Lecturer, Kinesiology

Lecturer, Kinesiology

School of Public Health and Health Sciences


University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally-ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to major metropolitan areas. University employees enjoy excellent benefits and opportunities for career development.

The world-renowned Department of Kinesiology is one of six departments in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The department has 13 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 4 full-time lecturers, a full-time undergraduate advisor, approximately 720 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Its research and instructional activities are organized into the areas of Physical Activity and Health, Motor Systems, and Physiology. Our mission is to generate new knowledge and educate society as to the scientific principles that underlie the role of movement in attaining optimal human health and well­being.

Job Description:

The Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a Lecturer to work with a dynamic and engaged faculty to deliver a contemporary Kinesiology curriculum using team-based and experiential learning methods. The position is responsible for teaching undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology I and II (KIN 270 and 272) to students in Kinesiology, Biology, Nursing, Nutrition and related majors, and for supervising and mentoring graduate student teaching assistants assigned to teach the lab sections of these courses. In addition, the Lecturer will be expected to serve on department, school and University committees, as assigned.


Candidates must have:


  • A minimum of a Master's degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field
  • College teaching experience


  • Experience with innovative pedagogical approaches (e.g., Team-Based Learning).
  • Evidence of ability to manage large classrooms and supervise teaching assistants, and competency with classroom and laboratory technologies (e.g., student engagement tools, anatomy visualization systems)

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin April 9, 2018, and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references to: https://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94000

For questions about the application process, please contact Louise Houlden at 413.545.6070 or lhoulden@kin.umass.edu.

For questions about the position and its responsibilities, contact Dr. Mark Miller (markmiller@kin.umass.edu), Chair of the Search Committee. Please indicate "Kinesiology Lecturer Search" in the subject line of email correspondence.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.


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