Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, Sport Sociology / Sport and Exercise Psychology

Employer
University of Minnesota
Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posted
Sep 18, 2019
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant and diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, sport organizations, arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. Further information about the UMTC is found at http://twin-cities.umn.edu/about-us and on the Relocation Assistance Program site https://humanresources.umn.edu/find-job/rap.

The School of Kinesiology at the UMTC has a rich tradition of research and scholarship, combined with excellence in teaching and service. The mission of the School is to enrich the quality of human life by expanding, applying, and disseminating the body of knowledge germane to human movement, physical activity, and their applied systems. Complete information on the School can be found on the website, http://www.cehd.umn.edu/kin.

ABOUT THE JOB

The School of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, UMTC, is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Sociology or in Sport and Exercise Psychology. The appointment is for a full-time, 9-month position, and is contingent upon qualifications and University of Minnesota processes. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The start date is August 31, 2020, which is the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The position expectations include:

+ Developing and sustaining an active and independent research program in Sport Sociology or in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

+ Contributing to the research and engagement activities of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport, an interdisciplinary research center devoted to sponsoring, promoting, and disseminating scholarly work on how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.

+ Seeking and securing internal and external funding to support research and other scholarly work.

+ Disseminating research findings through publication and presentation in the scientific community.

+ Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Sociology and/or in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

+ Mentoring and advising masters and doctoral students for thesis and dissertation research.

+ Participating in service at the departmental, college, and University levels, as well as in one’s professional field and within the public community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

+ Earned PhD in Kinesiology, Sociology, Psychology or related-field with a specialization in Sport Sociology or in Sport and Exercise Psychology with degree conferred before the start date of the hire.

+ Focused research agenda and potential for sustained research productivity in Sport Sociology or in Sport and Exercise Psychology, as demonstrated by publications in high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals and refereed presentations at scientific conferences.

+ Scholarly expertise and accomplishment related to the sociocultural or psychological aspects of girls and women in sport and physical activity.

+ Potential for receiving extramural funding to support research and other scholarly work.

+ Potential for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Sociology and/or in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

+ Potential for success in the advising and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students.

+ Commitment to active engagement in service activities of the School, College, University, profession, and community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

+ Expertise and commitment needed to make substantial contributions toward the research productivity and the public engagement activities of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.

+ Experience in conducting interdisciplinary and collaborative research with colleagues in other related fields of Kinesiology and within the broader scientific community.

+ Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Sport Sociology and/or in Sport and Exercise Psychology.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online. Follow the application directions below to be considered for this position. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position at http://humanresources.umn.edu/jobs and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents there.

To receive the fullest consideration, applications should be received no later than October 28, 2019. Completed applications will consist of: (a) a letter addressing qualifications that relate to the position; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) 3 sample publications; and (d) contact information for at least 3 references. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Diane Wiese-Bjornstal, Search Chair, at [email protected] Questions about the application process should be directed to Gao Thao at [email protected] This position will remain open until filled.

DIVERSITY

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).