Assistant Professor - Health Disparities

Employer
University of Georgia
Location
Georgia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Exercise and Sport Science to begin August 1, 2023. The Department seeks to hire an Exercise Physiology faculty member with strong research and teaching skills in the area of Health Disparities.

The Assistant Professor in the area of health disparities will:
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate exercise physiology classes.
  • Develop new undergraduate/graduate classes that emphasize health disparities and/or health equity.
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research leading to publication in scholarly, refereed journals and seek external funding to support such research.
  • Provide educational assistance to individual students (e.g., recruitment, advising, and mentoring of graduate students and service on thesis and dissertation committees).
  • Contribute to service activities at the program, Department, college, university, and professional levels, including ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit all of the following:
  • A letter of application specifically responsive to the responsibilities and required qualifications of the position as described above
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (2-page maximum)
  • Teaching statement (2-page maximum)
  • Research statement (2-page maximum)
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
Transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.

Applications received by 10/15/2022, are assured of full consideration. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Chris Mojock, cmojock@uga.edu .

Posting Details

Posting Number

F1354P

Working Title

Assistant Professor - Health Disparities

Department

COE-Kinesiology

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/ ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education ( MFECOE ) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

The Department of Kinesiology has 25 full-time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of athletic training, exercise and sport science, health and physical education, and sport management and policy. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments and teaching excellence. The Department has exceptional facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus in Athens, Georgia.

College/Unit/Department website

www.coe.uga.edu/kinesiology

Posting Type

External

Retirement Plan

TRS or ORP

Employment Type

Employee

Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligible

Underutilization

Advertised Salary

Anticipated Start Date

08/01/2023

Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

Job Posting Date

08/25/2022

Job Closing Date

Open until filled

Yes

Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor

FLSA

Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field of study by the start date.

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification
  • One year or more of teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in exercise physiology.
  • Evidence of expertise and/or scholarly achievement related to health disparities with the goal of increased equity among marginalized populations. Examples include historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, disability populations, LGBTQ+ communities, veterans, women and girls, and others as prioritized by Healthy People 2030 .
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Demonstrated substantive commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?

No

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?

No

Does this position require a P-Card?

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?

No

Is driving a responsibility of this position?

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)

No

Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate exercise physiology classes.
  • Develop new undergraduate/graduate classes that emphasize health disparities and/or health equity.
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research leading to publication in scholarly, refereed journals and seek external funding to support such research.
  • Provide educational assistance to individual students (e.g., recruitment, advising, and mentoring of graduate students and service on thesis and dissertation committees).
  • Contribute to service activities at the program, Department, college, university, and professional levels, including ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion efforts.
Percentage Of Time

100

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Documents #1
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  6. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents

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