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Kinesiology Department Chair, Seattle U (Seattle, WA, USA) - Biomechanist preferred

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  • Kinesiology Department Chair, Seattle U (Seattle, WA, USA) - Biomechanist preferred

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    The College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Kinesiology Department (tenure-track position, Associate/Full Professor) beginning July 1, 2018. The Chair is the liaison between the Department and the Dean of the college. The department has developed a Master of Science in Movement Science proposal, the new chair would have the opportunity to have a key voice and role in the progression and establishment of that program.

    Responsibilities for all faculty at Seattle University include teaching, research, and service. In addition, the Chairís responsibilities include: leading strategic planning, managing budget and resources, implementing curricular changes, supervising faculty and staff, leading new faculty appointments, mentoring, promotion and tenure processes, managing laboratory resources, teaching in her/his area of expertise, engaging in scholarly research, and advancing the Universityís mission. The academic division of the department currently offers an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science (B.S.). The curriculum focuses on applying the principles and concepts of biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition and psychology to the study of the human body's responses and adaptions to acute and chronic bouts of physical activity. A large percentage of students completing the degree pursue graduate education in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, nutrition, or other research-based Masterís or Doctoral programs. For additional information, go to: Applicants with a passion for guiding a rigorous, popular, and rapidly maturing program through strategic development and growth are encouraged to apply.

    Ph.D. in a kinesiology-related discipline (or equivalent terminal degree), history of academic leadership and/or administrative experience, evidence of excellence in teaching, an established publishing record, strong interpersonal communication skills, and a broad understanding of the operation of divisions in higher education. Preferred qualifications include expertise in either biomechanics, motor control, or exercise physiology.

    Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges. U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
    In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

    Application Instructions
    A link to the Seattle University Careers website to apply online for position (note: all applicants must apply through the on-line system) Applicants must submit the following documents: 1) Cover letter; 2) Curriculum vitae; 3) Teaching experience and philosophy and/or evidence of teaching effectiveness or potential; 4) Research (scholarly work) accomplishments and plan; and 5) a statement reflecting on the mission of Seattle University and how the candidate shares and expresses aspects of our mission through their course instruction, research or service activities, including experiences working with diversity issues, a diverse student population and multicultural environments. Review of applications will begin on 12/20/2017. Open until filled. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Kevin Krycka, Psy.D. Search Committee Chair, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,, 206-296-5398.

    -Molly Welsh, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology Department, Seattle University,