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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY: CHAIR PERSON, Department of Kinesiology

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  • TEMPLE UNIVERSITY: CHAIR PERSON, Department of Kinesiology



    Temple University, a Carnegie high research activity (RU/H) University and the 28th largest school of higher education in the United States invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of the Department of Kinesiology.

    As one of America’s finest institutions recognized for its history in professional education, Temple University is well positioned to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. The College of Health Professions and Social Work has experienced significant academic expansion through increased research and scholarly endeavors, rising enrollment and the addition of distinguished researchers and educators. As one of 17 schools within the University, the College of Health Professions and Social Work has the third largest research portfolio, over 4,000 students and 135
    full-time faculty members. The College is located on Temple’s Main Campus and the Health Science Campus, and is minutes from the culturally vibrant center of Philadelphia. The city is well known for world class academic healthcare systems, professional services, higher education and possessing diverse and very accessible urban and suburban communities. Philadelphia is strategically located in the center of the Mid-Atlantic corridor, between New York and Washington,

    The Department has 18 full-time faculty members and offers 2 Bachelor’s degrees with concentrations in Kinesiology and Athletic Training, a Masters of Science, and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology. Undergraduate areas of concentration for over 1,000 students are Athletic Training, Exercise and Sports Science, Physical and Health Education Teacher Education, and Pre-Health Professional. Graduate areas of study are Psychology of Human Movement, Curriculum and Instruction, Athletic Training and Integrative Exercise Physiology. The department houses the Biokinetics Research Laboratory which encompasses 6 divisions covering athletic training, cardiovascular genomics, curriculum and instruction, exercise and sport psychology, hypertension molecular and applied physiology as well as skeletal adaptation and development. In addition, the faculty engages in collaborations both within the College and across other units in the University, including the Medical School which is ranked 45 out of 123 for “Best Research” by U.S. News and World Report. The Department of Kinesiology has relationships with 3 of the Medical School’s research entities - Center for Obesity Research and Education, Cardiovascular Research Center, and Center for Bioethics, Urban Health and Policy.

    Reporting to the Dean of the College of Health Professions and Social Work, the Chair will sustain and enhance the high quality of academic and clinical programs developed by the Department, support the teaching mission, recognize and pursue research opportunities that foster inter-disciplinary work across other units in the University, bring vision to the Department in support of advancing its national reputation and ranking in the National Academy of Kinesiology, and increase the number of publications and externally funded grant support. This individual will strategically plan for the future of the Department, manage an annual budget and engage in entrepreneurial endeavors.

    Applicants must possess vision and a proven track record of leadership, experience with grant writing and securing external funding, an understanding of the role of research in advancing the department’s rankings, strong interpersonal skills and commitment to creating a collaborative work environment that is entrepreneurial and encourages a team spirit. The ideal candidate will be
    expected to have an established program of research and a record of scholarship. Areas of expertise may include but are not limited to Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Psychology of Human Movement and Neuroscience.

    The Chair will possess an earned Doctorate preferably in Kinesiology or Movement Science. Serious consideration will be given to other scholarly fields of study, including Bio-Engineering, Clinical Psychology, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy, Public Health, and Rehabilitation Science. This individual will have successfully functioned in a leadership role at a university or as the equivalent in a health sciences center, hospital, government agency or non-profit. Experience in university administration as evidenced by leadership roles on key committees will be considered.
    A full position description is available upon request.

    All applications will be held in the strictest of confidence. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that addresses qualifications and commitment to the Department’s mission as well as management and leadership philosophy, along with a list of references. Please send expressions of interest to:

    Joy Yablonsky, Principal
    Armington Recruiting LLC
    2020 Walnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19103

    Temple University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, dedicated to excellence through diversity.