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The Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in Biomechanics with support expertise in Exercise Physiology or Motor Control to begin September 2017.
Position: Assistant Professor. Tenure-track. Nine-month appointment.
Faculty Responsibilities: Activities required of all tenure-track faculty include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, advising undergraduate students, supervising graduate students, curriculum development, while maintaining productive research program. Additional responsibilities include committee service at departmental, college, and/or university levels.
Qualifications: Candidate must have an earned doctorate degree in Kinesiology (Biomechanics emphasis) or related discipline (ABD will be considered). Successful candidates must show ability to develop a focused line of research, publish in relevant peer-reviewed journals, and a record of submitting proposals for internal or external funding. ABD applicants will be considered with the expectation that the doctorate will be completed within the first year of employment.
Department and University Information: The Department of Kinesiology (http://education.latech.edu/departments/kinesiology/) at Louisiana Tech University, which is in the College of Education, is housed within Scotty Robertson Memorial Gym and has three lab spaces. Most recently, the 2,000 sq. ft. Sport and Movement Science Laboratory has been created for teaching and research. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Kinesiology/Health Promotion (Clinical and Health concentrations) and Health & Physical Education (K-12 NCATE accredited teaching licensure program), and the Master of Science degree with concentrations in Administration of Sport and Physical Activity and Sports Performance. Louisiana Tech University (http://www.latech.edu) is a selective admissions public university with approximately 12,000 students. The university is accredited to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Located in North Central Louisiana between Shreveport and Monroe, Ruston (http://www.rustonlincoln.com), a town of over 22,000, is known for its arts, historic downtown district, life-enriching recreational and athletic activities, and friendly college town atmosphere. Louisiana Tech University provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching and research environment to ensure student and faculty success.
Application Process: Review of applications has begun on October 17th, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Applicants must submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references (electronic submission preferred). Official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate. Email required materials to:
Dr. Jean Chen, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3176
Ruston, LA 71272
Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. As a Louisiana public university, Louisiana Tech University makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.
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