Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology– Assistant Professor Continuing Track Faculty Position
(Appointment effective on or before August 2024)
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware (https://sites.udel.edu/kaap/) is comprised of 25 faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. in Kinesiology, Human Physiology, or Sports Health, and 100 graduate students pursuing a M.S. in Exercise Science, a M.S. in Athletic Training, a 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, which enhances the University’s efforts to provide a supportive environment, promote diversity and foster teaching innovation, instructional technology, and course development.
The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology invites nominations and applications for a continuing track faculty position (assistant professor, non-tenure track, nine-month academic year appointment). We seek an innovative, dynamic faculty member to teach undergraduate human anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, and other physiology courses. There may be an opportunity to teach graduate courses within the candidate's area of discipline. Other responsibilities include student mentoring and service to the department, college, and university. A Doctoral degree in a related field and relevant teaching experience is required (ABD considered). All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, innovative academic unit with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 131 faculty, who are nationally recognized leaders across multiple disciplines. The College is housed in multiple buildings on the traditional main campus, but also is an anchor tenant of the University’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. STAR has become an exciting center that combines business, research and education, focused on leading topics in health science, biopharmaceuticals, data science, engineering, finance and other cross-cutting fields of study. In addition to Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (ranked #5 according to the National Academy of Kinesiology), the College has six additional academic units, including Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Nutrition Sciences, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy (ranked #1 by US News and World Report), and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $19.5 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.
One of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States, the University of Delaware has a rich history of contributing scientific insights and new ideas, fostering enlightenment, transforming lives and changing the world. Today under the leadership of President Dennis Assanis, the University is committed to building on this legacy to meet the complex challenges facing the globe. The University’s foremost priority remains to ensure the success of every student, and this commitment dates back to our roots as a small private academy founded in 1743. From that early school, which educated three signers of the Declaration of Independence, UD has grown into a research-intensive, technologically advanced institution that is at the forefront of innovation in the classroom, in the laboratory and in the community.
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 18,600 undergraduates and 4,500 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 and start-up funds are available and negotiable. Appointment date is set for August 2024.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is 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. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For inquiries, contact: Melissa Witman, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, 302-831-6256, email@example.com.
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 www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html