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Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology

Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Date posted
Oct 16, 2023

Associate Professor in Exercise Physiology

Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Florida State University



The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences at Florida State University is seeking an Exercise Physiology scientist to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor. Applicants are expected to have and develop an active extramurally funded research program that will enhance the Department’s ongoing research activity. Priority will be given to candidates with research focus on mitochondrial function or dynamics in diseases of the cardiovascular and/or musculoskeletal systems. The salary and startup package are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences is the 6th largest department at Florida State University (FSU) with 1,250 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The Department offers undergraduate majors in Exercise Physiology, Nutrition & Food Science, Dietetics, and Athletic Training, master’s degrees in Nutrition & Food Science, Exercise Physiology, Sports Nutrition, and Sports Sciences, and doctoral degrees in Nutrition & Food Science and Exercise Physiology. The faculty in the department have expertise in exercise physiology, nutrition, and food sciences with areas of research interest related to obesity, aging, skeletal muscle and cardiovascular physiology, sports nutrition, functional foods, the gut microbiome, cancer, smoking/vaping and alcohol abuse. The candidate will have the unique opportunity in this collaborative environment to integrate their expertise in mitochondrial function/dynamics with a wide array of expertise in the above-listed areas.

Florida State University holds the Carnegie Research University designation as an R1 research institution. FSU has been officially designated as a preeminent research university by the Florida Legislature as a result of having met a set of rigorous benchmarks. FSU is ranked #23 among national public institutions in the last U.S. News and World Report rankings. Our doctoral program in Kinesiology is ranked #3 in the nation by the National Academy of Kinesiology.

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The roots of FSU’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences date back to the university’s establishment, and it is the oldest college of its kind in Florida. Recently expanded in 2023, the College is home to six academic departments united through a common goal to maximize human potential. In total, the College includes the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Department of Educational Psychology & Learning Systems, Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences, Department of Human Development & Family Science, Department of Sport Management, School of Teacher Education, numerous research centers, and three laboratory schools (Florida State University School, FSU Pembroke Pines Charter School, and The Collegiate School at FSU Panama City). The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences serves over 4,500 students via 187 full-time faculty and 73 full-time staff.

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The successful applicant will be expected to:

  • Maintain a nationally and internationally recognized extramurally funded research program.
  • Contribute to the Department’s teaching and service efforts at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the candidate’s area of expertise.
  • Recruit and mentor graduate students.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Physiology, Kinesiology, or related discipline, current faculty status, and an active research program. Applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals and evidence of a record of extramural support for research activities.

Preferred Qualifications

Priority will be given to candidates with an active research program related to mitochondrial function or dynamics in diseases of the cardiovascular and/or musculoskeletal systems. The ideal candidate should have longstanding expertise in assessment of mitochondrial respiration.


This is a Faculty position.

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check.

This position is being advertised as open until filled.



Founded in 1851, Florida State University is a comprehensive, national, graduate-research university offering more than 280 outstanding academic and professional degrees in top programs to over 45,000 students. Consistently ranked among the best public universities in the nation, Florida State University provides extraordinary opportunities for undergraduate students to build a strong foundation in their chosen fields; study abroad at the University’s overseas campuses; engage in scores of service activities; benefit from world class library and technical facilities; participate in extensive intramural and recreational events; and interact with some of the finest students and faculty in the nation in a distinctive, welcoming environment. The Florida State University Athletics Department sponsors 20 teams that honor the Seminole Tribe of Florida.   Collectively, these teams have won 21 team national championships, and over 100 team conference championships, as well as numerous individual national and conference titles. The University instills the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and achievement.

Tallahassee as a community is a vibrant mid-size city with abundant opportunities – from government internships and legislative initiatives to cultural events, shopping, dining, and outdoor activities. Tallahassee is located near the Gulf Beaches of Florida and enjoys abundant sunshine and four seasons with a mild winter climate.


Contact Information

Robert Hickner, Ph.D.
Search Committee Chair
Linda Grizzard Owens Professor
Department of Health, Nutrition, and Food Sciences
Florida State University

How to Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at Search for Job ID 56320.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

Applicants should upload: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of future research plans and (4) contact information of at least three professional references.

Transcripts, work samples (such as teaching artifacts or manuscripts), and three letters of recommendation will be required of candidates selected for an interview.


Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:

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