Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Exercise Science, CHP-3313

Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in Exercise Science

Department of Kinesiology

College of Health Professions



The College of Health Professions invites applications for a tenure track, 10-month Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position in the Exercise Science Program in the Department of Kinesiology beginning August 2020.



  • Applicants must possess a Doctoral degree in Exercise Science or closely related discipline. ABD applicants will be considered, but appointment will be at the instructor rank and all degree requirements must be completed by February 1, 2021.
  • Candidates must have the training and expertise to teach Exercise Science courses in one or more of the following areas: motor learning, motor development, sports nutrition, biomechanics, fitness and exercise assessment, research methods, and/or strength and conditioning. Preference will be given to candidates that can teach across a variety of areas within the field.
  • Evidence of scholarship agenda focused in an area of specialty in Exercise Science that compliments the expertise of current faculty, the course offerings, and available resources. Candidates who can demonstrate scholarship outcomes involving human subject research with potential for external funding will be given preference.
  • Success working with diverse populations of students and experience in college teaching is highly desirable.


Primary responsibilities include: 1) TEACHING – provide high quality instruction in a variety of exercise science courses, develop and refine exercise science curriculum, and advise and mentor exercise science majors as the matriculate through the program and prepare to enter the profession; 2) SCHOLARSHIP – development of a focused area of scholarship that includes refereed publications, professional presentations, external funding, and involvement in scholarly projects with faculty and students; 3) SERVICE – active service participation at the Department, College, University, Professional and community levels. 

Department of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology, located within the College of Health Professions, has 30 full-time faculty and more than 1,400 undergraduate majors in Physical Education/Teacher Education, Athletic Training, Sport Management, and Exercise Science. The Department is also responsible for oversight of the College of Health Professions Institute for Well-Being’s Wellness Center that serves over 300 members each year with its programs that support student education and community outreach. In addition, the Department has a strong, positive relationship with the University’s Division of Athletics.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore's largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor's, 45 master's, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins October 1, 2019 and continues until position is filled. Application materials should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information (name, address, email, phone number) for at least three professional references. Submission of materials as one PDF attachment is strongly encouraged. Application materials should be directed to Dr. Nicolas D. Knuth, chair of the search committee: 

Nicolas D. Knuth, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Assistant Chair

Department of Kinesiology

Towson University

8000 York Road

Towson, MD 21252

Phone: 410-704-6247


A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is CHP-3313.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university's affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.