Assistant Professor Kinesiology, Tenure-Track

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Education, Educational Administration & Leadership, Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Education, Health, & Behavior Studies’ Kinesiology programs are seeking a tenure-track assistant professor starting August 16, 2022.

The University of North Dakota Kinesiology programs’ mission are to play a key role in educating about and promoting lifestyle behaviors (e.g. physical activity and sport) and environmental factors (e.g. advocacy) that facilitate comprehensive health and wellness, and in minimizing modifiable risk behaviors and factors (e.g. tobacco use, alcohol abuse) that may adversely impact health and wellness. 

The University of North Dakota (UND) is a public research university established as a Land Grant University in 1883. Founded with a strong liberal arts foundation, UND has grown into a prominent scientific research university, classified by the Carnegie Foundation as having high research activity. UND was recently ranked among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative universities nationally by U.S. News and World Report, and is widely regarded as among the top universities in the American Northern Plains region. Currently, the University enrolls nearly 15,000 students across more than 200 fields of study.   

The university is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, a vibrant college town of over 50,000 located along the Red River, on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota. Grand Forks boasts high-quality medical facilities, a very low crime rate, many fine restaurants, acclaimed public and private schools, and annual events throughout the year. Ranked as one of the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and America’s Best Hockey Town, Grand Forks offers stellar quality of life without the metropolitan hassles. 

Duties & ResponsibilitiesResponsible for serving as full-time faculty member within University of North Dakota’s Kinesiology programs. Specific duties include:

    Teaching physical education (including adapted), esports administration, and/or esports courses dependent on expertise and need (2-3 courses per semester)Conducting research, seeking external funding for research, and publishing or presenting research findingsParticipation in service activities in the department, college, and university, and in the profession
Minimum Requirements
    Ph.D or EdD degree in Kinesiology or related field earned by August 15, 2022Successful completion of criminal history records check
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
    Involvement in professional organization and activities
•   Successful experience teaching in face-to-face and online (synchronous & asynchronous) classroom environments

    Research agendas that align with at least one of the teaching areas
Minimum Hiring Salary

$64,000 +, commensurate with experience

Work Schedule/Start Date40 hours per week/August 16, 2022

To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by November 12, 2022 and include the following materials:

    Letter of Interest Curriculum VitaNames and contact information for three references

Position is open until filled.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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