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Department of Kinesiology/Assistant Professor, Tenure-track, nine-month appointment

Institution:  Louisiana Tech University
Location:  Ruston, LA
Category:  Faculty - Health - Physical Education and Kinesiology
Posted:  05/31/2017
Application Due:  Open Until Filled
Type:  Full Time

The Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics with support expertise in Exercise Physiology, Exercise and Sport Science, or Motor Control to begin as early as September 2017.

Position: Assistant Professor. Tenure-track. Nine-month appointment.

Faculty Responsibilities: 

  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Kinesiology.
  • Courses will include an emphasis in biomechanics, applied anatomy and kinesiology, laboratory techniques in sport performance, and mechanisms of sport injury and rehabilitation.
  • Mentoring graduate student directed research projects, graduate administrative duties, and curriculum development.
  • Conduct research.
  • Committee service at departmental, college, and/or university levels.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have an earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related discipline, emphasis in biomechanics.
  • ABD applicants will be considered with the expectation that the doctorate will be completed within the first year of employment.
  • 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.
  • A commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarly productivity.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with departmental research projects.

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 currently has three lab spaces for teaching and research (http://www.latechsportscience.org).

The Department offers three Bachelor of Science degrees; Exercise & Health Promotion, Health & Physical Education (K-12 NCATE accredited teaching licensure program), and Kinesiology & Health Sciences, and a Master of Science degree with concentrations in Administration of Sport and Physical Activity or 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 will begin immediately 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
Phone: 318-257-5463
Fax: 318-257-4950
Email: ychen@latech.edu

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.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Postal Address:

Dr. Jean Chen, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3176
Ruston, LA 71272

 
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