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Assistant Professor-Exercise Physiology-Kinesiology

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Commensurate with Qualifications.
Posted Date
Oct 25, 2022
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East Carolina University 

Assistant Professor-Exercise Physiology-Kinesiology
Vacancy #: 937207
Recruitment Range: 
Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview

The Department of Kinesiology is one of six academic units in the College of Health and Human Performance offering seven degree programs: BS in Exercise Physiology, BS in Health Fitness Specialist, BS in Physical Education, BS in Sports Studies, MAEd in Physical Education, MS in Kinesiology and a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, with near 1300 majors and over 35 full time faculty. Our internationally known faculty are collaborative, interdisciplinary, and successful in both extramural funded research and innovative teaching. They enthusiastically engage our students in and out of the classroom through interactive lectures, research collaboration, community service projects, as well as other activities. Our distinct research labs support our academic programs as well as provide opportunities for faculty and student research. Faculty and students conduct research in fields related to Exercise Physiology, Cellular Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Control, Adapted Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Sport Management, and Pedagogy.

Job Duties

The Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University seeks to fill one nine-month, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2023.

  • Applicants at the Assistant Professor level will be considered. Physiology and research focus on the Candidates engaged in translational research are also encouraged to apply.
  • Competitive start-up funding will be allocated to support the research programs for this position.
  • The successful candidates will: Develop and maintain a strong publication record.
  • Develop an externally funded research program.
  • Have the potential for or a record of teaching at the college level, including online or hybrid formats, to support the Department’s educational mission.
  • Provide mentoring for graduate students in the Bioenergetics and Exercise Science PhD program and in the Department’s MS degree program.
  • Provide professional service to the university, community, and profession.

Contingent on Available funding

Minimum Education/Experience

  • A Doctoral degree and relevant post-doctoral training or job experience in exercise physiology, exercise science, Kinesiology, or a closely related field are required (such as but not limited to Exercise Psychology, Human Performance, Movement Studies, Bioenergetics, Physiology.)
  • Qualifying degrees must be received from regionally accredited institutions.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Candidates with a background in exercise physiology and research experience focused on using exercise or physical activity as an intervention to promote human health.

Candidates with a clear potential for, or demonstrated experience in, teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate students, including students from diverse backgrounds, will also be preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicant

In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at (1) A cover letter addressing their Interest in the position and a statement of teaching philosophy, (2) a concise research plan, (3) a list of three references with contact information, (4) current curriculum vitae.

  • As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted
  • Official transcripts, two to three original letters of reference, criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.
  • Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Lee Gaylord (KINE Search 937207) 1000 E. 5th Street, ECU, Rivers W 238, Mailstop 505, Greenville, NC 27858
  • For questions regarding the application process, the program or the specific position, contact the search committee chair: Joe Houmard or Nick Broskey
  • Salary is competitive and commensurate with achievement and experience. It is expected that this position will begin August 2023
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 937207 to ECU Human Resources at

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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