Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Motor Behavior

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Motor Behavior – Search # 67512
Waters College of Health Professions / Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology

The Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology in the Waters College of Health Professions invites applications and nominations for two Assistant Professor of Kinesiology positions, specializing in Motor Behavior. Both positions are located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, the Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology is a dynamic and growing unit of over 60 faculty and staff serving over 1,500 majors enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs in areas that include health education and promotion, exercise science, athletic training/sports medicine, sport psychology, nutrition and food science, health administration, health and physical education, sport management, and coaching education. The department strives to become an elite academic unit and this position would contribute to that goal through the development of motor behavior courses in its kinesiology programs.

Position Description: Reporting to the Chair of the Department, the Assistant Professor positions require teaching, service, and research responsibilities as well as a doctorate degree. This Assistant Professor will teach courses in, but not limited to, the following fields: motor development, motor learning, motor control, and neuroscience; mentor students in graduate research; conduct research in the area of motor behavior; promote and sustain interdisciplinary dialogue and service; hold membership in professional associations; and serve on committees and participate in official activities at the departmental, college, and university levels. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
•	Applicants must have an earned doctorate. in Motor Behavior, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, or Exercise Science (the latter three with a pedagogical emphasis in motor behavior) or a closely related field prior to August 1, 2018
•	Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning as evidenced by a presentation with students present during the campus visit
•	Promise of productive scholarship/creative activities consistent with the teacher-scholar model
•	Commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service that is consistent with the College's priorities for the Department and the mission of the University
•	Ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the Department, College, and University
•	Technological literacy and a commitment to integrate technology in teaching and scholarship
•	Commitment to professional service within the University and beyond
•	Ability to work in a diverse academic and professional community
•	Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
•	Experience in university teaching
•	Potential for online teaching
Screening of applications begins January 31, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Stephen Rossi, Search Chair, Search 67512
Department of Health Sciences and Kinesiology
Georgia Southern University
P. O. Box 8076
Statesboro GA 30460-8076
Electronic mail:
Telephone: (912) 478-0200

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.


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