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Employee Type Faculty Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor Position Number 039086 College/Area College of Education Hiring Unit College of Education Department Link

College of Education

Work Location Pullman Zip Code 99164 Summary of Duties

The Kinesiology program is seeking an Assistant Professor who can contribute to innovative research, teaching, and service activities integrating kinesiology into campus and community entities. Candidates will be expected to contribute to development of the proposed Kinesiology graduate program in addition to the current undergraduate programs. The College of Education seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment.

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University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.

The City
Pullman is a dynamic center of higher education, research, and culture located in a region called the Palouse. The region is home to two land grant universities, Washington State University and the University of Idaho located just eight miles to the east in Moscow, Idaho. Washington’s second-largest city, Spokane, is located 75 miles north of Pullman. Demographics Daily designated Pullman a “dreamtown,” reflecting the city’s exceptionally high quality of life. Bloomberg Businessweek named Pullman the “Best Places to Raise Your Kids” in Washington. The city also boasts one of the highest percentages of graduate degrees among U.S. micropolitan areas, and its public school system has been ranked among the top 100 in the country. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunities—including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating—are just a short drive away.

To learn more about the Pullman community, visit pullmanchamber.com

Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

Anticipated Start Date 08/16/2019 Tenure Track Yes Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time Appointment Status Permanent Position Term in Months 9 Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in kinesiology or related field by the date of hire.

Candidates must also demonstrate the potential to sustain a programmatic line of research (e.g. peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, or acquisition of external funding).

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with external funding and/or post-doctoral experience.

Strong candidates will show a commitment to quality teaching within kinesiology, mentoring of students, and service to the program, college and profession.

We seek faculty members to join our team who can demonstrate the ability to conduct interdisciplinary research with units across campus (e.g., Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Extension, Prevention Science, Biology).

Background Check Yes Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment Posting Open Date 10/01/2018 Screening Begin Date 11/01/2018 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications will begin screening on November 1, 2018.

Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

At the time of application, please be prepared to submit : a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for at least three professional (3) references.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

Posting Number 20152446F Posting Supplemental Questions

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    Posted: 12/29/2018
    Application Due: 3/29/2019
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