Assistant or Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance

The University of Pikeville invites applications for a full-time, nine-month faculty appointment in the field of health and human performance, starting on or before July 1, 2022. This is an opportunity for a dynamic individual to lead a new academic major. The evolving curriculum includes defined foundational courses and leaves area/s of specialization open for further development. The successful hire will have a degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, or a similar discipline. The finalist will have relevant professional experience, for example, in fitness, strength and conditioning, wellness, or coaching. The finalist will demonstrate skills in building a curriculum that is focused on student learning and career success. 


  1. Create and maintain an environment that is conducive to innovative teaching and active learning.
  2. Emphasize broadly trained skills and a strong passion for excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship.
  3. Develop, communicate, and fulfill effective course learning outcomes.
  4. Teach courses utilizing no-cost course materials and Open Educational Resources (OERs).
  5. Compose and publish syllabi containing the items listed in the approved syllabus rubric.
  6. Teaching courses for both majors and non-majors.
  7. Advising students, providing service to the University community, assisting with divisional activities, and continuing scholarly growth and development.
  8. Ability to instruct classes using face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online modalities.
  9. Establish mutual respect with students through effective and timely communication including expectations, deadlines, and feedback on work completed.
  10. Maintain good working relationships with faculty and administration in all academic and non-academic sectors.
  11. Communicate effectively with constituents within the University, surrounding community, and State regarding the University.
  12. Utilize the Learning Management System (LMS) to support classroom instruction.


Position requires daily contact with faculty, staff, students, and community members in order to exchange information.  These relationships are maintained through e-mail, telephone, and person-to-person contact.

Required qualifications:

  • A PhD and undergraduate teaching experience are desired; applicants with a master’s degree with 18 graduate hours in a relevant discipline and significant work experience are also encouraged to apply.

The University of Pikeville offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. UPIKE offers a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, telemedicine, long-term disability, tuition waivers, a 403(b)-retirement plan, and HSA, FSA, and dependent care accounts. 

Important Notes: Resume and other application materials will be reviewed to determine if you meet the required qualifications for the position. If it is determined that you meet the required qualifications, your application materials will be used to identify a top group of the most highly qualified candidates. Please specifically address the qualifications, competencies and desired qualifications in your resume and application materials. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

The University of Pikeville is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

The University of Pikeville is an equal opportunity employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. The University of Pikeville does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age or disabilities in its programs, activities, hiring, or the admission of students.  

For more information about the University of Pikeville, please visit Interested applicants should complete the online application by visiting In addition to the application, interested applicants are requested to attach to their application a letter of interest, current resume, personal statement of teaching philosophy, copies of transcripts, and the contact information for three to five professional references. 

Date Posted: 12/21/2021
Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Employment Type: Full-Time (40 hours)
Position Type: Faculty
We are no longer taking applications for this position.