Assistant Professor of Integrative Human Health and Kinesiology

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Job Summary

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites applications for a tenure track, full-time, nine-month position as an Assistant Professor of Integrative Human Health and Kinesiology in the Integrative Human Health Program housed within the Department of Biological Sciences and College of Engineering and Sciences. The expected start date for this position is August 12, 2024.

Required Qualifications
  • Must have an earned doctorate or be ABD with all degree requirements to be completed by August 12, 2024 in one or more Human Health and Kinesiology -related disciplines (e.g., Biomechanics, Motor Learning, Rehabilitation Science, etc.).
  • Documented teaching experience in the classroom in a variety of courses.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experiences teaching and mentoring underrepresented students (e.g., first-generation, ethnic and racial minorities, etc.)
  • A minimum of one year of post-doctoral or clinical experience.
  • Professional certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and/or National Strength and Conditioning Association.
  • Clinical experiences in athletic training, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and/or other related settings.

The Assistant Professor of Integrative Human Health and Kinesiology will teach courses that contribute to core degree requirements such as Biomechanics, Motor Learning, and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, as well as other courses in their specialty area. Candidates are expected to carry out an active research program involving undergraduate and graduate students and be involved in curriculum development and outreach activities. Professional activities should include scholarly research leading to refereed publication, and service to the profession, the university, and the community.


Purdue University Northwest (PNW) , a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana, is dedicated to empowering transformational change in its students on its two campuses in Hammond and Westville, Indiana. Part of the Purdue University system and offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, PNW is committed to academic excellence, supports growth, and celebrates diversity. PNW’s colleges, schools and centers are distinguished through prestigious accreditations, national recognitions, and competitive rankings.

PNW’s Hammond campus is located only 30 miles from Chicago with the Westville branch campus just 15 miles from the Indiana Dunes National Park. Fostering a university community full of contrasts—urban and rural, industrial and natural, with a well-established history and forward-thinking mindset—PNW’s two campuses serve its students, many of whom are the first in their families to attend college to make the most of this rich range of resources. Moreover, PNW has been designated as a Hispanic-serving public institution dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and under-served student population.

College and Department

The College of Engineering and Sciences serves over 1,321 undergraduate students and 161 graduate students across a wide range of academic programs. The college includes the Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, Mathematics and Statistics, and the School of Engineering.

The Department of Biological Sciences is a multi-disciplinary unit serving approximately 401 undergraduate majors and 13 graduate students with 14 tenured faculty and 3 full-time staff. The Department offers a B.S. degree in Integrative Human Health with approximately 100 majors taking a core of 33 credits with specific tracks in health care administration and communication, wellness and fitness, as well as health professional school preparation via pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy. The Integrative Human Health Program also supports the Interdisciplinary Fitness Management B.S. degree and is considering a new B.S. degree in Kinesiology. The Department also offers baccalaureate degrees in Biology and Medical Laboratory Science, and a master’s degree in Biology. In 2020, the state of the art, 68,000 sq. ft. Nils K. Nelson Bioscience Innovation Building opened on the Hammond campus to house the Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Nursing. The new building includes flexible teaching spaces, research labs, and student interaction spaces. The Department also supports multidisciplinary collaboration opportunities through the Integrative Physiology and Health Sciences Center on the Hammond campus which has extensive equipment and space for research.


The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 17, 2023 and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically using the PNW Careers Faculty webpage. Purdue University Northwest has a high proportion of first-generation and underrepresented students and is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests, or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. A complete application packet will include:
  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae ,
  • teaching statement,
  • 3-year projected research plan,
  • and contact information for 3 professional references.
Purdue University Northwest is committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

All inquiries, nominations, and applications will remain confidential; references will not be contacted without notice. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check.


Purdue University Northwest is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply .

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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