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  • Chairperson, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (University of Delaware; Newark, DE, USA)

    Job no: 499450
    College / VP Area: College of Health Sciences
    Work type: Staff
    Location: Newark
    Categories: Kinesiology & Applied Physiology, Full Time

    Department Chair

    Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

    The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Chair. We seek a visionary academic with leadership experience who understands all facets of departmental life including instructional delivery, scholarship, external funding, resource/personnel management, and engagement with department stakeholders. We value a candidate who demonstrates a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education and will foster innovative teaching and scholarship. The candidate should have an earned doctorate in kinesiology or a related field and be eligible for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The candidate is expected to promote a community and climate that is inclusive, collaborative, connected, and supportive, in turn enacting the College and University’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, including efforts to diversify students and faculty.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology ( is comprised of 26 faculty, approximately 750 undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Science, Human Physiology, and Sports Health, and approximately 100 graduate students pursuing Master of Science degrees in Athletic Training, Clinical Exercise Physiology, and Exercise Science, as well as doctoral degrees in Applied Physiology and Biomechanics and Movement Sciences. The Department values excellent teaching and student engagement, which enhances the University’s efforts to provide a supportive environment, while promoting diversity and fostering teaching innovation, including the use of instructional technology and creative course development.

    The College of Health Sciences is a dynamic, innovative academic unit with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and 131 faculty, who are nationally recognized leaders across multiple disciplines. The College is housed in multiple buildings on the traditional main campus, but also is an anchor tenant of the University’s Science, Technology, and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. STAR has become an exciting center that combines business, research and education, focused on leading topics in health science, biopharmaceuticals, data science, engineering, finance and other cross-cutting fields of study. In addition to Kinesiology and Applied Physiology (ranked #5 according to the National Academy of Kinesiology), the College also includes academic departments or programs in Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Epidemiology, Medical and Molecular Sciences, Physical Therapy (ranked Home by US News and World Report), and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $19.5 million, the college currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH, NSF, DoD as well as industry and foundation funding. The college boasts strong research teams in the areas of neurological disorders, cardiovascular health, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as rehabilitation science and concussion.

    With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities and people with disabilities. The University of Delaware is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant, focused on enhancing the climate of the university for women and underrepresented minority faculty. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 18,000 undergraduates and 4,500 graduate students.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the UD benefits package is one of the best in the nation. The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education. Relocation funds are available. Appointment date is negotiable.

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For inquiries, contact: Esther Biswas-Fiss, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, 302-831-2912,

    The University of Delaware is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Title IX institution. For the University’s complete non-discrimination statement, please visit

    Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
    The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

    Applications close: Open until filled

    Posted by:
    Jeremy R. Crenshaw, PhD
    Associate Professor
    Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
    Biomechanics and Movement Science
    University of Delaware