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Visiting Assistant Professor, Exercise Science

Posted: 11/08/2023

Mount St. Joseph University (the Mount) is accepting applications for a full-time  visiting faculty position to join the Department of Exercise Science and Integrative Health in the School of Health Sciences beginning January, 2024.   

This full-time one semester visiting position will be responsible for teaching a 12-credit hour load and engaging in departmental advising during the Spring 2024 semester.   Undergraduate courses for the semester will include introductory exercise science, health assessment and exercise prescription with lab, exercise prescription for special populations and human nutrition. 

Eligibility for renewal and a full-year term contract for 2024-2025 is pending budget approval.

The Mount is a private institution founded in 1920 by the Sisters of Charity emphasizing values, integrity and social responsibility. The Department of Exercise Science and Integrative Health offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science with concentrations in Clinical Exercise Prescription, Sport Performance and Active Aging, Health Promotion, and a 3+2 Master of Athletic Training track. Students outside the department may minor in Exercise Science and Fitness.  We are dedicated to providing holistic, individual attention to students as they develop personal and professional skills. 

We are seeking a collaborative and engaging clinician-educator committed to achieving our department’s mission to educate compassionate and culturally competent exercise, fitness, health, wellness and athletic training professionals dedicated to providing high-quality, person-centered care that optimizes health, wellness, and human performance. Our graduates are recognized for their expert clinical skills, professionalism, commitment to life-long learning, and compassion for the well-being of all persons and the communities they serve. Our department is committed to meeting the School of Health Sciences’ mission to prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders to positively transform lives and improve the health of communities. 

Located in Cincinnati, Ohio on the banks of the Ohio River, the Mount offers both urban and rural opportunities for recreation, living, and community engagement. The Greater Cincinnati region has a national and international reputation for quality healthcare, the arts and music, and provides opportunities for leadership, professional practice, and research for health care faculty.

The general responsibilities of all teaching faculty are described in the Mount St Joseph University EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK which is available through MyMount.


The specific responsibilities of all teaching faculty include:

  • Supports the Mission of the University, School of Health Sciences, and the Mission, Philosophy and Strategic Plan of the Department of Exercise Science and Integrative Health.
  • Participates in regular, special and standing committees and other activities of the Department.
  • Contributes to the development, evaluation, and revision of the curriculum.
  • Contributes to the development and revision of departmental and student policies in relation to administration, admission, retention, evaluation, progression, graduation, and licensure.
  • Assists in the development and evaluation of the Program’s Strategic Plan and the budget and in planning and decision making regarding major expenditures.
  • Acts in accord with the Program’s professional and ethical standards.
  • Participates in groups designed to involve community agencies in program planning and evaluation.
  • Accepts leadership responsibilities within the Program.
  • Participates in the recruitment of qualified faculty and students.
  • Supervises the activities of adjunct lab instructors, if utilized.


  • Selects, plans, organizes and implements learning experiences in assigned courses which assist students to meet course and program outcomes.
  • Demonstrates thorough knowledge of the subject matter.
  • Demonstrates an ability to integrate related content areas.
  • Uses creativity in developing an interactive learning environment.
  • Evaluates students based on course outcomes, identifies strengths and areas needing improvement, and facilitates the development of strategies for improvement and mastery of subject area.



  • Interprets University, School, and Program policies for students.
  • Facilitates clarification and/or validation of course requirements, Program, University and Accrediting policies when communicating with students.
  • Posts regularly scheduled times for student conferences and advising sessions.
  • Maintains professional boundaries and sets limits with students.
  • Makes appropriate referrals and assists students to seek professional counseling and remedial opportunities when necessary.



  • Demonstrates knowledge of current trends in healthcare, exercise science, and disciplinary education and credentialing.
  • Demonstrates creativity in learning strategies, assessment, and clinical practice.
  • Demonstrates commitment to professional growth.
  • Actively participates in scholarly activity as required by the university and credentialing agencies.
  • Participates in scholarly and citizenship activities in the Program, School, and University, through professional organizations and/or the community.
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the department and in other disciplines



The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Advanced degree in Exercise Science, Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Kinesiology, Nutrition, or Public Health.  (Terminal degree required for assistant professor or higher).
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience (K-16) or professional experience working with clients/patients in the community, fitness center, hospital, employee wellness, and/or interscholastic/intercollegiate settings.
  • Eligibility or credentialed through nationally recognized certifications in exercise science, strength and conditioning, health coaching, health education, nutrition and dietetics, and/or public health (e.g. ACSM, CDR, NASM, NBC-HWC, NBPHE, NCHEC, NSCA, and/or NWI).
  • College level teaching experience in exercise physiology, exercise prescription, health promotion, nutrition, special populations, and human performance (preferred).
  • Experience with interprofessional practice and team-based care (preferred).
  • Familiarity with CAAHEP, CoAES, and/or CASCE accreditation processes and standards (preferred).

Mount St. Joseph University offers a wide array of benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Tuition Remission for you and your family.
  • Retirement contributions up to 7% of your salary.
  • Excellent benefits including medical, employer HSA contributions, dental, vision, life, parental leave.
  • Generous PTO.
  • 16 paid holidays.
  • Competitive salaries.
  • Opportunity to work in a dynamic and inclusive educational environment.
  • Professional development opportunities.



To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.

A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please click here to review the University's policies on E-Verify, Equal Opportunity, and Non-Discrimination.

Mount St. Joseph University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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