Open Rank Professor of Health and Exercise Science - Tenure-Track Position in Exercise Physiology

University of Oklahoma

Norman, OK

Job posting number: #7182250 (Ref:if123987)

Posted: September 25, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Health and Exercise Science in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma invites applicants for a 9-month, open rank (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) tenure-track position in Human Exercise Physiology. The appointment will begin in Fall 2024.

Salary and rank are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information on this, please call (405) 325-1826, or access the Human Resources website at


1.      Conduct research and publish in peer-reviewed journals

2.      Seek external funding

3.      Teach undergraduate and graduate courses. The expected teaching load of this position will be 2 courses per semester; typically, 1 undergraduate and 1 graduate.

4.      Perform service to the profession, university, college, and department

Workload Distribution

Assistant Professor – 45% research, 45% teaching, 10% service

Associate/Full Professor – 40% research, 40% teaching, 20% service


University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, the University of Oklahoma became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.


Minimum Qualifications:

1.      PhD or equivalent in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Integrative Physiology, or related field. Applicants who are ABD will be considered

2.      A focused research agenda using a physiologically-based, mechanistic approach to studying metabolism, endocrine function, cardiovascular, neuromuscular, and/or pulmonary physiology in humans, although all areas will be considered

3.      Record of published research or demonstrated research potential.

4.      Record of securing external funding (for Associate and Professor rank) or strong potential to secure funding (Assistant rank)

5.      Ability to teach and develop both undergraduate and graduate courses related to Exercise Physiology.

Preferred Qualifications:

1.      A research agenda that focuses on human health as it relates to obesity, cardiometabolic disorders such as diabetes, cancer, and other age-related disorders.

2.      Previous experience or future goals to apply research to better understand and address health issues affecting underserved populations such as, but not limited to, Native Americans and African Americans.

3.      Post-doctoral research experience

4.      Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate and graduate (MS/PhD) Exercise Physiology courses such as Exercise Physiology Lab, Exercise Testing and Prescription Endocrinology,  Metabolism, as well as Exercise and Aging.

5.      Experience mentoring and incorporating students (undergraduate, masters and PhD) into a research program.

6.      Demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse researchers employing physiological and behavior approaches to address issues of public health across the lifespan.

To apply, applicants MUST upload a cover letter, current Curriculum Vita, and contact information for three confidential letters of recommendations to the following link: The position will remain open until filled.

To learn more about the Department of Health & Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma, including degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, please visit our website at

Please direct questions about the position and application process to the search committee co-chairs, Hugo Pereira ([email protected]; 405-325-2773) and Yair Pincu ([email protected];405-325-5211) or Interim Department Chair, Chris Black ([email protected]; 405-325-5211).

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Job posting number:#7182250 (Ref:if123987)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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