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Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, Kinesiology

East Carolina University

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Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
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Four-Year Institution
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Job Title:

Assistant Professor / Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Position Number :


Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Kinesiology

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Working Title :

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Department of Kinesiology is one of six academic units in the College of Health and Human Performance offering seven degree programs: BS in Exercise Physiology, BS in Health Fitness Specialist, BS in Physical Education, BS in Sports Studies, MAEd in Physical Education, MS in Kinesiology and a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, with near 1300 majors and over 35 full time faculty. Our internationally known faculty are collaborative, interdisciplinary, and successful in both extramural funded research and innovative teaching. They enthusiastically engage our students in and out of the classroom through interactive lectures, research collaboration, community service projects, as well as other activities. Our distinct research labs support our academic programs as well as provide opportunities for faculty and student research. Faculty and students conduct research in fields related to Exercise Physiology, Cellular Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Control, Adapted Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport Management, and Pedagogy.

Job Duties :

The Department of Kinesiology, within the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University, seeks to fill a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2022. The successful candidate is expected to develop/further enhance a nationally recognized research program with a focus on disparities or on issues within diverse populations and pursue external funding that complements current department research strengths. The candidate is also expected to teach in an area of their expertise within a content area in Kinesiology. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a previously established and continuing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion research, engagement and teaching. They will broaden participation among members of underrepresented groups, integrate diverse experiences and multiple perspectives as the foundation for a rich learning experience and will provide leadership to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, populations and intellectual interests.

The successful candidate will 1) maintain a strong publication record, 2) develop or currently have an externally funded research program with a focus on disparities or on issues within diverse populations, 3) have the potential for, or a record of, teaching at the college level, including online or hybrid formats, in support of the Department’s educational mission, 4) provide mentoring for graduate students in our PhD program or one of the concentrations in the Department’s master’s degree program, 5) provide professional service to the university, community and profession, and 6) promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contingent on Available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

A doctoral degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field is required (such as but not limited to Human Performance, Exercise Science, Movement Studies, Bioenergetics, Sport Psychology Sport Management, and Physical Education).

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preference will be given to candidates whose research, teaching and service complement existing faculty strengths in Adapted Physical Education, Bioenergetics, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, Physical Activity and its promotion, Sport Psychology, Sport Management, diseases affecting the human condition, and Behavioral Science.

Relevant post-doctoral training or job experience related and a clear potential for, or demonstrated experience in, teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students, including students from diverse backgrounds, will also be preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at 1) a cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in the position and how the applicant’s expertise and valuing of diversity, equity and inclusion are integrated into their professional activities; (2) A current curriculum vitae, (3) a list of three references with contact information;4) a detailed statement of teaching philosophy and 5) a concise research plan (2 pages maximum) highlighting research accomplishments and goals.
• As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted
• Official transcripts, two to three original letters of reference, criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
• Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Lee Gaylord (KINE Search 929649) 1000 E. 5th Street, ECU, Rivers W 238, Mailstop 505, Greenville, NC 27858

  • . For further information regarding this position please contact: Chair: Nicholas Murray, [email protected]; 252-737-2977; or Co-Chair: AJ An, [email protected], 252- 328-4662.
    Salary is competitive and commensurate with achievement and experience. It is expected that this position will begin August 16, 2022
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting :


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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