Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering education and research, invites applicants for a Department Chair position in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. We seek an individual with the vision and experience to elevate the department's prominence in kinesiology and integrative physiology research, further our strong tradition of educational excellence, and grow our M.S. and Ph.D. programs. The expected start date for this position is July 1, 2019.
The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is home to approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer two baccalaureate degrees (B.S., Exercise Science; B.S., Sports & Fitness Management), an M.S. in Kinesiology, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology. The department is a campus leader in health science research and education, with over $5 million in active state, foundation, federal, and industry awards. Half of our tenure/tenure-track faculty have active NIH R15 or R01 grants. We have a strong reputation for innovative teaching practices, including several published works in Advances in Physiological Education. In recent years, departmental faculty and students have been recognized for their excellence in both research and teaching through local, regional, and national awards. Department faculty and students regularly collaborate with the Central Michigan University satellite Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that is located on the Michigan Tech campus. For more information about our department, visit www.mtu.edu/kip.
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology/Exercise Science, or a related life sciences field and be eligible for appointment as Associate or Full Professor. Consequently, a successful candidate is expected to have a record of successful teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and successful scholarship and grantsmanship, as well as interpersonal and management skills to lead a dynamic and growing department, a commitment to fostering and promoting diversity in the Department's initiatives, and the ability to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and community partnerships. Prior administrative or academic leadership experience is preferred.
Michigan Tech, established in 1885, is one of four major research universities in the state. Located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior, Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America. This rural community is known for its abundant snowfall, beautiful summers, and outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. The university maintains its own downhill ski facility, a nationally recognized cross-country ski trail system, and an 18-hole golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.
Applications must be submitted electronically at https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/7321 and must include a cover letter summarizing your unique and qualifications to lead the Department, a current CV, a brief statement of management philosophy, a statement of research history and goals, a statement of teaching philosophy and three professional references with contact information. Review of applications will begin December 3, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position can be sent to the search committee chair Dr. William Cooke (email@example.com).
Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution (www.mtu.edu/advance), one of a limited number of universities that received NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase participation and advancement of women in STEM.
Michigan Tech also has a Partner Engagement Program which assists departments with partner orientation to the university and community and identification of possible positions for partners. See www.mtu.edu/provost/programs/partner-engagement/ for additional information.
Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.
Internal Number: 7321
About Michigan Technological University
Founded in 1885, Michigan Tech is a leading public research institution. With more than $72 million in total research expenditures and 19 research centers and institutes, the University fosters a world-class and diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.