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University of Colorado Asst/Assoc/Full Professor - Human Physiology and Nutrition in Colorado Springs, Colorado


The Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition at at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) at is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Applicants must have: 1) earned a PhD, or equivalent terminal degree, by start date; 2) a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and 3) a human-participant-based research agenda that complements current faculty and integrates with programs in the new William J Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center (see below).

This position is designated as a 9-month tenure-track appointment set to begin August 2021. Faculty are expected to teach the equivalent of 15 credit hours of undergraduate and/or graduate-level courses each academic year (lectures and labs); advise undergraduate and graduate students; develop and maintain a successful line of research and scholarly publications; seek external funding that strengthens/broadens current areas of research; participate in both internal and external professional service activities; and demonstrate collaborative interests and collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. Candidates with expertise in the areas of human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and exercise science are encouraged to apply. Applicants should possess good interpersonal and communication skills, including proficiency in English.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Who We Are:

The Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition program is a new academic unit in the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at , that merges expertise in human anatomy, physiology, nutrition, and exercise science. The Department administers programs in Human Physiology and Nutrition (BS; accredited DPD program), Excercise Science (BS), Applied Physiology (MSc), Strength and Conditioning (BS-option, MS) and Sports Nutrition (MSc). Additionally, the Department is responsible for anatomy and physiology education across all undergraduate health and allied health related programs (e.g. nursing, pre-medicine, pre-athletic training, pre-physical therapy) and is planning expansion to accommodate a Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. Enrollment across all these degree programs is expected to double in the next 5 years.

The Department of Human Physiology and Nutrition is housed in the new William J Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center at (Hybl Center). This state-of-the-art facility is designed to promote a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to education, research and clinical practice, driven by teamwork and a passion for translating research into real-world solutions. It promotes the concept of "Exercise and Nutrition as Medicine" for patients with various diseases and/or disorders. This project benefits from a close partnership between UCCS and Penrose/St. Francis-Centura Health that brings together a unique and unparalleled combination of clinical practice, undergraduate and graduate education, combined with clinical, faculty and student research. The benefits are numerous, including dedicated space specifically designed to foster collaboration in this first-of-its-kind facility.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students.

Colorado Springs at (link: (pop. 400K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report at as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

What We Offer:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at: .

Tentative Search Timeline:

  • The potential dates for interviews with the search committee will be the week of January 11, 2021.

  • The potential dates for interviews with the supervisor and appointing authority will be the week of February 8, 2021.

  • The potential employee start date is August 2021.

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

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A PhD or equivalent terminal degree (e.g. ScD, MD, DO) in human anatomy, integrative physiology, nutrition, exercise science or closely related field by the start date

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more years post-doctoral research and/or teaching experience, or equivalent experience in industry or clinical practice

  • Demonstrated internationally competitive and impactful research agenda with a strong record of publications and academic dissemination

  • Experience directing graduate student education and research

  • Evidence of contribution in teaching, research and service commensurate with the respective rank

​​​​​​​Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. Employee is occasionally required to have long periods of sitting, moderate bending, moderate energy requirements and fine motor skills. Talking and hearing within normal range. The employee must occassionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Job: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Job Category Faculty

Department C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Oct 12, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Stephen Johnson

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00440509

Req ID: 19301

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.