The Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department (HPER) is excited to invite applicants for a 9 month tenure track, assistant professor position beginning August 2016. The HPER Department seeks a qualified colleague to join our interdisciplinary team. Applicants with a strong background in research interests in the fields of Kinesiology and or Health Science are sought. Particular consideration will be given to those with experience in any of the following disciplines: Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Behavior and Sport/Exercise Psychology. Expectations for this position include the maintenance of a focused and scholarly line of funded research and grant production, and teaching undergraduate and or graduate courses in the candidate’s area of expertise.
- Position responsibilities include a primary emphasis on research productivity and grant procurement, a moderate teaching load and nominal service requirement.
- The successful candidate will have a well-defined record of scholarly research productivity related to the fields of Kinesiology and Health Science.
The HPER Department http://hper.usu.edu is in the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The college is consistently ranked in the top tier of 1,200 programs nationally by US News and World Report, with a current ranking of 24th overall and 4th in funded research. Within HPER, the exercise science program is well-equipped with laboratories in biomechanics and motion analysis, motor rehabilitation and learning, body composition and exercise physiology, sensory motor behavior, and a sports medicine complex that includes computerized dynamic posturography and water treadmills.
USU is a land-grant and space-grant institution, Carnegie-classified as a research university with high research activity. Being an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, US is dedicated to recruiting stellar candidates from a diverse pool including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. USU is sensitive to the needs of dual-career applicants and offers competitive salaries with outstanding medical, retirement and professional benefits.
- Qualified candidates must possess an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a closely related field prior to the date of appointment (August 2016)
- Evidence of an active research agenda and a proven publication record in refereed journals
- An ability to teach graduate and or undergraduate courses relevant to expertise, mentor graduate students and maintain a laboratory
- Demonstration of collegiality among peers and constituents
- A strong commitment to stay current and professionally or academically qualified depending on appointment
- Candidates with post-doctoral research experience and a history of procuring external research funding
- A research agenda that involves any of the disciplines outlined above
- Previous university experience with positive evaluations