Arizona State University — Clinical Associate Professor, Strength and Conditioning

The Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions (CHS) has launched a new Strength and Conditioning master’s degree. This is an exciting time in the strength and conditioning field as multiple advancements in human performance are being made. We are seeking a full-time, 9-month non-tenured clinical faculty member at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor, to assist with preparing students to become leaders in the profession of sports performance. This is a fixed-term appointment that is renewable annually. Subsequent one-year appointments may be offered, under the same terms and conditions, at the discretion of the college and university.

Through teaching, academic programs, service and research, all faculty at the College of Health Solutions address one or more of our three major areas of focus: 1) The systems of health care and the health needs of populations; 2) Health and human performance of individuals across the lifespan; 3) Personalized interventions through precision health. Across these areas, we work to address Grand Challenges, complex and difficult health problems which require transformative collaboration, translational research and innovation. We are particularly interested in making an impact on populations with significant health disparities.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Sports Science and Performance Programming undergraduate degree and the Strength and Conditioning master’s degree programs and providing service to the college and relevant degrees. This position will also serve a key role as a bridge to research and other experiential experiences for undergraduate and graduate students with ASU Athletics and other sports and tactical performance entities. Applicants must present evidence of teaching experience and a strong commitment to high quality teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels as well as evidence of research or experiential opportunity creation for graduate or undergraduate students. Typical workloads for clinical faculty are consistent with 80% teaching, comprised of didactic classroom-based teaching and clinical supervision in the on-campus clinic and 20% service.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people of diverse backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. We value and encourage cultural and intellectual diversity, and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen the diversity of our academic community are encouraged to apply, and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements
Under the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, ASU expects all employees, including new hires, to be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation. Proof of vaccination will be required by December 8, 2021. For questions about medical or religious accommodations, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s webpage.

About the College of Health Solutions

The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

Current training programs include behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at the ASU Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, Polytechnic, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s campus in north Phoenix.

About Arizona State University

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for seven years in a row. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves 135,000 students across all campuses and on-line as of the Fall 2021 semester. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

 For more information about ASU and the College of Health Solutions, visit http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Exercise and Sport Science, Biomechanics or a related field (or other terminal degree Ed.D., DSc)
  • At least 2 years work experience in strength and conditioning or sport science
  • At least 5 years of in-person teaching experience at the college or university level
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Demonstrated ability to work, collaborate, and communicate effectively with diverse students, colleagues, community partners, and staff in a multicultural environment.
  • Shows commitment to our College’s Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion Council’s mission and vision .

Desired Qualifications

  • Peer reviewed publications related to sports science
  • National or higher-level presentations on sports science or strength and conditioning
  • 1+ years collegiate strength and conditioning work experience (coach or consultant)
  • Experience with developing undergraduate and/or graduate courses or programs
  • Experience supervising undergraduate or graduate students with research projects.
  • Ability to incorporate innovative pedagogies or technologies in their teaching
  • Experience in collaboration with other University or outside University entities to create experiential opportunities for students.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of testing and technology in sport.
  • Experience in implementing instructional methods, student initiatives, faculty initiatives, scholarships, administrative practices, or other actions with the goal of reducing systemic discrimination and disadvantages facing students of minority backgrounds

Application Deadline and Procedures

Application deadline is December 18, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, click http://apply.interfolio.com/98216 to submit the following:

  • A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications, and professional experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.
  • Diversity and Inclusion statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship, or other work related to the position, supports ASU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as outlined above and in the ASU charter.

If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Edward Truong at Edward.Truong@asu.edu.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)

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