The Department of Exercise & Sport Studies at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position with expertise in human motor learning, rehabilitation science, and/or human movement neuroscience at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2024.  Successful candidates should be prepared to engage actively with diverse students across the liberal arts. Teaching responsibilities for this position may include courses in Motor Learning/Skill Acquisition, Anatomy and Physiology, and Rehabilitation Science. Other courses may be taught depending upon the candidate’s field of specialization. Candidates should have a strong foundation in human subjects research and be prepared to develop and engage students in a scholarly research program. Candidates who are knowledgeable about movement, sport and exercise and have the ability to apply motor learning concepts to coaching are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Movement Science or a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment. Candidates from groups underrepresented in the field are encouraged to apply.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Smith College offers opportunities to foster faculty success at every career stage, such as those listed here. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students can cross-enroll and faculty can cross-teach across the Five Colleges. The Department of Exercise and Sport Studies offers a wide range of undergraduate courses in movement, health, and sport as well as hands-on research opportunities in our labs. Our department also hosts a graduate program in coaching education, blending applied classroom instruction with coaching experience. Details about the Department of Exercise and Sport Studies may be found at

Submit application at  with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, diversity/inclusion statement, research statement, teaching statement, a sample syllabus, and the contact information for three confidential letters of recommendation. Finalists may be asked for additional materials. Review of applications will begin on October 15th.

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