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Iowa State University: Assistant Professor Position, Kinesiology


Department of Kinesiology Iowa State University Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology ( at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa is seeking a strong scholar in any subdiscipline of kinesiology. Applications are invited from individuals with expertise in any domain associated with movement, physical activity or exercise, using research models ranging from the cellular to whole organism, and involving animal or human models. This is a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date in August, 2017. The person who fills this position is expected to develop an externally funded research program, publish in scholarly journals, integrate expertise into teaching current and new academic courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide relevant University and professional service. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate that their research and teaching expertise will complement and extend the expertise now available within the Department of Kinesiology. The successful applicant will have strong departmental support, excellent research infrastructure, collaborative opportunities with relevant units on- and off-campus, and a supportive, collegial work environment. Candidates must have completed the requirements for a doctorate by August 2017 in an appropriate area of kinesiology or related field and have evidence of a focused research program as demonstrated by publication record. Post-doctoral experience, a history of extramural funding, and college/university teaching experience are desirable.

The Department of Kinesiology is one 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 1300 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, making it one of the largest academic departments at Iowa State. Department laboratories are well equipped with state of the art facilities. Faculty research and teaching interests address biomechanical, neuromotor, pedagogical, physiological, epidemiological, and psychological perspectives of human movement, physical activity, and health. Excellent opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and University. Department faculty and staff reflect a high level of collegiality and a strong commitment to students.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. 36,600 students are enrolled and served by 6,000 faculty and staff (see Iowa State faculty and staff receive over $400 million in sponsored funding each year. Iowa State students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars, and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Iowa State is located in Ames (see and, a progressive community of 60,000 located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines. Ames regularly ranks among the top college towns in the U.S. It is well known for excellent schools, high quality of life, hundreds of acres of parks, numerous bike paths, and cultural festivals and celebrations.

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, visit the Iowa State University Employment Opportunities web site at and refer to posting number 600207. Please be prepared to attach or enter the following: 1) letter of application (including full contact information), 2) curriculum vitae, 3) three recent publications, and 4) names and contact information for three references. Review of completed applications will begin December 11, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr. Ann Smiley-Oyen, search committee chair, at If you have questions regarding this application process, please e-mail or call 515-294-4800 or toll free at 877-477-7485.