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Continuing Track Assistant Professor, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

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College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, Full Time

Assistant Professor Faculty Position

Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology


The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (KAAP) at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for a continuing-track (CT) faculty position (assistant professor, 12--month appointment) in UD’s CAATE-accredited Graduate Athletic Training Education ProgramWe seek an innovative, dynamic faculty member to teach graduate-level athletic training courses in support of the MS-AT program and undergraduate courses in support of the Sports Health major.  Other responsibilities include student advising/mentoring and service to the program, department, college and university.  Earned doctorate (ABD will be considered) in Athletic Training or related field is required.  BOC certification and eligibility for Delaware licensure as an Athletic Trainer is required.  Relevant Athletic Training clinical experience is recommended. Relevant teaching experience (American Heart Association BLS Instructor Certification or equivalent is suggested), technological literacy, and a commitment to integrate technology into classroom instruction is preferred. Familiarity with CAATE-accreditation standards and procedures is recommended.  All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology ( is comprised of 29 faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science[SC1]  or Sports Health, and 100+ graduate students pursuing an M.S. in Exercise Science, an M.S. in Athletic Training, an M.S in Clinical Exercise Physiology, a Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences or a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology. The Department values excellent teaching and student engagement.  The University provides an environment that supports and fosters teaching innovation, instructional technology, and course development.

UD Health Sciences (CHS) is a thriving and innovative interdisciplinary college of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 150 faculty with outstanding research and teaching facilities. CHS has teaching and research facilities throughout the campus, including the state-of-the-art UD Health Sciences Complex on the University’s Science Technology & Advanced Research (STAR) Campus.  The first UD Health building at STAR opened in January 2014 with 100,000 sq. ft. of space and the Tower at STAR opened in Fall 2018, providing an additional 70,000 sq. ft. of research, simulation, meeting, collaboration and educational space. The Tower’s innovative spaces promote inter-professional education and training as well as research leading to the development of new devices, techniques and interventions. The STAR Campus fosters connections to the community, linking the community to the inter-professional training of our students and collaborative research between faculty and clinicians. The College also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $26 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of neurological disorders, cardiovascular health, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities.  The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty.  Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation funds are available.  Appointment date: June 2022.

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2021 [BT2] and will continue until positions are filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.  Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at[BT3]  The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee.  For inquiries, contact: Thomas Buckley, Ed.D., ATC Search Committee Chair, 302-831-4783,

The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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