The Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University announces two nine-month tenure track faculty positions. The start date is negotiable, but no later than August 2019.

Full/Associate/ Assistant Professor-Tenure Track (#937258)
Duties include providing instruction and mentoring to undergraduate and/or graduate students in the area of exercise physiology (including but not limited to contributing to classes such as Translational Exercise Physiology, Bioenergetics and Independent Research Internships); maintaining a strong publication record examining human health, especially in relation to the positive effects of physical activity/exercise; have, or be developing, an externally funded research program; and engaging in service roles within the university, community and profession. Preference will be given to those with a consistent record of external funding, and demonstrated leadership in supporting doctoral student training and research.

Associate/ Assistant Professor-Tenure Track (#937295)
Duties include providing instruction, advising, and mentoring to undergraduate and/or graduate students consistent with the department’s instructional/training mission and supporting one or more of the concentration areas in the doctoral program in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science; maintaining a strong publication record and funding consistent with rank and responsibilities, and engaging in service roles within the university, community and profession.

Minimum Qualifications: A doctoral degree in Kinesiology or closely related field (including but not limited to: Exercise and Sport Science, Applied Physiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Exercise Physiology, Physiology, Public Health, Psychology, or Rehabilitation Science).

Preferred Qualifications: Post-doctoral experience in kinesiology or a closely related field.

The successful candidate is expected to develop/further enhance a nationally recognized research program evidenced by a strong record of impactful publications and external funding. The successful candidate will compliment current department human health related research strengths (for example: adult and pediatric obesity, aging, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal injury, physical activity behaviors, skeletal muscle hypertrophic regulation, and skeletal muscle metabolism) in areas such as biomechanics and motor control, cellular and molecular physiology, exercise physiology and behavioral science, and nutritional exercise physiology. Substantial opportunities for collaborative research exist with faculty in the College of Health and Human Performance, Brody School of Medicine, and Departments of Public Health, Psychology, and Nutrition Science. Candidates will be eligible for an affiliation with institutional and departmental laboratories and centers that include but are not limited to the Human Performance Laboratory and East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute Several department faculty are also affiliated with the Eastern Carolina Chapter of Neuroscience (ECCSfN;

The successful candidate will also teach in the area of their expertise and add to the department’s reputation for delivering outstanding student development activities through thoughtfully crafted academic programs that emphasize training, discovery, and leadership in collaborative environments. Additional responsibilities include providing service to the university, community, and profession along with directing doctoral and master’s thesis research projects.

The Department of Kinesiology offers several academic programs and a variety of experiences for students. Our undergraduate academic programs include a B.S. in Exercise Physiology, B.S. in Health Fitness Specialist, B.S. in Physical Education, and B.S. in Sports Studies. Our graduate programs include a M.S. in Kinesiology (with concentrations in Adapted Physical Education, Biomechanics and Motor Control, Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity Promotion, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Sport Management), a MAEd/M.A.T. in Physical Education, and a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science (with concentrations in Biomechanics and Motor Control, Cellular and Molecular Bioenergetics, Exercise Physiology and Behavioral Science, and Nutritional Exercise Physiology).

Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue until suitable candidates are found. Applications received by October 1, 2018 will be reviewed by the search committee to determine which applicants most strongly meet the required qualifications. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed to be fully reviewed.

Interested candidates should submit an online ECU application to ECU Human Resources at & In addition to a candidate profile, candidates must also submit the following documents online: (1) letter of application addressing position description, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of up to 3 pages detailing the candidates’ planned research agenda, (4) a statement of teaching/student mentoring philosophy, and (5) a list of three references with contact information. Three letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
For additional information please email the chairs of the search committee: Dr. Zac Domire ( and Dr. Joe Houmard (

East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Additional Information about ECU and Greenville:
East Carolina University was founded in 1907 and is home to nearly 29,000 students. The University is one of the largest in the University of North Carolina system and is rapidly growing. East Carolina University (ECU) strives to facilitate student, staff, faculty and community development such that we “Capture Our Horizon” on an individual and collective basis. ECU is located in Greenville, North Carolina.

The Department of Kinesiology at East Carolina has over 100 graduate students. The National Academy of Kinesiology has consistently ranked East Carolina’s Bioenergetics and Exercise Science Program among the top programs in the nation.

Greenville is located nearly in the middle between Raleigh NC and the Atlantic coast.
The city of Greenville has a population of approximately 90,000 people. Greenville has a relatively mild climate (average summer temperature - 84oF; average winter temperature - 44o F) and will experience all four seasons. Greenville has a cost of living approximately 10% lower than the US average.

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