Department Chair, Kinesiology
East Carolina University
Position # 937211
The Department of Kinesiology is one of six departments in the College of Health and Human Performance offering seven academic programs: BS in Exercise Physiology, BS in Health Fitness Specialist, BS in Physical Education, BS in Sports Studies, MAEd in Physical Education, MS in Exercise and Sport Science and a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, with the PhD program ranking in the top 20 of the most recent National Academy of Kinesiology and National Research Council rankings. Our internationally known faculty are collaborative, interdisciplinary, and successful in both extramural funded research and innovative teaching. They enthusiastically engage our students in and out of the classroom through interactive lectures, research collaboration, community service projects, as well as other activities. Our distinct research labs support our academic programs as well as provide opportunities for faculty and student research. Faculty and students conduct research in fields related to Exercise Physiology, Cellular Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Control, Adapted Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Physical Activity and Promotion, Sport Management, and diseases affecting the human condition.
Job Duties: The Chair of Kinesiology is the leader of the department and is responsible for promoting quality instruction and mentoring; fostering and supporting diverse forms of scholarship that positively impact the human condition; advocating for faculty and students within the department; and applying expertise in innovative ways that benefit collaborators from campus, the community and the discipline. The selected candidate will value and possess the interest and skills to actively engage with the public including developing and maintaining relationships with alumni and other communities of interest. Excellent skills in managing people, fundraising, research, collaboration, and interpersonal communication also are essential. As the department administrator, the Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance.

East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the University’s diversity goal, the Department of Kinesiology strongly encourages applicants from historically underrepresented groups.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field; demonstrated administrative experience; demonstrated record of scholarship, and teaching effectiveness commensurate with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and appointment to the University Graduate Faculty; evidence of the ability to interact effectively with faculty members, administrators and students; and commitment to diversity in higher education. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Qualifications: history of success in obtaining external funding
See:
https://ecu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24732 to apply for this position.
Please direct questions to: Dr. Sharon Ballard, KINE Search Committee Chair/ College of Health & Human Performance / East Carolina University/ Greenville, NC 27858-4353 / 252-328-4220/ ballards@ecu.edu