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  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Kinesiology

    Position/Title: Assistant/Associate Professor of Kinesiology
    (Tenure Track, 9-month position)

    Review Date: Review of applications begins October 18th and will continue until the position is filled.

    Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience

    Department Description: The Department of Kinesiology has an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 450 majors, and provides Bachelors of Science degrees in Kinesiology (member of AKA and ERP through the NSCA), Dance, and Athletic Training (CAATE accredited). The department also offers a PhD in Kinesiology and anticipates a Master’s of Science in Athletic Training (2023). The department has active research faculty in exercise physiology, motor behavior, physical education pedagogy, sport/exercise psychology, and biomechanics. The department houses several labs, including biochemistry, motor behavior and sport psychology, biomechanics, strength and conditioning, and pedagogy. Please see the department website for additional information:

    Required Qualifications: The candidates must:
    1. Possess an earned doctorate from an accredited institution of higher education in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field; or be ABD with a graduation date prior to the start at NMSU.
    2. Be able to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction in the area of Exercise Physiology, Anatomy and Physiology, and at least one of the areas listed under preferred qualifications;
    3. Provide clear evidence of an ability to conduct a focused line of research and publish in quality peer-reviewed journals.

    Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to those candidates who:
    1. Ability to effectively teach in one or more of the following areas: Exercise Prescription, Advanced Exercise Physiology, Pathophysiology, Introduction to Kinesiology, and/or other Kinesiology related areas.
    2. Provide graduate instruction in Exercise Physiology.
    3. Provide evidence of the ability to secure external funding.
    4. Possess the ability to recruit and mentor graduate students.
    5. Demonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills.

    Position Responsibilities: The New Mexico State University Department of Kinesiology is seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track assistant professor that will assist in achieving the department’s mission of teaching, research, and service. The faculty member must be able to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction in the area of Anatomy and Physiology and will have responsibility in at least one other area of undergraduate or graduate instruction (i.e., Advanced Exercise Physiology). The faculty member must demonstrate a strong scholarly record in a focused line of research, will be expected to pursue external funding, and be able to mentor doctoral students. In addition, the faculty member will participate in faculty governance, strategic planning, curriculum review, student outcome assessment, and advisement of undergraduate and graduate students. Finally, faculty members in the department of Kinesiology are expected to embrace and demonstrate a commitment to LEADS 2025:

    Applications: Please submit a cover letter (that highlights your teaching philosophy, research agenda, and service), curriculum vita, unofficial transcripts, and names and contact information of at least three individuals who can provide information regarding your qualifications. All application materials should be submitted electronically to (insert link).

    About the University: New Mexico State University is a research extensive university founded in 1888 as a land grant institution. It has 86 areas of undergraduate study in six undergraduate colleges, 40 areas of study on the master's level, and 19 on the doctoral level. More than 16,000 students study on the 6,250 acre campus. The College of Education is a member of the prestigious Holmes Group and has an enrollment of 1,500 undergraduate and 600 graduate students. NMSU is located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, a community of 100,000 with approximately 300 days of sunshine a year.

    New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Executive Director, Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator, Office of Institutional Equity, P.O. Box 30001, E. 1130 University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY)

    For more information about New Mexico State University, visit our Web site at:, or to view complete position details visit

    To apply:

    For questions, contact Dr. Christopher Aiken,