The Department of Kinesiology (http://www.kin.hs.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the broad field of physical activity and health. The scope of this position encompasses scientists with an academic background in physical activity epidemiology, behavioral science or public health approaches to physical activity promotion.
This is a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date in August, 2020. Applications are invited from individuals with research interests in different settings and populations but priority will be given 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, teaching and outreach 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 2020 in an appropriate area and have evidence of a focused research program as demonstrated by publication record. Two years of post-doctoral experience, involvement in seeking extramural funding, and college/university teaching experience are preferred, but all candidates who fulfill the above position requirements are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: R707
About Iowa State University
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. Faculty research and teaching interests address biomechanical, neuromotor, pedagogical, physiological, epidemiological, and psychological perspectives of human movement, physical activity, and health. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and University (https://web.iastate.edu/academics/depts/centers), including the highly regarded College of Veterinary Medicine, the Office of Biotechnology, the federal National Animal Disease Center and a nearby college of osteopathic medicine, Des Moines University. Department faculty and staff have a high level of collegiality and a strong commitment to students.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation R1 Doctoral University—Very High Research Activity and is a member of the Association of American Universities. About 35,000... students are enrolled and served by 6,000 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Iowa State faculty and staff receive over $500 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 https://web.iastate.edu/about and https://www.thinkames.com/), 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.