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    Please note the position announcement for a Chair of the newly-formed
    Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology in the College of
    Health Sciences at the University of Delaware.


    Irene Davis

    Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology
    Department Chair Position Announcement
    Appointment effective September 1, 2011

    The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the
    University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for a
    department chair. We seek a visionary senior scientist with a
    vigorous research program and significant extramural funding who can
    provide strong, dynamic, and innovative leadership to advance
    excellence in research, teaching and service to the professional
    community. In addition to a proven record of funded research, the
    candidate must also possess a commitment to undergraduate and
    graduate education, as well as effective management and interpersonal
    skills. The candidate should have an earned doctorate in kinesiology
    or a related field with specialization in athletic training,
    biomechanics, exercise physiology, or motor control and be eligible
    for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor.

    The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (http:// is a thriving academic unit of 20 faculty,
    approximately 500 undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. in Exercise
    Science or Athletic Training, and 60 graduate students pursuing a
    M.S. in Exercise Science or Ph.D. in Applied Physiology or
    Biomechanics and Movement Science. The department is part of the
    College of Health Sciences, which also includes the departments of
    Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Medical Technology, and Physical
    Therapy, and the School of Nursing. The college is poised to
    establish an exciting new comprehensive clinical research complex on
    a recently acquired 272-acre tract of university property (http:// that is slated for
    joint development as a research and technology campus by the
    university and our health science alliance partners http://

    Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and
    innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest
    in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark,
    Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and
    Washington, D.C., the University is a state-assisted, privately
    governed institution. One of the oldest land-grant institutions in
    the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13
    space-grant institutions, the University has nationally recognized
    research (Carnegie rated, very high research activity) and
    educational programs supported by state-of-the-art facilities and an
    expansive library. External funding at the University exceeds $160
    million. More information is available at

    Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2010. Nominations
    and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
    Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence,
    and references will not be contacted without a candidate’s
    permission. Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a detailed
    resume, and the names and contact information for four references
    to: Debbie Sage, Dept. of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, Rm. 148
    Human Performance Laboratory, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
    19716 ( Questions may be addressed to: Professor
    Irene Davis, Search Committee Chair, 305 McKinly Lab, University of
    Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, (302-831-4263 or

    The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
    encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.

    Irene Davis, PhD, PT, FAPTA, FACSM
    Director of Research, Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
    Professor, Dept. of Physical Therapy
    305 McKinly Lab
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE 19716

    (302)831-4263 (ph)
    (302)831-4234 (fax)