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11-15-2003, 07:13 AM
Visionary Chair for Department of Kinesiology, Arizona State University

Arizona State University seeks an accomplished, visionary chair for its Department of Kinesiology. The successful candidate must possess an earned doctorate in kinesiology or a related discipline, have achieved national and international recognition, and have an established record of academic or professional achievement appropriate to the rank of Professor. Evidence of an active, extramurally funded research program, administrative experience, experience with program development in interdisciplinary research and education, an outstanding teaching record at the graduate and/or undergraduate levels, excellent communication and organizational skills, and previous involvement with biomedical research initiatives are highly desired.

The successful candidate is expected to: provide visionary and entrepreneurial leadership for the department, oversee growth in the faculty and research programs, supervise the further development of the graduate and undergraduate programs, establish strong ties between the department and other University or biomedical research and education initiatives, and maintain a productive independent or collaborative research program. The research focus of the candidate is open, yet a candidate is encouraged to demonstrate how his or her research profile will add synergies to departmental and/or interdisciplinary activities, and form bridges to research collaborations with scientists in medical, industrial, governmental facilities in the greater Phoenix-metropolitan area or in ASU departments/schools of Bioengineering, Psychology, AzBio Design, Computer Science, and Life Sciences.

The Department of Kinesiology (http://www.asu.edu/clas/kines/) has 16 faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated to research in Motor Control, Motor Development, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Biochemistry, Sport Psychology and Physical Education Pedagogy. The current student population consists of 650 undergraduate majors and 46 graduate students. The department is currently located in two buildings. One of the buildings houses the Exercise and Sport Research Institute, which is the home of the research laboratories of the department faculty. The research institute is over 14,000 square feet with state of the art research laboratories for biomechanics, motor control, motor development, exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, neuroendocrinology, and sport psychology. These areas are designed to facilitate cross- and interdisciplinary research and provide the potential for a wide range of research and instructional activities. The department is also home of an interdisciplinary PhD graduate program, and a member of an interdisciplinary NSF IGERT graduate program.

Arizona State University is one of the premier metropolitan public research universities in the nation. Enrolling more than 57,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on three campuses in metropolitan Phoenix, ASU maintains a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines, and has become an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research. ASU offers outstanding resources for study and research, including libraries and museums with important collections, studios and performing arts spaces for creative endeavor, and unsurpassed state-of-the-art scientific and technological laboratories and research facilities. ASU is research-driven but focused on learning - teaching is carried out in a context that encourages the creation of new knowledge. The faculty includes recipients of prestigious academic and professional awards, including membership in the national academies. ASU currently ranks sixth among public universities in its enrollment of freshman merit scholars. The university champions diversity, and is international in scope, welcoming students from all 50 states and nations across the globe. ASU is an active partner with the private sector in initiatives to enhance the social well-being, economic competitiveness, cultural depth, and quality of life of metropolitan Phoenix and the state

The position is available beginning July 1, 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. Salary and start-up will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Applicants must submit a cover letter and a current CV. Consideration of completed applications will begin on January 2, 2004; if not filled, completed applications will be considered on the 1st and 15th of each month thereafter until the search is closed. Inquiries, applications and nominations must be directed to: Professor Barry G. Ritchie, Search Committee for the Chair of the Department of Kinesiology, c/o College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 871701, Tempe, AZ 85287-1701; or email Barry.Ritchie@ASU.edu . ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ASU actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.

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