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

The University of Oklahoma
Goldsby, OK
Closing date
Dec 1, 2023

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

Norman, OK
Open Date:
Sep 25, 2023

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.

Application Instructions:

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 (; 405-325-2773) and Yair Pincu (;405-325-5211) or Interim Department Chair, Chris Black (; 405-325-5211).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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