Institution (Location)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Start Date
January 1, 2020
Position Description

RIT’s Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition in the College of Health Sciences and Technology invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Exercise Science Program. Exercise Science at RIT is a dynamic program in a technologically rich environment including collaborations that integrate physiology with virtual reality and augmented reality games. This position will have responsibilities in research and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to develop an applied research program in exercise science that may include, but not be limited to, quality of life, well-being, motivation, or rehabilitation issues. This position will also participate in the implementation of baccalaureate and advanced degree programs in exercise science and health & well-being by teaching courses such as, but not limited to Biomechanics, Theory of Athletic Injuries and Sports Psychology. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility. The position is a 2-year appointment. THE UNIVERSITY AND ROCHESTER COMMUNITY: The Exercise Science Program ( is housed with the RIT nutrition programs in Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition ( The mission of the Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition is to engineer effective health and nutrition education to be a reasonable adventure that is feasible, sustainable, compelling, and rewarding. Our vision is that scholars, students and citizens walk the talk to secure health for all. The Wegmans School of Health and Nutrition (WSHN) offers degrees in Exercise Science, Nutritional Sciences, and Dietetics and Nutrition. The Dietetics and Nutrition program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics and prepares students toward becoming Registered Dietitians. In addition to programs in WSHN, the College of Health Sciences and Nutrition offers programs in Biomedical Sciences, Diagnostic Imaging, Physician Assistant and graduate programs in Health Systems Administration and in Medical Illustration. About the University: Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City" by Forbes Magazine and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

1Doctorate or dissertation stauts (All But Dissertation) for a Doctoral degree in exercise science, kinesiology or closely related field with PhD to be awarded within 1 semester of hire. 2. Evidence of scholarship in the related field, e.g., publication, national presentation, symposium participant. 3. Demonstrated teaching experience and/or completion of pedagogical/andragogical courses and training. 4. Credentialed or eligible to be credentialed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and/or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). 5. Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences

How to Apply

Apply online at using Keyword Search: 4614BR Please submit: ? Curriculum vitae, ? Cover letter addressing the listed qualifications ? Statement of teaching philosophy ? Statement of research experience and plan ? Names and contact information from three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Contact Barbara Lohse, PhD, RD search committee chair, with questions: [email protected] or call 814-880-9977. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to [email protected]. “RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov”



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