Assistant Professor (Sport&Exercise/Kinesiology)

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Job Title:

Assistant Professor (Sport&Exercise/Kinesiology)

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH Kinesiology

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant Professor

Working Title :

Assistant Professor

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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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 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, College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University seeks to fill one nine-month, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2023. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level will be considered.

The successful candidate will:

  • 1) develop a consistent record of scholarly contributions related to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
  • 2) seek extramural funding support.
  • 3) advance a record of teaching sport-related diversity courses at the college level, including in-person, online, or hybrid formats, to support the Department’s educational mission.
  • 4) provide mentoring and support for undergraduate or graduate students including but not limited to the Sport Studies or PE programs and in the Department’s MS degree program.
  • 5) engage in professional service to the university, community, and profession.

Contingent on the 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, Sports Management, Exercise Science, Exercise Psychology, Movement Studies, or Physical Education).
  • Relevant post-doctoral training or Job experience in Sports management, pedagogy, or educational leadership.
  • Candidates who have completed all but their dissertation (ABD) will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to their first reappointment.
  • Candidates should have experience in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Qualifying degrees must be received from regionally accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

  • A commitment to developing research, experiential learning, service-learning, and/or community outreach opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds is preferred.
  • A background in sport or fitness management or pedagogy with a focus on developing curriculum, workshops, initiatives, and research related to the department, college, and university’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and commitment is preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at
1) a cover letter highlighting qualifications related to teaching, research, & service, 2) a current curriculum vita, and 3) contact information for three references.

• As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.

• Official transcripts, two to three original letters of reference, criminal background checks, 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 questions regarding the application process, the program or the specific position, contact the search committee chair: Dr. Stacy Warner [email protected] or Dr. Jihoun An [email protected]. Salary is competitive and commensurate with achievement and experience. It is expected that this position will begin in August 2023.

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:

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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