The department is one of the fastest growing departments on campus, offering a bachelor’s degree, and both an accelerated master’s degree and a traditional master’s degree with options to focus on Applied Exercise Physiology or Physical Activity and Health Promotion. In addition, a doctoral program in EHS is currently under evaluation for future implementation. Faculty in the department are actively engaged in research and have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Veteran’s Administration, and various other external funding agencies. The faculty’s broad research expertise ranges from the cellular level to community and population studies. Faculty in applied exercise physiology focus on biological mechanisms in adaptations to exercise; neurovascular mechanisms in response to stressors; and biological and neurophysiological mechanisms in obesity and chronic diseases. Faculty in health promotion and disease prevention focus on determinants and intervention research with special populations such as physical activity promotion in older adults, people of color who are cancer survivors, children with special needs, and Latinx and immigrant populations.
Responsibilities include developing or continuing to conduct an independent extramurally funded research program to achieve national and international recognition and teaching across the curriculum. Potential candidates ideally should have research and teaching expertise in areas related to motor control/learning, movement neuroscience, biomechanics and/or behavioral nutrition and physical activity. Individuals with expertise in other related areas such as health equity, rehabilitation/cognitive science, physical activity measurement, and exercise physiology will also be considered. Candidates will be expected to maintain a program of research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and advise and mentor students. Candidates should have experience working with a diverse faculty/staff, student, and educational environment and be committed to support our goal of ensuring an inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace. Other responsibilities include committee service and/or leadership at departmental, college and/or university levels.
Candidates must have 1) an earned doctorate in kinesiology, exercise science, behavioral sciences or related areas by the start of the appointment; post-doctoral experience is highly preferred; 2) a publication record in peer-reviewed journals; 3) success or promise in obtaining extramural funding; and 4) university-level teaching experience.
To apply, please submit 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of research plan, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a diversity statement that includes past experiences, current activities, and/or future goals to promote diversity, equity and inclusion, 6) names and contact information for three references, 7) three peer reviewed, published papers at: https://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/511070/assistant-professor-exercise-amp-health-science
For questions, please contact Dr. Kai Zou at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applicants will begin February 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
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