Job no: 499369
College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, Full Time
University of Delaware
Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology– Assistant Professor Continuing Track Faculty Position
(Appointment effective on or before August 2023)
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for a continuing track faculty position (assistant professor, non-tenure track, nine-month academic year appointment). We seek an innovative, dynamic faculty member to teach undergraduate and graduate gross anatomy, and undergraduate human anatomy and physiology. There may be an opportunity to teach within the candidate's area of discipline (eg, Athletic Training, biomechanics, physiology, neurocontrol). Other responsibilities include student mentoring and service to the department, college and university. A PhD in a related field and relevant teaching experience is required (ABD considered). All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (https://sites.udel.edu/kaap/) is comprised of 26 faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science, Human Physiology, or Sports Health, and 40 graduate students pursuing an M.S. in Exercise Science, an M.S. in Athletic Training, an M.S in Clinical Exercise Physiology, a Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences or a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology. The Department values excellent teaching and student engagement, which enhances the University’s efforts to provide a supportive environment, promote diversity and foster teaching innovation, instructional technology, and course development.
The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, innovative academic unit with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 131 faculty, who are nationally recognized leaders across multiple disciplines. The College is housed in multiple buildings on the traditional main campus, but also is an anchor tenant of the University’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. STAR has become an exciting center that combines business, research and education, focused on leading topics in health science, biopharmaceuticals, data science, engineering, finance and other cross-cutting fields of study. In addition to Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (ranked #5 according to the National Academy of Kinesiology), the College also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy (ranked #1 by US News and World Report), and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $19.5 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of neurological disorders, cardiovascular health, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion.
With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduates and 4,500 graduate students.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. Relocation funds are available. Appointment date is set for August 2023, but an earlier hire date is possible/negotiable.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For inquiries, contact: Eric Greska, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, 302-831-8215, [email protected]
The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html
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Applications close: Open until filled