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Iowa State University Assistant Professor - Kinesiology in Ames, Iowa

Faculty Position Information:

Position Title:Assistant Professor - Kinesiology

Appointment Type:Faculty

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

This is a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad field of physical activity and health. with an anticipated start date in August, 2020. The scope of this position encompasses scientists with an academic background in physical activity epidemiology, behavioral science and public health approaches to physical activity promotion. Applications are invited from individuals with research interests in different settings and populations but priority will be given to candidates with a focus on physical activity. The person who fills this position is expected to develop an externally funded research program, publish in scholarly journals, integrate expertise into teaching 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.

Review of completed applications will begin December 13, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have completed the requirements for a doctorate by August 2020 in an appropriate area and have evidence of a focused research program as demonstrated by publication record.

Preferred Qualifications:

Two years of post-doctoral experience, involvement in seeking extramural funding, and college/university teaching experience are highly desirable.

Department/Program & College Description:

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 1200 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. Ongoing research activities in the Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab, the Physical Activity Epidemiology Lab, the Exercise Clinic Lab, the Exercise Psychology Lab, and the Well-Being and Exercise Lab provide outstanding opportunities for collaboration on physical activity and sedentary behavior research, community-based physical activity interventions, physical activity epidemiology applications (e.g. randomized controlled trials of exercise and prospective cohort studies), and clinical / public health applications to physical activity and health promotion. Department faculty and staff have a high level of collegiality and a strong commitment to students.

Department Unit/Website:

Proposed Start Date:August 16, 2020

Number of Months Employed Per Year:09 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:00 (Faculty)

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae,

2) Letter of application/cover letter (inculding full contact information),

3) Three recent publications, and

4) Names and contact Information for three references.

Review of completed applications will begin December 13, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:September 17, 2019

For consideration, submit application before:

December 13, 2019

Job Requisition Number:R707

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. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485. Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485. TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942.

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