Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)
University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
Academic / Research
College / University
Internal Number: 343753
Teaching (50%) - Broadly teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of kinesiology, physical activity and health promotion, physical activity epidemiology, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, or another related area.
Research (30%) - Establishing an active and independent research program in one of the areas of physical activity and health promotion. Candidates with expertise in a relevant sub-discipline such as physical activity interventions for individuals with chronic diseases, physical activity and aging, obesity treatment and prevention, and/or decreasing sedentary behavior are specifically encouraged to apply. - Seeking and securing external research funding to support research and other scholarly work. The applicant should have a demonstrated record of research productivity, such as a record of applying and securing external funding in areas directly related to physical activity and health promotion (e.g., from external funding agencies such as NIH, NSF, and/or large foundations). - Disseminating research findings through publication and presentation in the scientific community.
Service (10%) - Serving at the departmental, college and University levels, as well as in the greater professional field and community.
Mentoring (10%) - Mentoring and advising undergraduate honors, masters and doctoral students for thesis and dissertation research.
Required Qualifications - An earned doctorate (Ph.D. preferred) in kinesiology, health promotion, physical activity epidemiology, exercise physiology, exercise psychology or a closely related degree in the field of public health. - Evidence of a commitment to multicultural perspectives in the practice of physical activity and health promotion with the expectation to develop courses in health equity and programming. - Evidence of experience and effective teaching skills for undergraduate and graduate instruction in kinesiology, health promotion, physical activity epidemiology, exercise physiology, exercise psychology or in a closely related field in public health at the university level. - Record of research productivity demonstrated by publication in high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Preferred Qualifications - A research interest and demonstrated record related to health disparities and equity. - Two or more years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher. - A record of research productivity that includes the submission and securing of external funding and a demonstrated record of high-quality, peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals. - Demonstrated willingness and/or experience in conducting interdisciplinary and collaborative research with colleagues in related fields. - Demonstrated experience in advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
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