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11-20-2008, 03:16 AM
Position Announcement
Position: Chair and Associate Professor/Professor of the Department of Health and Sport Sciences. Tenure Track.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold an earned doctoral degree related to the disciplines in the Department of
Health and Sport Sciences, and have successful experience in teaching, research, service and leadership. It is
preferred that the candidate has a national reputation and a record of continued scholarship in one or more
academic areas of the department; success in securing external funding; proven leadership and management
competencies including strategic planning, team building, fiscal responsibility; and effective interpersonal skills
with diverse constituencies.
Responsibilities: The Chair provides leadership in the administration of programs leading to the B.S.Ed. degree
in three majors: Sport and Leisure Management, Physical Education Teacher Education, and Health and Human
Performance, including concentrations in Dietetics, Exercise and Sport Science, and Health Promotion and
Lifestyle Management, and the M.S. degree in two majors: Clinical Nutrition, and Human Movement Science,
including concentrations in Exercise and Sport Science, Health Promotion, Sport and Leisure Commerce, and
Physical Education Teacher Education. The department also maintains an extensive University wide physical
activity program. The Chair interacts with alumni and University colleagues; establishes collaborative
relationships with community partners; participates in national, regional, and state professional organizations;
extends the department's focus on research, and capacity to secure external funding; and provides for sound
management for the department's resources, including 31 full time and 35 part time faculty members.
Setting: The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is recognized by the Carnegie
Foundation as one of two public research universities and only community engaged public university in
Tennessee. It has six colleges and three professional schools serving a diverse population of nearly 21,000
students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The University is strongly committed to its urban
mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and
administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community service. The College
of Education is fully accredited by NCATE and is a member of the Holmes Partnership. The Department of
Health and Sport Sciences, one of four departments in the college, can be visited online at
Salary and Beginning Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a
nine-month appointment with options for paid summer administration and teaching responsibilities. The
University offers an excellent benefits package, and the state of Tennessee currently has no state income tax.
Memphis and the surrounding areas maintain a very low cost of living relative to most parts of the country. The
anticipated date of employment is on or before August 24, 2009.
Application: The review of completed applications will begin January 15, 2009, and may continue until the
position is filled. Applications are to be submitted electronically at https://workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants
are required to upload (1) a cover letter with a detailed statement indicating qualifications as chair and specific
vision for the department, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of
four references, in addition to your specific affiliation with each of these individuals. Applicants will receive a
confirmation number when all application materials are received. Address inquiries to Dr. Vivian Morris,
Assistant Dean and Search Committee Chair, at vgmorris@memphis.edu.

Brian Schilling, PhD
Exercise Neuromechanics Laboratory Director
Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis
College of Education :: The Exercise Neuromechanics Laboratory
O: (901) 678-3475
F: (901) 678-3464

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