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Steve Piazza
09-26-2006, 01:40 AM
Department of Kinesiology
The Pennsylvania State University
Assistant/Associate Professor, Movement/Exercise Science

The Department of Kinesiology at Penn State University
(http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/kines/) is seeking an assistant or
associate professor with expertise in developmental aspects of
movement/exercise science (there are complementary ongoing
recruitment efforts in the area of exercise physiology). The position
will begin Fall Semester 2007. This tenure-track position provides
exciting opportunities to join a multi-disciplinary group of faculty
in the Department of Kinesiology who work in different areas of
movement/exercise science.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate area, an
established record of scholarship, and a commitment to excellence in
teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to
secure extramural research funding and assume teaching
responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Post-doctoral experience and an established research program are preferred.

The Department of Kinesiology is an academic unit in the College of
Health and Human Development (http://www.hhdev.psu.edu) offering
B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. The Department values diversity in all
its forms. The educational environment is enriched by the
considerable breadth and diversity of faculty expertise and
educational opportunities for students. Faculty in the Department
have significant research expertise and resources in several areas
pertinent to the study of movement and exercise in children. In
particular, candidates may consider possible collaboration with
faculty working in biomechanics, neural control of movement, exercise
physiology, psychology, and applied movement science. Collaborations
with multidisciplinary Penn State organizations such as the
Neuroscience Program, Huck Institute for the Life Sciences, the
Children, Youth and Families Consortium, the newly created Center for
Childhood Obesity Research, the Prevention Research Center, the
Hershey Medical Center, and the General Clinical Research Center are

The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of
Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State's 24
campuses, with an enrollment of approximately 41,000 students and
offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. University Park is
located in Central Pennsylvania, adjacent to the municipality of
State College, which enjoys high rankings for cultural opportunities,
local schools, and quality of life.

Applications should include a cover letter describing interests and
qualifications for the position including relevant teaching
experience, curriculum vitae, a research plan, three recent
publications, and the name, e-mail address, address, and telephone
number of three individuals willing to provide references. Direct all
correspondence to:
Mark Latash, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology
Penn State University
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone (814) 863-5374
e-mail: mll11@psu.edu

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications
will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2006, and will continue to be
reviewed until the position is filled.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and
the diversity of its workforce.
Stephen Piazza, PhD
Associate Professor
Departments of Kinesiology, Mechanical Engineering,
and Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation
29 Recreation Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802