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Lecturer - Kinesiology

Employer
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Location
UMass Amherst

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 522672
Work type: Faculty Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Kinesiology
Union: MSP
Categories: Faculty, School of Public Health & Health Sciences

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Description

The Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst located in the School of Public Health & Health Sciences invites applications for a full-time, academic year (nine month), Lecturer faculty position to contribute and assist in the delivery of our undergraduate and graduate curricula.

The successful candidate will work within a dynamic department to deliver student-centered learning experiences in-person and online. The typical course load is equivalent to 3-4 courses per semester, with adjustments for large class sizes and assigned service work. Service work may include participating on department, school, and university committees, as assigned by the department chair.

The Department of Kinesiology and The School of Public Health & Health Sciences are committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to building diverse and effective collaborations are positively considered. The department is interested in candidates with a commitment to teaching students with diverse learning styles, working with diverse populations, and contributing to the success of historically underrepresented students. Multiple resources for professional development in diversity and inclusion are available through the Center for Teaching and Learning (https://www.umass.edu/ctl/). Lecturer faculty play a critical role in fulfilling the teaching mission of the department.

Requirements

Candidates must have a professional profile appropriate for a September 1, 2024, appointment.

  • A master’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Biological Sciences, or a related discipline
  • Content expertise in biomechanics, exercise physiology movement neuroscience, physical activity and health, or strength and conditioning, that could add to the strengths of the department
  • Previous teaching experience with the potential for excellent teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Potential for fostering equity and inclusion and evidence of working in a diverse team environment
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an academic setting
    • Evidence of effective leadership abilities

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • A Doctoral degree (at start date) in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related discipline
  • Experience with collaborations and innovative pedagogical approaches
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate and graduate teaching assistants for their assigned courses
  • Translational, hands-on experience in the field of Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or closely related discipline
  • Certification from ACSM, NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association), or other related professional organization
  • Salary and Benefits

    UMass Amherst offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package for Lecturer faculty. The minimum starting salary for an academic year (9-month) full-time appointment at the rank of Lecturer is $57,000, with actual salary dependent upon experience, and potential opportunity for additional compensation for summer and winter educational activities. This is an academic year (nine months), benefited, 2–year position that is renewable contingent upon performance. Lecturers become eligible for a continuing appointment after three (3) years of service. This fully benefited, Lecturer position is in the MSP/MTA bargaining unit. Details on benefits can be found at https://www.umass.edu/hr.

    Additional Information

    The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities; and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

    Application Instructions

    Interested candidates should submit their application materials via the University of Massachusetts Careers site.

    Required materials include:

    • cover letter
    • curriculum vitae
    • statement of teaching philosophy that includes teaching interests, experience, and how diversity and inclusivity have been promoted in teaching
    • contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted until finalists are invited and give consent.

    The application review process will begin on March 22, 2024, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2024.

    For questions about this position, department, or university in general, contact Thomas St. Laurent, Search Committee Chair at tstlaurent@umass.edu. Please indicate “Lecturer Faculty Search- KIN” in the subject line of email correspondence.

    The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career and degree.

    Advertised: Mar 12 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Aug 12 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

    Organization

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

    As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

    Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

    The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

    As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.

     

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