James Madison University

Faculty Openings

Instructor/Assistant Professor of Exercise Science


The Department of Kinesiology at James Madison University is accepting applications for a 10- month, renewable term appointment position that will begin August 25, 2019 (Position #F1251). The successful candidate will demonstrate dedication to general education, with a significant teaching role in KIN 100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness, as well as contributing to undergraduate courses within the exercise science concentration in such areas as exercise psychology / behavior change, motor development and learning, strength and conditioning, and/or exercise leadership.  Minimum of a master’s degree (earned by the start date) from an accredited college/university in exercise science or related field is required. Candidates must possess a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Preference will be given to candidates with: (a) university teaching experience; (b) a background in at least one of the following: strength and conditioning, exercise leadership, exercise psychology/behavior change, and/or motor development and learning; (c) ACSM, NSCA, or similar certifications; and (d) classroom/teaching experience and/or industry experience. Review of applications will begin January 4, 2019.  For more information visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/4600

Assistant Professor - Coaching Education


The Department of Kinesiology at James Madison University is accepting applications for a 10-month, tenure-track faculty position that will begin August 25, 2019 (Position #F1258).  The department seeks a colleague who will be a dedicated teacher, active scholar and effective mentor for students with diverse backgrounds, preparation and career goals. The successful candidate will demonstrate the capability to advise, supervise fieldwork and provide leadership to students in the Coaching Education minor. For more information about this program, please visit the following website: http://www.jmu.edu/kinesiology/coachingeducation.html.  Teaching responsibilities will include the following: KIN 329 - Social Aspects of Sport; KIN 353 - Maximizing Sports Performance (sport psychology for coaches) and KIN 450 - Principles of Coaching. Responsibilities also include teaching additional courses based on specialization. Examples include motor development and learning, exercise psychology/behavior change and introduction to kinesiology.  A doctoral degree (earned by the start date) from an accredited college/university in sport psychology, kinesiology or a related field is required. Candidates must possess a commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. Preference will be given to candidates with education and experience to teach the requisite courses and proven experience or expertise in coaching education and/or sport coaching.   Review of applications will begin February 1, 2019. For more information visit http://joblink.jmu.edu/postings/4676.