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Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Research Faculty

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Open Rank Non-Tenure Track Research Faculty





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The Department of Kinesiology, in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI) at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for full-time Non-Tenure-Track (NTT) Research Faculty positions.

These Research Faculty positions will include both research and service responsibilities.

The positions are expected to start between June 1 and September 1, 2024. Ideal candidates are expected to have strong records of research and demonstrate a high likelihood of continued research success, including contributing to the College of Nursing and Health Innovation’s ongoing research efforts.

Benefits at UTA:

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of these Research Faculty positions will be to work as an active researcher in one (or more) of the active research labs within CONHI. As the CONHI has a wide range of ongoing research programs, directed by our many talented, independent faculty, the Research Faculty positions are expected to assist within an existing research program or help establish newly funded research programs within an area that strengthens or complements ongoing research. Responsibilities also include developing and submitting external, sponsored research proposals to support the work of the lab.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must have an earned PhD and post-doctoral research experience in one of the research areas within the scope of the CONHI. Related methodological background.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with a track record of research and scholarly activity in the respective field/discipline of the CONHI faculty-led research lab or program. This activity may include scholarly publications, given methodological experience(s), and a record of activity associated with funded projects, among other research-related experiences.

Department Information:

The Department of Kinesiology, in the College of Nursing and Nursing and Health Innovation, improves human health by advancing the understanding of health and disease across the lifespan through research, education, scholarship, and practice. Our mission is committed to providing quality educational programs that emphasize scientific theory, hands-on learning in the laboratory setting, and real-world application through clinical internships and other field-based experiences.

The Department of Kinesiology is comprised of three undergraduate programs, which include a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science program with tracks in Clinical & Applied Physiology, Health, Fitness & Wellness, and Motor & Rehabilitation Sciences, a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology with tracks in Physical Education Teacher Education and Sport Leadership and Management, and a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. The department also has three master’s programs – a Master of Science in Exercise Science, a Master of Science in Athletic Training, and a Master of Public Health, as well as a Ph.D. in Kinesiology.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Statement of Research Interests, including your current accomplishments and short and long-term research goals

Optional Documents:
  • Unofficial Transcripts

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be addressed to Cynthia Stringer

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