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12-17-1998, 09:03 AM

The Department of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of
Delaware invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair.

Located in Newark, Delaware, the University of Delaware is one of the
oldest institutions of higher education in the country combining
tradition and innovation offering students a rich heritage combined with
the latest in instructional and research technology. Considered a
midsized University, educational programs of seven colleges support
21,346 students in 1998 that include 16,110 undergraduate students,
3,131 graduate students, and 2,105 continuing education students.
Entering 1998 freshmen typically ranked in the top quarter of their
high-school graduating classes with SAT (Verbal and Mathematics) scores
well above the national average for college-bound students.

The Department of Health and Exercise Sciences represents the largest
and fastest growing academic unit in the College of Health and Nursing
Sciences possessing over 600 student majors participating in four
undergraduate degree programs that include Health and Physical
Education, Recreation and Park Administration, Athletic Training, and
Exercise & Sport Science. Graduate programs of study supporting over 60
students pursue advanced research-orientated programs of study in
Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, and Health Promotion. The department
is involved in offering the BS, MS, and PhD degrees supported by
approximately 44 faculty/professionals (29.5 FTE’s) who possess strong
interdisciplinary backgrounds. Long recognized for its quality academic
programs combined with exceptional classroom/laboratory/gymnasium
facilities, the academic center for this department is currently
undergoing a 15.1 million dollar renovation program that should be
completed in the year 2000.

The Department Chair is the chief administrative officer with
responsibilities for the instructional programs of the department,
administrative, budgetary, professional development, and promotion
decisions, and for providing leadership in the development of research,
teaching and public service commitments. Candidates should present a
strong research record, documented experience in securing grants and
contracts, evidence of successful administrative performance, as well as
the ability to operate effectively in a collegial environment. In
addition, candidates must be qualified for appointment at the rank of
full professor with tenure. While the chair’s area of expertise in the
Health/Exercise Sciences is not specified, it is desired that candidates
have an understanding of the diverse disciplines of health/physical
education, recreation, athletic training, and exercise sciences. The
candidate should demonstrate strong interdisciplinary and collaborative
skills. The Department is seeking a visionary chair. The position will
begin August 1, 1999.

To ensure full consideration, all materials should be received by
February 15, 1999. Completed applications will include a curriculum
vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, and a cover letter
addressing the above specifications. Applications and nominations
should be addressed to:

Search Committee for the Chair of Health and Exercise Sciences
205 McDowell Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware 19716

Inquiries can be made by calling Dr. Madeline E. Lambrecht at (302)
831-4549, FAX # (302) 831-4550, Email:
Madeline.Lambrecht@mvs.udel.edu. The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal
Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group
Members and Women.

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