Visiting Assistant Professor of Athletic Performance

St. John Fisher University

Job title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Athletic Performance

Company: St. John Fisher University

Job description: St. John Fisher University is an independent, liberal arts institution that provides a transformative education to approximately 3,800 undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral students each year. Across its five Schools, Fisher offers nearly 40 majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, education, and nursing; 11 pre-professional programs; and master’s and doctoral programs in business, nursing, education, pharmacy, and public health. The University’s residential campus boasts a robust living and learning community and a successful intercollegiate athletics program. Fisher is a community where all are welcome, regardless of religious or cultural background.

The University continues to honor its founders, the Congregation of St. Basil, by embracing their motto, “Teach Me Goodness, Discipline, and Knowledge.” We are located in Pittsford, N.Y., seven miles outside of the city of Rochester. The campus is situated on 164 park-like acres-a beautiful setting for a warm, friendly campus community.

The School of Arts and Sciences is the largest of the Schools at Fisher, offering degrees in over 20 undergraduate disciplines. The School is home to over 1,000 undergraduate students majoring in the humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, the School is primarily responsible for the , the program of liberal arts courses that all undergraduates take as central to their academic experience. In addition to attending graduate school in any number of disciplines, graduates of the School of Arts and Sciences pursue careers in such fields as marketing, medicine, law, broadcasting, sales, human resource management, advertising and public relations, social work, media relations, information analysis, and scientific research and analysis.

Job Responsibilities

St. John Fisher University, an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition located in Rochester, New York, seeks nominations and applications for a Program Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Athletic Performance.

Applicants should have a demonstrated background in strength and conditioning, personal training, athletic training or associated fields. The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibilities will focus on applied coursework in the Athletic Performance program, and will include courses in Strength & Conditioning, Speed & Agility, and Health & Wellness. These courses support students through the program as they prepare for internship placements and other applied opportunities in the field of Athletic Performance/Strength & Conditioning and have a special focus on client program construction as well as preparation for work in the field (e.g., fundamentals of business and ethics). Candidates should also be prepared to teach potential courses in Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition/Sport Nutrition, and basic Data Analytics at the undergraduate level. Program director responsibilities include curricular planning and assessment, strategic planning, and resource management. Applicants should have earned an M.S. or Ph.D. in Exercise Science or a related field. Minimal one-year experience in the field is required. Current CSCS certification required.

Applicants are encouraged to visit our web page to get more information about the requirements and coursework in Athletic Performance and Biology .
Education / Experience

Required qualifications:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in Exercise Science or related field with expected completion date by Fall 2024.
  • Be in good standing with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) with a current Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® (CSCS®) certification.
  • Have experience with curriculum and/or program development in a related field.
  • Ability to teach a wide range of courses at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated ability to be an excellent teacher.
  • Commitment to mentoring and advising students.
  • Commitment to contributing to a climate of equity and inclusion.
  • Commitment to service.
  • Commitment to community engagement.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US and be available to start teaching in 2024.

Applications are invited from candidates who have completed a masters or doctorate, or doctoral candidates with a scheduled completion date of September 1, 2024.
Competencies / Skills
Supervision of Employees
Work Environment
Equipment to be Used

Existing free weights, machines, and other gym equipment.
Work Hours
Special Conditions for Eligibility

Applicants should submit:

cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references.

Review will begin November 30, 2023.
EEO Statement

It is the policy of St. John Fisher University to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the University has employees.

The University does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sex, perceived sex, gender identity, gender expression, the status of being transgender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Title IX Coordinator is the designated University official with primary responsibility for coordinating compliance with Title IX and related federal and state laws. The Title IX Coordinator, Meg Flaherty, Ph.D., can be reached by phone (585-385-8232), email (, in-person in Campus Center 206, or outside of business hours by contacting the Office of Safety and Security (585-385-8111).
Work Location 3690 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618
FLSA Exempt
Salary / Hourly Range 54.5-64k

The salary range for this role is set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to internal equity, qualifications, experience, and education. The above hiring range is one component of the University’s competitive Total Rewards package which can be viewed

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F00134P
Desired Start Date
Open Date
Open Until Filled
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Location: Rochester, NY

Job date: Sun, 19 Nov 2023 08:03:23 GMT

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