Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology

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Job Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Job ID: 2018462
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Department of Kinesiology in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut is regarded as one of the best in the country. Our doctoral program is presently ranked among the top 10 programs in the USA by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The faculty includes recognized leaders in the fields of physical therapy, exercise science, exercise and sport nutrition, and athletic training. In addition, the productive research program at the Human Performance Laboratory is widely recognized and published worldwide.

The Department of Kinesiology is seeking applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Primary responsibilities include leading a robust research agenda, teaching in the Exercise Science program, advising undergraduate students, mentoring graduate students, and promoting outreach. The successful applicant will be expected to devote 50% time to research and 50% to teaching and service responsibilities.


  • Hold a PhD degree in a relevant area.
  • Has a record of scholarly publications and experience with grant submissions that provide strong evidence of the potential for establishing the individual as an expert researcher.
  • Has success in extramural funding and high-impact publications.
  • Has undergraduate-level teaching experience.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent skills in oral and written communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs.

  • Post-doctoral research experience or presently in a research faculty position
  • Ability to collaborate and foster interdisciplinary research


This is a full-time nine month tenure track appointment, with a preferred start date of August 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select "Apply" to complete your application on Academic Jobs Online ( Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and teaching philosophy and the name, address and telephone numbers of three professional references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018462).

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.





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Posted: 8/16/2018
Application Due: 9/22/2018
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