Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance

Sioux City, Iowa
May 22, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Briar Cliff University of Iowa, an institution committed to higher education within a liberal arts and Catholic perspective, invites applications for a tenure-track associate/full professor and Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Human Performance to start in the fall of 2017. Tenure may also be granted following successful review of a supplemental professional portfolio.

The chair will provide leadership for both undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.A. and M.S.) programs in kinesiology and human performance and teach courses such as Foundations of Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, Research Methods and Design, Structural Kinesiology, and Biomechanics in addition to supervising Practicum and Internship opportunities.  Candidates will have earned a doctorate in kinesiology or related field. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching, research, and service. Additionally, the successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and communication skills and have demonstrated administrative leadership experience in the field. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to high-quality education in a Catholic and Franciscan University.

Perched on a scenic hilltop in northwest Iowa, Briar Cliff University is a liberal arts institution offering baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs and is home to more than 1100 students. Since 1930, the University has educated students in the Franciscan tradition of service, caring, and openness to all. Grounded in faith and pursuit in higher learning, the liberal arts education from Briar Cliff shapes more than just students’ résumés – it shapes their character.

We invite applications for these positions. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information for three references who will not be contacted without consent. These materials should be sent electronically to Marilee Thomas, Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs at  Further information about these positions may be found at EOE/AA