WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies & Educational/Counseling Psychology
Assistant Professor (tenure track), Kinesiology
Position # 039086
Washington State University is a major research university where teaching, research and service are all highly valued. The Kinesiology Program is housed within the Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Studies & Educational/Counseling Psychology in the College of Education. WSU Kinesiology has two program areas, Sport Science and Athletic Training. In addition to the undergraduate degree in Sport Science and Masters in Athletic training, a graduate degree in Kinesiology is undergoing review. WSU is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a Highest Research Activity Institution and has six campuses (Pullman, Everett, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver and Global). The Pullman campus is the primary campus and is located in the rural rolling hills of the Palouse region in eastern Washington State.
The Kinesiology Program (located within the College of Education on the Pullman campus) is seeking applications for an assistant professor position in a tenure track, 9-month position with possibility of summer employment. Applicants will be expected to successfully conduct research and teach coursework within their expertise area as well as provide service and community engagement. We are seeking candidates with a clear research agenda and strong commitment to a focused line of research. Preferred areas of scholarship include, but are not limited to, Motor Behavior in the areas of motor development, motor learning, motor control, or neuro-motor control. Candidates should be emerging scholars with demonstrated capacity to pursue their research agenda with preference given to those with post-doctoral research and/or grant experience. Additionally, candidates are sought who can demonstrate engagement in interdisciplinary work and foster scholarly connections among current faculty (current department expertise includes biomechanics, physiology, psychology, research methodology and statistics) and across the university.
The Kinesiology program seeks candidates who can contribute to innovative research, teaching, and service activities integrating kinesiology into campus and community entities. Candidates will be expected to contribute to development of the proposed Kinesiology graduate program in addition to the current undergraduate programs. The College of Education seeks applicants with a demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds and ideologies in a global environment.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in kinesiology or related field by the date of hire. ABDs may apply. Candidates must also demonstrate the potential to sustain a programmatic line of research (e.g. peer reviewed publications, conference presentations, or acquisition of external funding).
Preference will be given to candidates with external funding and/or post-doctoral experience. Strong candidates will show a commitment to quality teaching within kinesiology, mentoring of students, and service to the program, college and profession. We seek faculty members to join our team who can demonstrate the ability to conduct interdisciplinary research with units across campus (e.g., Neuroscience, Bioengineering, Extension, Prevention Science, Biology).
Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled. The targeted starting date is August 16, 2019. Applicants should apply online at www.wsujobs.com
1. A letter of application that specifically addresses required and preferred qualifications in the position description, including a research agenda and how the agenda aligns with WSU priorities and current external funding priorities.
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references who may be contacted and can speak to the qualifications for this position.
For additional information, contact Lynn Buckley, Search Support Manager, or Sarah Ullrich-French, Search Committee Chair, . Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Research start-up package is available and negotiable based on research needs.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/). Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam era or disabled veterans, persons of disability and/or persons aged 40 and over are encouraged to apply.