Job Description: The College of Human Sciences and Education at Louisiana State University (LSU) invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, School of Kinesiology (https://www.lsu.edu/chse/kinesiology/). LSU is a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant institution, and a Carnegie Foundation designated Doctoral/Very High Research Activity university. With more than $324 million in annual research expenditures, 1600 faculty, and 37,000 students, LSU serves as the Flagship University of the State of Louisiana and is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and service.
The School of Kinesiology is one of the largest and highest performing academic units at LSU with 36 faculty/teaching staff and 17 research labs. The School of Kinesiology, located in the heart of the Baton Rouge campus, is housed in the newly renovated Huey P. Long Field House and Gym Armory, which contain more than 49,000 sqft. of research and teaching labs, classrooms, meeting and office spaces, and a wellness center. The School specializes in the following program areas:
- Athletic Training
- Behavioral, Psychological, and Pedagogical Sciences
- Exercise Physiology
- Motor Behavior
- Sport Administration/Management
The School of Kinesiology has prolific undergraduate and graduate programs with on-campus and online opportunities. Graduate degrees offered by the School of Kinesiology include the M.S. Kinesiology, M.S. Athletic Training, M.S. Sport Management, Ph.D. Kinesiology, and the Ph.D. Kinesiology – Sport Management Concentration programs. Undergraduate programs include the B.S. Kinesiology program which offers multiple degree concentrations, including: Fitness Studies, Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification, Human Movement Science, Physical Activity and Health, and Pre-Athletic Training. The B.S. Sport Administration program offers Sport Leadership and Sport Commerce concentrations, and undergraduate minor degree opportunities are offered for Coach Education, Health Sciences, and Sport Studies. The School’s degree programs are accredited through bodies such as the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in kinesiology or related discipline and eligibility for membership on the graduate faculty at the rank of professor; vision for kinesiology as a multidisciplinary unit; a strong scholarly record and demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching; evidence of excellence in university-level leadership roles, faculty recruitment, partnership building and administrative experiences such as supervision, program development, assessment, and academic accreditation.
Additional Desired Qualifications: The successful candidate is expected to have the capacity to lead the School toward a scholarship-focused vision; a history of faculty mentorship; active engagement in national- and international-level professional organizations; the capacity for building consensus, sharing governance, and working conjointly with other departments, schools, colleges, and universities; the capability to promote acquisition of resources needed to support scholarly activity and motivate faculty toward sponsored scholarship productivity; team communications and management skill; and the capacity to administer an annual budget. The successful candidate will demonstrate an inclusive and humanistic style of leadership that exhibits courage and commitment to diversity among faculty, staff and students.
Responsibilities: The Director will serve as a member of the college’s Administrative Council, comprised of the Dean’s leadership team; report to the Dean of the LSU College of Human Sciences and Education; and serve as the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer for the School of Kinesiology. Responsibilities include organizing and maintaining personnel and other resources in the School; providing leadership and support for teaching, research, scholarship, publishing, professional activities, and external funding; promoting development and fundraising that support the University’s flagship agenda; representing the School at regular meetings and other planning sessions that have college or University-wide implications; and developing partnerships and working alliances with the business community, local agencies, and other external organizations.
An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a 12-month administrative position with a starting date of July 1, 2024. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, submit application materials by October 31, 2023.
Special Instructions: Please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), a leadership statement, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of five professional references with your electronic application. Official transcripts are required prior to hire. For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact Rob Lyles, Assistant Dean of Administration, at .
Posting Date: September 1, 2023
Closing Date: Open Until Filled