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Assistant Professor-Integrative Exercise Physiology

University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Education and Human Development
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary offers DOQ + benefits
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2023

About the Position
The School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill a tenure-tenure track Assistant Professor position in exercise physiology. The successful candidate will have education, expertise, and research accomplishments in integrative exercise physiology, with broad specialization in the biology/physiology of aging, cardiovascular, respiratory, nutrition, autonomic control, and/or physiology of bone. The candidate will join the current exercise physiology faculty, who have expertise in body composition, metabolism, skeletal muscle physiology, endurance exercise training and performance; and an environment with extramural grants and robust internal and external sales program. The candidate will join the broader department committed to faculty development and mentoring in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will be able to align with and utilize various robust university research centers and cores, such as Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, Center for Women's Health Research, Supercomputing Institute, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, for example, across the University. The candidate would have a strong commitment to mentoring and training graduate students for students from diverse backgrounds.

This is a 9-month, full-time appointment located on the Minneapolis campus with a target start date of August 2024.

Job Responsibilities
This position will be responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining a nationally and internationally recognized independent research program in area of expertise
  • Securing internal and external funding for research agenda related to area of expertise
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and developing curriculum in areas of expertise within integrative/exercise physiology
  • Recruiting, supervising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in integrative/exercise physiology
  • Disseminating research through publications and presentations in the scientific community
  • Providing service to the school, university, community, and profession

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate, Ph.D. preferred, in Kinesiology, Physiology, Integrative Physiology, Biology or a closely related field with an emphasis in exercise physiology.
  • Evidence of a commitment to multicultural perspectives to the practice of integrative/exercise physiology.
  • Record of publication and research productivity in integrative/exercise physiology.
  • Evidence of a national and international scholarly reputation in integrative exercise physiology.
  • Evidence of experience and effective teaching skills for graduate instruction related to integrative/exercise physiology.
  • Research expertise in integrative human or animal exercise physiology is essential
  • Evidence of attention to diverse identities in teaching or professional experience, and the commitment to support the University’s work in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with people from a variety of communities, backgrounds, and identities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong record of teaching and advising of graduate and/or undergraduate students
  • Evidence of success in contributing to academic program development at the graduate level
  • Postdoctoral research in area of scientific expertise
  • Demonstration of current extramural grant support
  • Evidence of mentoring of graduate students

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online via the UMN Careers website: Application Deadline:  The initial screening of applications will begin on 10/23/2023.

This position requires that you attach the following documents as PDFs:

1) cover letter

2) detailed CV

3) names and contact information of three references

4) a statement of teaching (2-3 pages)

5) a statement of research (2-3 pages)

The teaching and research statements should include experience and interests, as well as prior and/or proposed contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. References will not be contacted until final rounds of evaluations, and applicants will be notified prior to this.

Address questions about the position to Dr. Sarah Greising, (Search Committee Chair). For general questions about the application process, contact Cindy Xiong, To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612)-624-UOHR (8687).

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

University Benefits

The University offers a comprehensive and generous benefits package including:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts Excellent retirement plans with generous employer contribution and immediate vesting Employer paid disability and life insurance Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums Disability and employer-paid life insurance Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75% of eligible tuition Employee Assistance Program

For more information specific to employee groups, please visit the benefits page

About the Department

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities has a rich tradition of research and scholarship, combined with excellence in teaching and service. The mission of the School is to enrich the quality of human life by expanding, applying, and disseminating the body of knowledge germane to human movement, physical activity, and their applied systems. Complete information on the School can be found on the website,

About the College

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD), the third largest college at the University, contributes to a just and sustainable future through engagement with the local and global communities to enhance human learning and development at all stages of the life span. We know diversity is necessary to do our best work and foster our humanity. That’s why the CEHD community is collectively dedicated to cultivating an inclusive and equitable environment, embracing and celebrating all identities of our students, staff, and faculty. These values are also a moral imperative requiring continuous proactive measures and a firm stance against prejudice, discrimination, and systemic injustice.

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

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