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Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
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Oct 25, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology

Michigan State University College of Education

East Lansing, MI, USA

The Department of Kinesiology ( at Michigan State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-system position in exercise physiology, at the assistant professor rank, to begin in August 2023. Both Michigan State University and the Department of Kinesiology actively promote a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

We are seeking qualified candidates with expertise in exercise physiology. Candidates who can complement our interdisciplinary work in cardiovascular physiology and those with experience in translating laboratory discovery to practical application (“benchtop to bedside”) are particularly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will enhance the research and grant portfolio of our department; will be committed to high-quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students; and will value service to the institution, profession, and community. The department is particularly interested in individuals with a history of promoting diversity in their research, teaching, and service.


  • Develop and maintain a scholarly research program that will augment departmental strengths
  • Seek and obtain external funding at a level that would permit continuous, stable research activity
  • Teach in all modes of delivery (face-to-face and online) and at all levels in areas of expertise and departmental curricular need
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at both the master’s and Ph.D. levels
  • Perform service appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community


NOTE: The university is requiring all students, faculty, and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more:

This is an annual position with a desired start date of August 15, 2023. Review of applications began on November 18, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Required qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in kinesiology or related field, with an emphasis in exercise physiology (degree conferred by August 15, 2023)

Desired qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants who have post-doctoral experience, can complement our interdisciplinary work in cardiovascular physiology, and those with experience in translating laboratory discovery to practical application (“benchtop to bedside”). However, all applicants with outstanding record in any domain of health-related exercise physiology (e.g., metabolism, muscle biology, aging, genetics, immunobiology) will be given fair and careful consideration. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to carry out cutting edge research, substantial potential for obtaining external funding, strong commitment to teaching and mentorship of students, and initiative in building an equitable and diverse scholarly and instructional environment.

About the MSU College of Education

In the highly ranked College of Education, our community of scholars is committed to improving practice through the land-grant mission of Michigan State University. We conduct research that makes an impact on education, health, and well-being around the world. We welcome colleagues who demonstrate excellence and innovation in teaching, collaborate across fields of study, and strive to enact equity and inclusion in their work. Please see our website,, for more information about working in the college and a full list of open positions.

Instructions to applicants

Online application via is required, see posting #820217. Interested candidates must include:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses the relation of the candidate’s interests to the ongoing research and instructional activities of the department
  • Curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications with active Digital Object Identifier (DOI) links, record of research funding, teaching, and mentoring roles, contributions to the academic community, and efforts in public outreach
  • Detailed research statement highlighting past research accomplishments and future plans, emphasizing the ability of the applicant to conduct independent research; this statement should also address the applicant’s experience or plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within the kinesiology research community
  • Teaching statement describing the applicant’s experience and future goals in instruction and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students; we strongly encourage including information about the candidate’s experience or plans to create an inclusive and stable learning environment for students
  • Contact information for three individuals who have agreed to serve as references. All three individuals should be able to attest to the applicant’s professional integrity and collegiality, at least two should be knowledgeable regarding the applicant’s current research and future plans, and at least one should be able to address the applicant’s instructional experience and ability. Written letters of recommendation will be requested for candidates who are invited to interviews.

If you have any questions, please contact Search Committee Chair David Ferguson (

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About Michigan State University

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 165 years. One of the world's leading research universities, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery to make a better, safer, healthier world for all while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Land acknowledgement

Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg—Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. The university resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

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