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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst



    TITLE: Assistant Professor
    Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences

    RANK: Assistant Professor, full-time tenure track 9 -month appointment

    SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or other terminal degree in Kinesiology or closely related field. Applicants with strong research experience are encouraged to apply irrespective of their sub-discipline (e.g. physiology, motor control, physical activity and health, biomechanics, etc.). Expertise in how movement and/or physical activity are directly or indirectly related to health is required. Post-doctoral research experience preferred. Appointee must have strong potential for securing extramural research funding.

    DUTIES: The faculty member will be appointed in the Department of Kinesiology which is one of four departments in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The appointee will be considered for tenure, promotion and merit on the basis of excellence in research, teaching, service and other assigned duties.
    Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Kinesiology Department

    • Establishing and developing an active research program with an independent base of support funds that may originate from diverse sources such as federal and state granting agencies, foundations, and industry collaborations

    • Overseeing graduate theses, dissertations, independent study and honors capstone projects

    • Serving on committees, panels or boards as assigned

    NEW OPPORTUNITY: The state of Massachusetts has invested $45 million in a state-of-the art Center for Personalized Health Monitoring and Biometric Sensing (involves departments of kinesiology, polymer science, electrical and computer engineering, computer science and public health) that will be focused on developing, testing and validating wearable sensors to assess gait, physical activity, cardiometabolic health, balance, sleep and related areas. The faculty member hired will have access to this facility and its many resources.

    STARTING DATE: September 1, 2014

    APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will begin December 6, 2013. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Application materials required are: a cover letter describing research expertise, teaching philosophy and future professional plans along with a curriculum vitae and three letters of reference and should be submitted to

    For questions about the position, the Department or the University in general, contact Dr. Barry Braun at (

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and is home to over 20,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The University of Massachusetts is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity.

    The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.