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11-09-2009, 06:19 AM
Applications from biomechanists would be welcome for Kinesiology-related discipline positions listed below.

The Department of Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences at Texas Tech University invites applications and nominations for up to four tenure-track (9-month appointment) positions to begin August 23, 2010. Qualifications include a doctorate in exercise sciences/kinesiology or closely related areas with a research focus associated with physical activity and sport. Successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, recruit and mentor quality graduate students, acquire external funding, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and provide service at departmental, university and professional levels. Searches are open to all ranks but senior-level appointments require a proven scholarly and significant external funding. Salaries and ranks will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and it is expected that new faculty will be significantly engaged in scholarship supported by extramural funding. Screening of applications will begin on January 15, 2010, and continue until the positions are filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://jobs/texastech.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent by email from the reference to Dr. Melanie Hart, Interim Department Chair at melanie.hart@ttu.edu. For full consideration, a candidate's application must be complete.

Physical Education Teacher Education (Pedagogy) -Teaching responsibilities could include methods, adapted physical activities, and assessment of human performance. Preference will be given to an individual with K-12 and higher education teaching experience. Refer to requisition number 80335 when applying.

Exercise Physiology - Teaching responsibilities could include exercise physiology (cardiopulmonary, skeletal muscle, and applied), exercise testing and prescription, and electrocardiography. Preference will be given to an individual who has higher education teaching experience and is certified by ACSM as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist or Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist. Refer to requisition number 80336 when applying.

Kinesiology-related Discipline (2 positions) - All kinesiology-related disciplines will be considered. Teaching responsibilities will be within the individual's area of expertise, but may also include research methods and assessment/measurement. Refer to requisition numbers 80337 and 80338 applying.

The department offers BS and MS degrees, and participates in PhD programs with exercise and sport sciences concentrations. The department is one of the largest departments at Texas Tech University and enrolls over 1,100 undergraduates in programs of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Physical Education/Teacher Education, Exercise and Health Promotion, Exercise Sciences and Sport Studies). Approximately 80 graduate students are enrolled in the Master's degree program in Exercise and Sport Sciences (concentrations in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Sport Psychology, Motor Behavior, Sport Management, Strength and Conditioning, and Teaching Physical Education and Sport). The Department also provides concentration areas (Physical Education Teacher Education and Exercise and Sport Psychology) in doctoral programs with the College of Education. Texas Tech University is a large state-supported institution located in Lubbock, Texas, a center of cultural, commercial, medical, and professional services. In addition to nearly all traditional colleges and schools, the University has nationally recognized law and medical schools. Texas Tech University is actively pursuing strategic initiatives that will enhance its stature as a national research university. Successful candidates would be expected to contribute to this effort by virtue of their scholarly research and external funding. For further information see the department's and university's web sites at www.depts.ttu.edu/hess, and www.ttu.edu, respectively. Nominations or inquiries should be sent by email to Dr. Melanie Hart, Interim Department Chair at melanie.hart@ttu.edu.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Texas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/American with Disabilities Act Employer, and is sensitive to the unique needs of dual career couples.

Zachary J. Domire Ph.D.
Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences
Assistant Professor in Biomechanics
Phone: (806)742-3361 ext. 229
Fax: (806)742-1688
E-mail: zachary.domire@ttu.edu