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Tenure-track faculty position: Health/ Exercise Science at Colorado State University

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  • Tenure-track faculty position: Health/ Exercise Science at Colorado State University

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Health and Exercise Science
    College of Applied Human Sciences
    Colorado State University

    Position: Assistant Professor; Tenure-Track

    Appointment: Nine-month, full-time, tenure-track appointment; starting date – August 2012 (Negotiable)

    Qualifications: Required: Completed Doctorate in Health and Exercise Science or related field, or M.D; evidence of quality publication record; evidence of potential for and/or record of external grant funding. Preferred: minimum of two years post-doctoral training, previous tenure-track appointment, or comparable research faculty appointment (exceptional candidates without the foregoing preferred qualifications will be considered); university-level teaching experience; ability to enhance the department’s commitment to diversity and multiculturalism through research, teaching and/or outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

    Priority Research Area: Applicants are sought who utilize basic or applied/integrative methodologies to address national public health issues (i.e., chronic disease etiology, prevention, intervention) and to complement existing areas of research strength in Healthy Aging, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and/or Obesity.

    Responsibilities: Conduct independent and collaborative research; aggressively seek and maintain extramural funding; publish in high impact journals; direct Master’s, Doctoral and post-doctoral research; teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses; participate in student advisement; and perform relevant University and professional service.

    Expectations: The successful candidate is expected to establish and maintain a nationally recognized externally funded research program, and to integrate their research into current and new academic courses. The successful candidate will have outstanding departmental support, strong research infrastructure, excellent departmental colleagues, and potential for collaborative opportunities within the department and with relevant units on and off campus.

    Salary and Rank: Salary: competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Rank: Assistant Professor.

    University Description: Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins (ranked #6 best place to live in US by Money Magazine 2010) and is a community of approximately 150,000 located 65 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, WY. Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is within an hour’s drive of many major recreational areas. A faculty of over 1,500 guides approximately 26,700 students enrolled in professional, graduate and undergraduate programs. The Department of Health and Exercise Science has ~1300 undergraduate majors, 25 M.S. graduate students, and 13 Ph.D. students. Eight new faculty have joined the department since 2003. Currently, 6 faculty are NIH funded. A new MPH program and School of Biomedical Engineering provide great new collaborative opportunities. Recent and ongoing facility additions and remodeling provide modern classroom and research facilities. The faculty is committed to developing a department of excellence grounded in science and the discovery process. With the overall growth in the department, there has also been growing student diversity. The department especially encourages those to apply who are eager to teach, conduct research, and advise in an environment committed to diversity. Applicants are encouraged to visit the department at:

    Application Process: Electronically Submit: 1) a letter of application addressing this position and a curriculum vita, and 2) three letters of reference specific to this position to: Matt Hickey, Ph.D., Professor, Health and Exercise Science, Colorado State University, (970) 491-5727; Complete applications must be received by December 31, 2011 for full consideration. The search will remain open until suitable candidates are identified. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.