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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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Full Time
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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 Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, with nearly 1300 majors and over 35 full-time faculty. Our internationally known faculty are collaborative, interdisciplinary, and successful in innovative teaching approaches and research that receives external funding. 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 scholarship. Faculty and students research fields related to Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity Promotion, Biomechanics, and Motor Control, Adapted Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Sport Management, and Pedagogy.

East Carolina University, the fourth largest institution in the University of North Carolina System, is located in Greenville, approximately 90 miles east of the Research Triangle Park and 90 miles west of the Outer Banks and coastal resorts. A faculty of over 2000 members guide nearly 29,000 students enrolled in 87 bachelors, 68 masters, 13 research doctoral, and 5 professional doctoral degrees. East Carolina University is a Carnegie Doctoral Intensive university and consists of 12 colleges and schools.

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 Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position with an emphasis in Adapted Physical Activity and/or Exercise and Sport Psychology. The intended start date for the successful candidate is August 2022.

The successful candidate will 1) develop a nationally recognized research program that complements department research strengths evident by a strong publication record, 2) pursue and develop an externally funded research program, 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 related to Adapted Physical Activity and/or Exercise and Sport Psychology, 4) provide graduate and undergraduate student mentoring, 5) provide professional service to the university, community and profession, and 6) promote diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Contingent on Availability of 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 and Sport Science, Movement Studies, or 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 Activity and/or Exercise and Sport Psychology.

Post-doctoral training or job experience that involves teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students, including students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

• Application screening begins Mid March 2022 and will continue until position is filled.
• In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at
1) A cover letter describing the applicant’s interest in and fit for the position.
2) Curriculum Vitae/Resume.
3) A list of three references with contact information ( may be contacted to submit a letter of recommendation).
4) A detailed statement of teaching philosophy (2 pages maximum).
5) A concise research plan highlighting research accomplishments, goals, and potential funding sources (2 pages maximum).

At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required. Applicants must complete a candidate profile by creating an account (see “Create Account” by following link below) online via the PeopleAdmin system (
• 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 937220) East Carolina University, College of Health and Human Performance 1000 East 5th Street, Rivers West 238 Mail stop 505, Greenville, NC 27858
• Salary is competitive and commensurate with achievement and experience. It is expected that this position will begin August 2022
• For further information, please contact: the search committee chair: Tom Raedeke at [email protected] or 252 737-1292
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

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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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