Posted: Sep 20, 2022

Assistant Professor in Health & Physical Education (Tenure Track, F0482A1)

Salary: Negotiable
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2022

The Department of Human Movement Sciences at ODU seeks a full-time, tenure track assistant professor. Duties include teaching courses in the Health & Physical Education curriculum, developing and maintaining a nationally visible research program, and service to the university, profession, and community. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and a willingness to work in a multicultural setting. Successful candidate will demonstrate support of the ODU 2020 Diversity Statement at

Required Qualifications: The successful applicant is expected to have a doctoral degree (ABD with a completion date prior to July 15th, 2023, considered) in Health & Physical Education or related field, a strong commitment to scholarship, research, and grant writing, and the ability to employ effective teaching practices. Candidates must show a strong record of empirical research publications and/or potential to develop and maintain a nationally visible research agenda, including grant submissions and successes. The applicant must also have the ability to teach a variety of health & physical education courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate (MS and PhD) student research, serve on committees, and participate in program governance, decision-making, and professional leadership.

Preferred Qualifications:  Preferred qualifications include (a) a record of publishing scholarly articles in recognized journals, (b) a well-defined research expertise within health and physical education, physical activity, or a related area, (c) ability to recruit and supervise doctoral students in physical education or adapted physical activity/education supported through current/future external funding, (d) having experiences and interest in collaborative research and grant writing to support research and graduate student training, and (e) an ability to teach a variety of courses within the health and physical education graduate and undergraduate programs. 

The Department and College: The Human Movement Sciences (HMS) Department ( is one of six departments in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies ( and offers baccalaureate and graduate degree programs in Exercise Science, Health & Physical Education, Sport Management, and Park, Recreation & Tourism Studies. HMS currently has 22 full-time faculty, an administrative support employee, 20 department-funded graduate assistants, approximately 1,000 undergraduate majors, and over 100 graduate students. The department is housed in the Student Recreation Center, which has state-of-the-art instructional and research facilities. The Darden College of Education and Professional Studies strives to build a culture of inclusivity that helps our faculty and students thrive in scholarship, knowledge generation, and community engagement.

The University: Old Dominion University is a state-assisted, Carnegie doctoral/research-extensive (R1) institution that serves its students and enriches its local and global communities through rigorous academic programs, strategic partnerships, and active civic engagement. Its 24,000 students, including over 6,000 graduate students, form a diverse and multicultural community in six academic colleges.

The Community: Old Dominion University’s main campus is located in Norfolk, VA, one of seven major cities that make up Hampton Roads, a metropolitan community of more than 1.5 million citizens. The main campus is 30 minutes from the Atlantic oceanfront, one hour from historic Colonial Williamsburg, and 90 minutes from the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Start Date: July 25, 2023

Application Information: Interested applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: For best consideration, review of applicants will begin October 15, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information:  For more information about this position, please contact the search committee chair: Dr. Justin A. Haegele, [email protected]

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.