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  • Assistant/Associate Professor- Utah State University

    Assistant or Associate Professor Position
    Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

    Position Summary
    The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science (KHS) at Utah State University invites applicants for a tenure-track, nine-month academic year position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (depending on qualifications) beginning in August 2019. We are seeking individuals with research interests in biomechanics, neuromechanics, sport/injury biomechanics, muscle biomechanics, or wearable technology as it relates to postural control, human motion and physiology. Expectations for this position include the maintenance of a focused and scholarly line of funded research, and teaching undergraduate and / or graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise. Review of applicants will begin January 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

    Position Responsibilities:
    • Conduct and publish research in area of expertise; start-up support is provided. Competitive internal university grant funds are also available.
    • Pursue external funding for research.
    • Teach one to two kinesiology courses (e.g., biomechanics) per semester. Course releases are negotiable with external funding.
    • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
    • Serve on and chair graduate student research committees.
    • Provide service to university, community, state, and profession.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a closely related field prior to the date of appointment (August 2019).
    • Evidence of the ability to develop a research program that can be supported by external funding.
    • Evidence of the ability to be an effective teacher and mentor.
    • Demonstrate a commitment to collaboration and collegiality among peers and constituents.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a closely related field.
    • Established program of research as evidenced by a consistent record of peer reviewed publications during the preceding six years.
    • Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding.
    • Evidence of demonstrated teaching effectiveness (e.g., student course evaluations).
    • Evidence of quality service to the profession.

    Preferred Qualifications Regardless of Rank:
    • Post-doctoral research experience and a history of obtaining extramural funding.
    • A consistent publication record.
    • Previous university experience with positive teaching evaluations.
    • Preference will be given to candidates that have a strong background or expertise in clinical settings and/or populations.

    Along with your on-line application, please attach:
    • A cover letter;
    • A curriculum vita;
    • Contact information for three references;
    • Academic transcript of your terminal degree.

    Inquiries may be directed to the department head, Dr. Eadric Bressel (435 797-7216; or the committee chair, Dr. John Kras (435 797-3881;

    To view this job or apply please view the following site:

    Department/University Highlights:
    The KHS Department provides a dynamic, high quality, accredited program of education and training in Kinesiology and Health Science. Our campus-based and off-campus graduate programs provide, MS, MED, MPH and PhD degrees to students who teach, provide community leadership, work in industry, or conduct research. In addition to academic degrees, there are numerous research laboratories that provide resources for conducting exceptional research ( More than 1000 undergraduate and 90 graduate students are currently matriculated in our programs.

    Utah State University (USU) is a Carnegie Doctoral land-grant university of higher research activity. It is in the top 3% of higher education institutions in the country. The College of Education and Human Services is ranked 6th nationally in external funding with over $46 million in external grants and contracts (US News and World Report, 2017). It is one of the largest colleges of education in the nation, with eight departments, an elementary laboratory school, over 130 tenure-track faculty, and hundreds of research-supported employees.

    Surrounded by the Bear River Range and the Wellsville Mountains, Logan, Utah is located in the beautiful Cache Valley and is within a day’s drive of six national parks. The surrounding mountains, ski resorts, trails, lakes, and rivers situate Utah State University in one of the finest recreational environments in the nation. Logan is an attractive, safe, family friendly, and affordable college town with a pleasant art and entertainment scene that provides a unique living-learning lifestyle. To learn more about Cache Valley, visit