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Iowa State University Lecturer (non-tenure eligible) positions


Department of Kinesiology
Iowa State University Lecturer (non-tenure eligible) positions

The Department of Kinesiology ( at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa is seeking to hire two full-time lecturers (non-tenure-eligible) with expertise preferably in more than one of the following areas of kinesiology: physical activity and health, community and public health, exercise physiology, exercise and sport psychology, strength and conditioning, health promotion, human diseases (chronic and infectious), and sociocultural perspectives of health behaviors. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate courses and mentoring undergraduate students (80-85% of workload) and institutional and professional service and outreach (approximately 15-20% of workload); research is not a required activity. Candidates are required to have a master’s degree in kinesiology or related field and have college/university teaching experience. Preferred qualifications include doctoral degree in kinesiology and evidence of a strong commitment to teaching excellence and the academic preparation of undergraduate students; mentoring students in teaching, research, or outreach activities; and contributions to institutional or professional service.

The Department of Kinesiology is the largest of five academic units in the College of Human Sciences and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in kinesiology. The department has approximately 1380 undergraduate and 40 graduate students. We offer undergraduate programs in Kinesiology & Health (with options in community and public health, exercise science, physical education, and pre-health professions) and Athletic Training to meet the diverse interests of our majors. The teaching, research, and outreach interests and expertise of our nationally recognized faculty are diverse and reflect biomechanical, pedagogical, physiological, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives of physical activity, exercise, and health. Department faculty and staff reflect a high level of collegiality and a strong commitment to students.

Iowa State University is an international university with a friendly welcoming personality. It is a land grant institution and member of the Association of American Universities, and was recently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are served by 6000 faculty and staff. Students may choose from 100 majors and hone their leadership skills in 800-plus student organizations. Iowa State University is in Ames, Iowa, a progressive community of 60,000 located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines. Ames was recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution. All faculty are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship and collegial behaviors within department, college, and university activities, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, visit the Iowa State University Employment Opportunities web site at, refer to position # 600024. Please be prepared to attach or enter the following: 1) resume /curriculum vitae, 2) letter of application (including full contact information), 3) statement of teaching philosophy, and 4) names and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin April 8, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Ms. Lori Wildeman at or 515- 294-6459. If you have questions regarding this application process, please e-mail or call 515-294-4800 or toll free at 877-477-7485.

The Department is dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.