Department of Health and Human Development
College of Education, Health and Human Development
Montana State University, Bozeman Montana

The Position: The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Health and Human Performance. We are specifically seeking applicants with a background in motor behavior sub-disciplines (i.e. motor control, motor learning, motor development, neuromotor physiology, neuromotor control). The position is a tenure-track academic year appointment with potential for summer employment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develop and teach undergraduate courses in motor control and learning for students in the Health and Human Performance major.
2. Develop and teach graduate courses in motor control and learning for students in the Exercise and Nutrition Science MS program.
3. Develop an independent, extramurally-funded research program in their area of expertise.
4. Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
5. Participate on departmental, college, and university committees, as appropriate.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or other related field with emphasis in a motor behavior sub-discipline (i.e. motor control, motor learning, motor development, neuromotor physiology, neuromotor control). ABD considered, however, doctorate must be complete upon start date of August 16th, 2019.
  2. Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in motor control or related field.
  3. A record of scholarly activity including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.


Preferred Qualifications


  1. Expertise in the development, use, and maintenance of lab equipment appropriate for research in motor behavior sub-disciplines.
  2. Demonstrated experience with multidisciplinary teaching and research.
  3. Demonstrated ability to apply kinesiology principles to a variety of human movement areas (sports, rehabilitation, ergonomics, health and fitness).
  4. Demonstrated ability to advise students to develop the experience and skills for careers and post-graduate education.


The Program: The undergraduate Health and Human Performance major focuses on physiological, anatomical, biomechanical, and nutritional sciences which provide a foundation for human movement and application of those scientific domains and related technologies to the areas of health and wellness, exercise training, and performance. It is the largest program in the Department with close to 500 majors. The graduate program in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences emphasizes research experiences in Department laboratories, gaining teaching experiences in undergraduate laboratory sections, and collaborating with clinical partners in the community.

The Department: The Department of Health and Human Development is located in the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD). It is a diverse department with a unifying mission to enrich human well-being through teaching, research, and outreach.

Application Process: Screening of applications will begin on December 1st, 2018; however applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

For a complete position announcement and information regarding how to apply, visit the MSU jobs website at: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/13602. Applicants will complete the application materials online and will be required to upload the following:
1. A cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications.
2. A curriculum vitae.
3. A statement of current and future research interest.
4. A statement of teaching philosophy.
5. Names and contact information for three to five professional references.

Questions: For questions regarding this position please contact:
Dr. Debby Haynes, Department Chair
Department of Health and Human Development
406-994-3242, dhaynes@montana.edu