Visiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Drake University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

  • Institution: Drake University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Des Moines, IA US
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

  • Drake University | Des Moines, IA US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: April 16, 2023
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Job TitleVisiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

Salary Range -

Location Des Moines, IA US

Application Deadline March 31, 2023

Contact Information

Contact Name Meredith Luttrell

Department Biology, Kinesiology


Phone US +1 (515) 271-2962

Job Description

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Kinesiology – 998117

Position Number: 998117

Unit/Department: Kinesiology

FTE: Full-time; 9-month appointment

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications and highest degree of the selected candidate.

Review of applications begins March 31, 2023.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants will be asked to complete the online application and submit the following documents: a cover letter, CV, the names of three references, a statement of Teaching Philosophy, and Statement of Philosophy on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Inquiries about the position or program may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Meredith Luttrell, at

Questions about the application process, working at Drake, reasonable accommodations, benefits, or additional information about the university or Des Moines, Iowa may be directed to Drake Human Resources at

Department Summary:

Drake University’s College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a visiting assistant professor in the Kinesiology Program, housed within the Department of Biology.

Drake University’s Kinesiology major is a pre-professional bachelor’s degree for students pursuing physical therapy, medical school (general medicine, sports medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation [PM&R], orthopedics), athletic training, graduate school programs in exercise science or kinesiology, and careers in strength and conditioning, wellness/health programming, and product design. Our Kinesiology curriculum is medically-oriented with a strong emphasis on anatomy and physiology. To learn more about the program, visit:

Job Summary:

We are seeking a colleague with expertise in motor control & learning and/or biomechanics, and who is enthusiastic about teaching and working with undergraduate students.

Teaching responsibilities for the academic year will include Motor Learning & Control, Biomechanics, Sports Nutrition, and may include General/Pre-Professional Biology. The teaching load is 3-3. This is a nine (9) month appointment starting in the fall semester of 2023.

Drake highly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and we are committed to hiring faculty who share these values. We serve an increasingly diverse student body and we actively seek candidates for this position who have experience working with students from a diverse background and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusive learning.

Who Should Apply:

Candidates with:
• A demonstrated commitment to effective, inclusive teaching at the undergraduate level
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• A demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff and students

Minimum Qualifications:

• A PhD or equivalent degree in kinesiology, exercise science, or closely related fields. ABD’s close to completion will be considered.
• Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence

For faculty positions, selection will depend on the receipt of recommendation confirming the candidate’s scholarly achievements and teaching abilities and/or on the candidate’s satisfactory passing of a teaching demonstration if selected for an on-campus interview. For staff positions, selection will depend upon careful review of each applicant’s references, education, and, if applicable, experience.

About Drake:
Drake University is recognized as a top private university in the Midwest. Drake is a midsize university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an increasingly diverse student body. We are deeply committed to equity and inclusion and creating a sense of belonging for all members of the campus community—faculty, staff, and students alike. More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit group of colleagues enthusiastic about preparing students to be global citizens and leaders, challenging assumptions. Drake University is not only an outstanding institution of higher learning, it is also a wonderful place to work. We are enthusiastically committed to welcoming new ideas and people into the fold, and to retaining and rewarding stellar employees.

All positions at Drake provide opportunities to contribute to Drake University’s core mission of creating of creating an exceptional learning environment that prepares students of all backgrounds for meaningful lives and professional accomplishments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Drake:
At Drake University, we don’t just accept differences—we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our students, our employees, and our community. Drake University is proud to support an equal opportunity, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. In fact, the celebration of diversity and inclusion are embedded in our Core Values. Learn more about our DEI commitment and efforts here.

We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. If you are a member of a socially or historically underrepresented or marginalized group or you have actively demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a member of one of the equity groups identified by applicable law, we encourage you to self-identify, where requested in our online application system.

Drake University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. If you would benefit from an accommodation at any point in the recruitment process (including using our online application process), please contact Drake Human Resources (ph: 515.271.3133; e: and let us know how we can assist you.

At Drake University, we highly value a diverse, inclusive workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We stand firmly against discrimination including on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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