Assistant or Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology

United Arab Emirates University (UAEU)

Al Ain, UAE

Posted
Ref: RP749-638

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Job Description
The United Arab Emirates University invites applications for a faculty position. Qualified candidates at all levels will be considered at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments. Candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels, a demonstrable research capability that will enable the candidate to develop and sustain an internally and/or externally funded research program in his/her area of expertise, publish his/her research findings in refereed journals, and actively engage in promoting the growth of the UAE University.

The application package should include a detailed resume, a brief description of current/future research activities, teaching philosophy, and courses taught. English is the language of instruction and communication. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The responsibilities of an exercise physiologist who will work in the Physical Education Department include
• Conduct stress tests, using electrocardiograph (EKG) machines.
• Demonstrate correct use of exercise equipment or performance of exercise routines.
• Develop exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirements.
• Explain exercise program or physiological testing procedures to participants.
• Interpret exercise program participant data to evaluate progress or identify needed program changes.
• Measure amount of body fat, using such equipment as hydrostatic scale, skinfold calipers, or tape measures.
• Measure oxygen consumption or lung functioning, using spirometers.
• Perform routine laboratory tests of blood samples for cholesterol level or glucose tolerance.
• Prescribe individualized exercise programs, specifying equipment such as treadmill, exercise bicycle, ergometers, or perceptual goggles.
• Provide clinical oversight of exercise for participants at all risk levels.
• Recommend methods to increase lifestyle physical activity.
• Teach courses or seminars related to exercise or diet for patients, athletes, or community groups.
• Assess physical performance requirements to aid in the development of individualized recovery or rehabilitation exercise programs.
• Calibrate exercise or testing equipment.
• Educate athletes or coaches on techniques to improve athletic performance, such as heart rate monitoring, recovery techniques, hydration strategies, or training limits.
• Evaluate staff performance in leading group exercise or conducting diagnostic tests.
• Interview participants to obtain medical history or assess participant goals.
• Mentor or train staff to lead group exercise.
• Order or recommend diagnostic procedures, such as stress tests, drug screenings, or urinary tests.
• Plan or conduct exercise physiology research projects.
• Present exercise knowledge, program information, or research study findings at professional meetings or conferences.
• Provide emergency or other appropriate medical care to participants with symptoms or signs of physical distress.
• Supervise maintenance of exercise or exercise testing equipment.
• Teach behavior modification classes related to topics such as stress management or weight control.
• Teach group exercise for low, medium, or high-risk clients to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning.

Requirements

Minimum Qualification
• Applicants must have an earned doctorate in the applicable field.
• The ability to teach undergraduate courses is a must. Industrial and professional experience is a plus.

Preferred Qualification
• Ph.D. in exercise physiology

Expected Skills/Rank/Experience
• Assistant or Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology

About the Company

Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is a comprehensive, research-intensive university enrolling about 14,000 Emirati and international students. As the UAE’s flagship university, UAEU offers a full range of accredited, high-quality graduate and undergraduate programs through nine Colleges: Business and Economics; Education; Engineering; Food and Agriculture; Humanities and Social Sciences; IT; Law; Medicine and Health Sciences; and Science. With a distinguished international faculty, state-of-the art new campus, and full range of student support services, UAEU offers a living-learning environment that is unmatched in the UAE.

As a research-intensive university of international stature, UAEU works with its partners in industry to provide research solutions to challenges faced by the nation, the region, and the world. The University has established research centers of strategic importance to the country and the region which are advancing knowledge in critical areas ranging from water resources to cancer treatments. UAEU is currently ranked the number one research university in the GCC, number two in the Arab World, and #370 globally.

UAEU’s academic programs have been developed in partnership with employers, so our graduates are in high demand. UAEU alumni hold key positions in industry, commerce, and government throughout the region. Our continuing investments in facilities, services, and staff ensure that UAEU will continue to serve as a model of innovation and excellence.

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