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Instructional Faculty

[C14-046] - Physical Ed & Human Performance: Assistant Professor - Anatomy & Physiology

Position Information

Instructional Faculty


Contact Person:
Jason Melnyk
Phone: (860) 832-2160

Job Description


CCSU’s Department of Physical Education & Human Performance is seeking candidates for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will serve as the primary knowledge expert in the area of Anatomy & Physiology. Duties include teaching anatomy & physiology courses to undergraduate Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Physical Education, and Nursing majors, and includes both classroom and lab instruction. The candidate should document a commitment to teaching excellence, knowledge of instructional technology, assessment and sensitivity to teaching diverse populations.

CCSU faculty is expected to contribute to the mission of the university, as well as the department, engage in scholarship, service and student advisement. The candidate will also conduct hands-on laboratory sessions that include, but are not limited to Biopac and PhysioEx as well as original labs developed for the course. Additional responsibilities involve coordinating all anatomy physiology courses and laboratories as well as the ongoing development of laboratory protocols and experiments utilizing technology (e.g. Biopac) and hands-on innovative methods. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in biology or exercise science with an emphasis in physiology or closely related field;
  • One year of college teaching experience in anatomy & physiology;
  • Experience teaching anatomy & physiology courses with laboratory sections;
  • Record of presentations, publications, research, and/or community engagement; and,
  • Commitment to serving a culturally and ethnically diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Biopac, PhysioEx, and/or other related anatomy & physiology software and laboratory equipment; and,
  • Certifications in one of the following: Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Training Association Board of Certification (NATABOC-ATC); National Strength & Conditioning Association Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS), or the American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Specialist (ACSM-HFS).

The University: CCSU is one of four state universities with the Board of Regents for Higher Education Connecticut State Colleges & Universities. Excellent professors and a wide array of academic programs prepare students for success in whatever field they choose. CCSU’s motto is more than a slogan; it articulates the University’s commitment to students: “Start with a dream. Finish with a future.” The Princeton Review selected CCSU as one of "The Best Northeastern Colleges." CCSU serves approximately 12,200 students - 9,500 undergraduates, and 2,700 graduates. CCSU is richly diverse: more than 20 percent of students are of traditional minority heritage. Visit our web site at

The Community: CCSU is located in New Britain, a city of some 70,000, within a 10-minute drive to the state capital in Hartford. New Britain is home to the nationally recognized New Britain Museum of American Arts and offers a range of cultural opportunities, including the New Britain Symphony Orchestra, the New Britain Rock Cats (Double A professional baseball), two theatres, and an extensive park system. The University is approximately two hours (by car) from both Boston and New York City.

Application & Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2014. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. To begin the application process, click on the Apply Now button and submit the following in a single file and in the order given below:

  • Letter of interest addressing all the qualifications for the position;
  • Current curriculum vitae;
  • Names of three professional references including their mail and email address, and phone numbers; and,
  • Unofficial transcripts.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (e.g., Social Security Number) on any documents submitted. No hard or emailed copies will be accepted. For more information, contact Jason Melnyk, Search Committee Chair, at (860) 832-2160 or




CCSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Members of all underrepresented groups, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are invited and encouraged to apply.