The internationally renowned Department of Kinesiology and Community Health ( within the College of Applied Health Sciences ( at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( is dedicated to the scholarly investigation of all aspects of health, rehabilitation, and human movement. Our 45 interdisciplinary faculty are housed within state of the art research facilities, including the recently completed $10 million Khan Annex and forthcoming Center for Wounded Veterans. Our department offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Kinesiology and Community Health, an MS degree in Rehabilitation, and a CEPH accredited MPH degree. KCH faculty maintain active collaborations with engineering, psychology and nutritional sciences as well as the Center for Health Aging and Disability, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, local hospitals and community organizations.

Position: The Department of Kinesiology and Community Health is searching for outstanding candidates with a background in falls and/or falls prevention research. We seek individuals with diverse backgrounds and training in falls research with expertise in such areas as the epidemiology of falls, the design and implementation of randomized clinical trials or prospective studies, and/or the basic sciences related to balance and/or falls. Successful applicants will contribute to the department’s instructional mission, conduct research, and advance scholarship in their area of expertise. The position is a nine-month, tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Available: The preferred start date is August 16, 2014.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field such as epidemiology, kinesiology, physiology, psychology, public health, or rehabilitation science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda and contribute to the instructional mission of the department.

Salary: Salary is competitive based on a 9-month academic year appointment.

Closing Date: To assure full consideration, the following materials should be uploaded by October 15, 2013.

Application process: Application materials should be submitted online at The following materials are requested: (1) a letter of application that includes a statement of research interests, teaching experience and summary of qualifications for the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) names and contact information for three references. For more information about the position, applicants may contact:

Jacob J. Sosnoff, Ph.D.
Chair, Falls and Falls Prevention Search Committee
Kinesiology and Community Health
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
906 S. Goodwin Ave, 301 Freer Hall, MC 052, Urbana, IL 61801
Email: Phone: 217-333-9472

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.