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07-07-2008, 06:58 AM
The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor invites nominations and applications
for the position of Dean of the Division of Kinesiology.

>From its beginning as the Department of Physical Education over 100 years
ago, to the formation of an independent academic unit in 1984, the
University of Michigan has been home to one of the leading programs in the
study of human movement in the United States. During the past 25 years,
important research and scholarship have continued to grow, along with
program offerings. Now, with 29 full-time faculty and more than 800
undergraduate and 50 graduate students, the Division of Kinesiology offers
undergraduate programs in Athletic Training, Movement Science, Physical
Education, and Sport Management, and graduate programs including three
Masters programs and a comprehensive Ph.D. program. The Division of
Kinesiology is one of the 19 academic units within the University of
Michigan headed by a dean.

Reporting to the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs,
the next Dean of the Division of Kinesiology will be a recognized leader in
the field, setting the intellectual tenor and scholarly standards for
Kinesiology. S/he must draw on administrative acumen and academic rigor to
position the Division at the forefront of an increasingly competitive field,
and maintain and expand upon the Division's commitment to excellence in
education and research. In addition, the Dean will secure diverse resources
for the Division through deft fund-raising.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic and energetic leader with administrative
experience and exceptional judgment along with the vision and commitment to
take an already excellent unit within an internationally recognized research
university to a leadership position as the nation's preeminent Kinesiology
program. Enthusiasm for continuing and enhancing Kinesiology's collaboration
with the other schools and units within the university is essential.
Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity in all its
forms and the capacity to be an able and energetic fundraiser. An earned
doctorate in a relevant discipline is required, with a notable record of
scholarly accomplishment and other qualifications appropriate for
appointment as a full professor in Kinesiology.

Nominations and/or applications, accompanied by a letter of interest,
current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three
references, should be submitted to:

Julie DeSorgher
Auerbach Associates, Inc.
385 Concord Avenue, Suite 103
Belmont, MA 02478

Electronic submissions preferred: email caitlin@auerbach-assc.com

The University of Michigan, as an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding
non-discrimination and affirmative action.