Assistant/Associate Professor of Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science


Department: Health, Wellness and Exercise Science 

Job Status: Full-Time  

FLSA Status:  Exempt 

Reports To: Department Chair

Grade/Level: Graduate 

Amount of Travel Required: N/A

Work Schedule: 

Positions Supervised: 


Benedictine College invites applications from kinesiology and exercise science fields to apply for a full-time position in the rapidly growing Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science Department. This Assistant or Associate Professor position starts in August 2024. 

Main responsibilities pertaining to teaching:

  • Tests and Measurements (pertaining to Exercise Science and related fields)
  • Wellness for Life
  • Technique of Sport (individual or team)
  •  Foundations of Human Movement

Other potential courses to teach:

  • Physical Education curriculum (primary and secondary)
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Fitness courses (such as: Beginning Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Dance Classes, etc.)
  • Health Promotion and Leadership 



  • Responsibilities include:
  • Teaching 12 credits of classes per academic semester
  • Actively participate in Department meetings and growth planning 
  • Serve as an academic advisor to Department majors and minors
  • Engage in appropriate faculty service.
  • Be willing to engage in course development for emerging skills


The successful candidate should hold a master’s or terminal degree in exercise science, kinesiology, or associated fields. Doctorate degree preferred. Experience in a professional field strongly encouraged. Prior teaching experience highly desirable, but not required. Individuals with a personal and professional growth mindset are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A written statement of teaching philosophy and interest
  • Contact information for three references

For questions concerning the position, please contact Jaclyn Pruitt, Department Co-Chair, at  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the HWES Department at Benedictine College, please see the Department website at


Physical Abilities 

Stand F

Walk F

Sit O

Handling / Fingering O

Reach Outward  O

Reach Above Shoulder O

Climb N

Crawl N

Squat or Kneel O

Bend O

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less O

13-25 lbs N

26-40 lbs N

41-100 lbs N


Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less O

11-20 lbs N 

21-50 lbs N

51-100 lbs N

Over 100 lbs N

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)