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Assistant/Associate Professor (Exercise Behavioral Science/Public Health)

Company: Kansas State University
Location: Manhattan
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant/Associate Professor (Exercise Behavioral Science/Public Health)

Department: 3670055060 Kinesiology

Job no: 514382

Employment type: Academic / Faculty - 9 month

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Worksite: On-site requirement

Categories: Education / Instructional, Applied Sciences, Kinesiology / Physical Education

Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

The Department of Kinesiology, within the College of Health and Human Sciences, is seeking a 9-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor with expertise in exercise behavioral science and/or public health to join their team. Candidates with a strong research background and demonstrated expertise in any area of behavioral science related to physical activity/exercise and/or public health are invited to apply. Candidates who conduct applied exercise intervention research, actively address health disparities and social determinants of health, develop partnerships with community organizations, and work to disseminate interventions to improve population health are especially encouraged to apply.
The Department seeks candidates committed to scholarly productivity who will conduct nationally visible, funded research that complements Department, College, and University research initiatives. This position will also be expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate kinesiology program and/or the Bachelor and Master of Public Health programs, mentor graduate students, and provide University and professional service.
This 9-month position at the rank of assistant/associate professor has a preferred starting date of August 2023, with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Why Join Us:

The Department of Kinesiology includes core faculty in two focused research disciplines: exercise behavioral science and exercise physiology. The department offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and participates in the interdisciplinary MPH program. In addition to the kinesiology degree, the department also offers undergraduate degrees in public health and integrative physiology. There are more than 550 undergraduate majors and 30 graduate students in the department. The Department provides a collegial and supportive environment that fosters high-quality research. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration with other Kinesiology faculty members, faculty in the College of Health and Human Sciences, other Departments (most notably Anatomy and Physiology), and programs across campus including unique intramural NIH funding opportunities, and local/regional healthcare systems.
Please note: The Department of Kinesiology is currently recruiting for a separate 9-month, tenure-track assistant/associate professor position specializing in exercise or integrative physiology.
The College of Health and Human Sciences is home to six academic departments (Applied Human Sciences; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics & Health; Hospitality Management; Interior Design & Fashion Studies; Personal Financial Planning; and Kinesiology), the Center on Aging, Physician Assistant program, and a Nursing partnership with Wichita State University. The College enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate and 400 graduate students and employs more than 115 full-time faculty members in teaching, research, and Extension positions (). The College is committed to promoting research, scholarship, creative activity, and discovery with a strategic and cohesive focus on health and human behavior.
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off (vacation, sick, and holidays). To see what benefits are available, please visit .

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in kinesiology, public health, or a related field
  • Focused line of research in physical activity, behavioral science, health promotion, and/or public health
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • In addition to the requirements listed, to be considered for the rank of Associate Professor applicants must show evidence of research productivity (publications, grant funding) and excellence in teaching and mentoring

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • At least two years of postdoctoral research experience or equivalent faculty appointment
    • Record of extramural funding
    • University teaching experience in relevant area(s)
    • Experience with course development and online teaching
    • Experience mentoring students in research

      Other Requirements:

      • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

        How to Apply:

        Please submit the following documents:

      • Cover letter addressing qualifications
      • Curriculum vitae (CV)
      • Statement of research interests
      • Statement of teaching/mentoring interests and philosophy
      • Contact information for three professional references (references will only be contacted after advancement in candidacy and after the candidate has granted permission)

        Inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Emily Mailey, at with the subject line: Exercise Behavioral Science/Public Health Faculty Search.

        Screening of Applications Begins:

        Initial review of applications will begin February 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

        Equal Employment Opportunity:

        Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

        Background Screening Statement:

        In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

        Advertised: Dec 19, 2022 Central Standard Time

        Applications close: Open until filled

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