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Assistant/Associate Professor of Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tx

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 1/20/23

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor of Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) in Sam Houston State University at Huntsville, Tx

Position Title Assistant/Associate Professor of Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology)

FLSA status Exempt

Hiring Salary Commensurate with education and experience

College College of Health Sciences

Department Dept of Kinesiology

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

The Department of Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology beginning Fall 2023 (9-month appointment with summer possibilities). The duties and responsibilities of this position include teaching, maintaining a research agenda in Exercise Physiology, mentoring student research in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, and Human Performance and Wellness Management, performing University and professional service, and contributing to ongoing program evaluation and improvement in the undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology programs. Teaching assignments may include undergraduate (both face-to-face and online) and graduate (online) coursework.

The major responsibilities will include teaching and researching in Exercise Physiology within the undergraduate Kinesiology, Clinical Exercise Science, and Human Performance and Wellness Management programs, and the graduate Kinesiology – Sport and Human Performance program.

The successful candidate will serve as the Lab Director for the Sport and Human Performance Lab (approximately 2200 sq. ft.), that includes an additional 400 sq ft Exercise Biochemistry Lab. In our sport and human performance lab, there is adequate space for strength assessments, cardiopulmonary exercise testing, body composition (DEXA), as well as several other classic exercise physiology assessments. The human performance lab includes a new DEXA, two Seca bioimpedance tools, Biodex System 4 dynamometer with attachments, EKG and VO2 testing equipment, Cosmed K5 wearable metabolic technology, clinical and research grade treadmill with safety harness, rowing devices, and more. The exercise biochemistry lab has a biosafety cabinet, microplate reader, benchtop centrifuge, western blotting equipment and imager, water purification, and several other pieces of equipment required for benchtop research.

The Department of Kinesiology is located on the main campus in Huntsville, in the newly renovated first floor of the Lee Drain Building and inhabits 20,000 sq. ft. of space that includes all of the labs and faculty offices (watch this video for a virtual tour

The Department of Kinesiology at SHSU seeks to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. Qualified applicants with experience working in diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. The SHSU student body is over 50% first-generation college students and SHSU is a recognized Hispanic serving institution (HSI). We are seeking candidates who demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in and with socially, culturally, and economically diverse communities.

The Department of Kinesiology at SHSU includes a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff ( and is an Exercise is Medicine ™ recognized campus. The department offers BS degrees ( in Human Performance and Wellness Management, Clinical Exercise Science, Clinical Exercise Science 3+2 to Masters in Athletic Training (MSAT), Physical Education Teacher Education (double major), and Kinesiology; and MS degrees in Kinesiology-Sport and Human Performance, MSAT, and Sport Management.

Our programs are committed to preparing practitioners in Kinesiology and Exercise Science, as well as preparing students for graduate studies in Exercise Science/Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and other health-related fields. Many undergraduate students obtain work in their given fields, and some continue their education in professional allied health or graduate degree programs.


There are multiple options for places to live near our multiple campuses. Sam Houston’s main campus is located in Huntsville. The city of Huntsville is nestled in the East Texas Piney Woods and is located on a direct route between Houston and Dallas. With a population of approximately 40,000 (excluding SHSU), Huntsville offers the simplicity of small-town life and easy access to surrounding larger cities including Conroe (where the SHSU College of Osteopathic Medicine is located), The Woodlands (where the SHSU School of Nursing and The Woodlands Center is located), and Bryan/College Station. Full of Texas history and charm, this county seat is home to multiple museums, annual festivities, antique stores, year-round outdoor activities, vineyards, golf courses, lakes, and a beautiful state park. In a little over an hour after leaving main campus, you can arrive in downtown Houston. Houston has consistently ranked as one of the most diverse cities in America and as one of the best “foodie” cities. It provides access to large entertainment venues and professional sporting events. If you prefer life on the water, Lake Conroe and Lake Livingston are a short commute, and Galveston Island and the Gulf coast are a two-hour drive.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Earned Doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, or related discipline from an accredited institution. ABD candidates must graduate before the start date (August 2023).

Experience Required for the Position

  • Teaching experience in exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, clinical and/or advanced exercise physiology.
  • A demonstrated record of research and scholarship in exercise physiology, exercise testing and prescription, sport science, clinical and/or advanced exercise physiology.
  • Service commensurate with appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor

Other Specifications

Preferred requirements
  • Use of technology in instruction, and experience with distance/online education is preferred.
  • Experience with a variety of laboratory techniques, such as body composition, isokinetic testing, metabolic testing, DEXA, is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with diverse populations is preferred.
  • Experience mentoring students with scholarship/research projects preferred.
  • Membership and involvement in professional organizations is preferred (e.g. ACSM, NAKHE, etc.)
Special Instructions Summary

Interested candidates must submit the following required documents:
  1. Cover letter detailing candidate’s interest in the position, teaching experience in exercise physiology, research interests and proposed five-year research agenda, involvement in service at the community, departmental, university, state or national level, and experience and commitment to working with diverse populations; it is also recommended that a candidate address any experiences related to the preferred criteria listed in the position description.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Names and contact information for three professional references

Full-Time Tenure Track

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...