and faculty practice, and the Division of Athletic Training, which offers an M.S. in Athletic Training. The research infrastructure of SKPT is led through the Institute of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation Science, which spans over 16,000 sq. ft of facilities and includes numerous essential, applied clinical and community research laboratories (https://healthprofessions.ucf.edu/kpt/institute/ ). SKPT also has an existing clinical partnership with outside healthcare agencies and clinical relationships with UCF Student Health Services, UCF Athletics, and UCF Sports Science.

The UCF Division of Kinesiology has around 1900 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The Bachelor’s program has two tracks, Exercise and Sport Physiology and Strength and Conditioning. The Master of Science in Kinesiology offers a non-thesis track, and a thesis track which prepares students with the education and experience to pursue a career in exercise physiology, sport science, strength, and conditioning or to pursue a doctoral degree in a related field. The Kinesiology Ph.D. program aims to develop the next generation of teacher-scholars and professional leaders to advance the broad discipline of kinesiology by exploring human movement, applied physiology, sports performance, sports medicine, and clinical rehabilitation.

As a diverse institution we center access, belonging, and diverse perspectives. We are seeking an individual who can demonstrate effective engagement in an environment where colleagues and students come from many backgrounds and identities, as well as someone who can demonstrate commitment to equitable and inclusive teaching and research practices. The individual selected for this position will assist with developing and implementing the clinical exercise physiology track in the Kinesiology M.S. program and internship/clinical education management as well as instructional duties across the undergraduate and graduate programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • An earned a doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Health Science, Rehabilitation Science, or a related field from an accredited institution prior to the projected start date.

  • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-CEP) credentials at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience teaching university-level coursework related to clinical exercise physiology.

  • Prior involvement with accreditation processes.

  • Expertise in the direction of student internships.

  • Additional industry-relevant professional certifications.

Additional Application Materials Required

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/ .  In addition to the online application, interested candidates should upload:

  • Letter of application outlining how you are prepared to join the faculty in the Division of Kinesiology at UCF highlighting your experience and qualifications.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Teaching philosophy that addresses how you are prepared to instruct and mentor students on of the most diverse universities in Florida and the U.S.

  • Reference list for a minimum of three and a maximum of five professional references (names and contact information, not reference letters).

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later.

The selected candidate will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.

For further questions about this position, please contact Dr. David Fukuda at David.fukuda@ucf.edu .

Are Benefits Important to You?

Working at UCF has its perks!  In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:

  • Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
  • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
  • Retirement savings options.
  • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
  • Education assistance.
  • Flexible work environment.

And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/ )

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger , and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of higher education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to employment in research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty positions (including employed visiting positions), graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, postdoctoral scholar positions, and undergraduate positions.


College of Health Professions and Sciences (CHPS) - Kinesiology & Physical Therapy

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http//www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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