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Assistant Professor in Motor Behavior, Louisiana State University

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  • Assistant Professor in Motor Behavior, Louisiana State University


    The School of Kinesiology announces the availability of two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level in Motor Behavior with a commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, and service. The appointments will be effective August 15, 2019.

    Websites: The Louisiana State University (LSU) website address is The Kinesiology website address is

    Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a related field, and possess a willingness to work with other faculty on collaborative projects. The candidates for both positions are expected to have or develop an externally funded research program which will complement the current research foci of the four faculty members in motor behavior. Furthermore, the candidates must have an aptitude to teach undergraduate classes in motor learning, motor development, and/or biomechanics. The candidates are also expected to teach graduate courses related to their expertise. Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate students and performing professional service to the university, community, and profession. Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with current external funding and/or post-doctoral experience with a research focus that is both unique and augments current faculty research foci, such as motor behavior/biomechanics across the life span, motor behavioral/biomechanical aspects of physical training and/or safety, assistive robotics, and/or rehabilitation.

    Responsibilities: (1) Conduct scholarly research; (2) teach undergraduate and graduate classes; (3) advise graduate students; (4) direct theses and dissertations; (5) seek external support for scholarly activities aimed at building an externally funded research program; and (6) perform service to the school, college, university, and profession.

    Rank (both positions): Assistant Professor.

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    Application Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until both positions are filled.

    Application Procedures: Applications should include a letter of application including previous university teaching experience, a research statement, a current curriculum vita, copies of graduate study transcripts, and the names and contact information of three people who could be asked to write letters of recommendation. The application materials should be submitted on line at:

    Questions should be directed to:

    Dr. Jan M. Hondzinski
    Motor Behavior Search Committee Chair
    School of Kinesiology
    112 HP Long Fieldhouse
    Louisiana State University
    Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7101
    Phone: 225-578-9144 Fax: 225-578-3680 E-mail:

    LSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disabilities, or veteran’s status.