The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications from candidates in exercise physiology, with a growing or active research program (dependent on rank), for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of either Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a nine-month appointment that will begin no later than August 16, 2020. Rank/tenure will be commensurate with qualifications. http://ahs.uic.edu/kinesiology-nutrition/
The faculty in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition maintain highly productive lines of health-related research that are supported by funding from federal agencies, such as the NIH and the Department of Defense, as well as from industry and private foundations. The Department has strengths not only in exercise physiology but also within nutrition, behavioral interventions, and biomechanics. Our faculty collaborate with investigators across the health sciences, as well as with investigators at other institutions in Chicago, nationally, and internationally. Relevant to exercise physiology, the College of Applied Health Sciences is home to the Integrative Physiology Laboratory (http://ipl.ahslabs.uic.edu/), which is made up of a collaborative group of faculty in the Departments of Kinesiology & Nutrition and Physical Therapy. Furthermore, the Department/College has outstanding wet lab capabilities, coupled with extensive resources for basic research available within UIC's Research Resource Center (http://rrc.uic.edu/cores/). This exceptionally fertile environment contributed to a top-ten ranking of the Kinesiology doctoral program in a report released by the National Research Council.
UIC is the largest university in Chicago, with over 30,000 students (undergraduate, graduate, professional), over 12,000 faculty and staff, 15 colleges, and a major academic medical center (U I Health), which typically has the largest student enrollment in the country. UIC's student body is considered one of the most diverse in the United States. UIC is federally recognized as a Minority Serving Institution through its status as a Hispanic Serving Institution, and as an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Furthermore, UIC is one of the few U.S. universities with the full range of health science colleges, which include the Colleges of Applied Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health. http://www.uic.edu/
UIC is one of the nation's leading research institutions, with $328 million in annual research expenditures. UIC is designated as a Carnegie Research-1 (Doctoral/Research-Extensive) university that is located in one of the largest and most diverse metropolitan areas in the United States. The College of Applied Health Sciences, home to the Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition, received over $13 million in grant awards in fiscal year 2018, and is consistently ranked in the top 5 for research funding among colleges in allied health. In 2016, UIC's Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS; http://www.ccts.uic.edu/) received $17.7 million in continued funding from the National Institutes of Health to translate scientific discoveries into better health and better medicine, and to serve as the hub for innovative clinical and translational health research. Within the CCTS, is the Clinical Research Center, that provides an excellent environment for conducting human subject's research for the interested candidate (http://www.ccts.uic.edu/?q=content/clinical-research).
The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to compete for external funding, and to either develop or maintain (dependent on rank) an independent research agenda. The candidate is also expected to mentor and teach both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as contribute to the exercise physiology curriculum. Furthermore, the candidate is expected to provide appropriate service/outreach activities according to the Departmental, College, and University missions.
Applicants must hold an earned doctorate with an emphasis in exercise physiology or a closely related area. Using https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=118374, interested candidates should submit applications including a 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of accomplishments and future priorities in research, and a 4) brief statement on their commitment to teaching and student mentorship. The candidate should also upload the names and contact information of three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of reference. For fullest consideration, please apply by August 19, 2019.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.
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Internal Number: 118374
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