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    Assistant/Associate Professor of Health and Human Performance

    Department of Health and Human Development

    Search Number 7439-2

    Starting Date August 16, 2008

    Departmental Information

    The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana
    State University is part of the College of Education, Health and Human
    Development. The department has 27 tenured or tenure-track faculty,
    approximately 600 undergraduates and approximately 100 graduate
    students. The mission of the department is to enrich human well-being
    through teaching, research, and outreach. The department prides itself
    on its high teaching standards, research achievements and its extensive
    public outreach. More information can be found at

    Founded in 1893 in the scenic Gallatin Valley
    just north of Yellowstone National Park, Montana State University is a
    land grant university with total enrollment of 12,000 students,
    including about 1,200 graduate students. MSU was recently recognized as
    one of 94 U.S. research universities representing the top tier of the
    Carnegie Foundation rankings. Research funding currently exceeds $100
    million annually and has been growing steadily. For more information see
    the MSU website at .

    Recently named an All-American City, Bozeman is
    an attractive, culturally alive city located in the northern Rocky
    Mountain region. The 70,000 residents of Bozeman and nearby communities
    enjoy excellent schools, diversified medical facilities, a low crime
    rate, a vibrant cultural and arts scene, and one of the most superb
    year-round recreational areas in the nation, including two world-class
    ski areas, blue ribbon trout fishing streams and the Gallatin National

    Salary Academic year tenure-track Assistant or Associate
    Professor position. A competitive salary and start-up package will be
    offered on the basis of the candidate's qualifications. Estimated
    Assistant Professor salary would be $45,000, and Associate Professor
    salary would be approximately $55,000, depending on experience and
    background. Group dental-hospital-medical insurance plan, TIAA-CREF
    retirement programs, and voluntary enrollment in tax-sheltered annuity
    programs are available.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    (1) Teach undergraduate courses in exercise physiology, and other
    exercise science courses such as research methods, anatomical
    kinesiology, strength and conditioning. The successful candidate will
    also be expected to develop a graduate course within their area of
    expertise which complements the existing curriculum.

    (2) Develop a rigorous independent research program in their area of
    expertise. It is expected that this research will lead to external
    funding, presentation at the regional, national and international level,
    publication in peer-reviewed journals, and will include undergraduate
    and graduate students.

    (3) Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students and
    participate on departmental, college and university committees as

    Required Qualifications

    (1) Ph.D. in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physiology or related
    discipline. ABD's considered if it is anticipated that dissertation will
    be defended by August 1st, 2008.

    (2) Record of or potential to develop an independent research program
    resulting in peer-reviewed publications.

    (3) Demonstrated ability to teach exercise physiology with associated
    labs, and other exercise science courses.

    Preferred Qualifications

    (1) Classroom teaching experience.

    (2) Experience in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students
    engaged in independent research.

    (3) Experience in preparation of proposals for extramural funding of

    The Successful Candidate Will

    Be a dynamic scientist and educator who will (i) help MSU continue to
    provide outstanding research, teaching and service in health and human
    performance; (ii) have effective interpersonal skills including the
    ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students in an
    interdisciplinary manner to address the department mission of human
    well-being; and (iii) have superior written and oral communication

    Application Procedure

    Screening will begin January 7, 2008 and continue until a suitable
    candidate is hired. An application consisting of: 1) a cover letter that
    addresses the required and preferred qualifications listed above, as
    well as your research and teaching interests and philosophy; 2) a
    curriculum vitae; 3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email
    addresses of three professional references and their relationship to
    you. All inquiries and submission of materials should be sent to:

    Health and Human Development Search Committee

    c/o Ms. Lehilina Marlow, Administrative Associate

    Department of Health and Human Development

    218 Herrick Hall

    Montana State University

    Bozeman, MT 59717



    Michael E. Hahn, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor - Biomechanics

    Dept. of Health & Human Development

    101 Hoseaus Office:

    Montana State University Fax: (406)994-6314

    Bozeman, MT 59717