The Department of Kinesiology in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications to fill a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a talented, committed faculty to make substantial contributions to the continued growth of our academic and research programs in a thriving department. Our department is particularly interested in individuals who can make a significant contribution to programming and research in health and disease across the lifespan. Candidates with expertise in all areas related to Kinesiology and Exercise Science will be considered. However, preference will be given to individuals with a focus in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences (including motor development, motor control, motor learning, biomechanics, or rehabilitation sciences).
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The position will involve time devoted to teaching, research and scholarly activities, and service. If hired the candidate will be expected to establish themselves in the following areas: 1) demonstrate independence and expertise in research & scholarship; 2) to be an innovative & effective teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and 3) to make significant contributions in the area of service to both the University and the professional field. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute the continued growth of the department and the undergraduate and graduate programs.
All candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology, or a closely related field. Competitive applicants are expected to have a demonstrated track record of scholarly achievement as evidenced by a publication history as well as a record of obtaining external grant funding or a strong promise for obtaining future external funding. A dedicated commitment to teaching and mentorship for undergraduate and graduate students is also required.
Candidates with expertise in all areas related to Kinesiology and Exercise Science will be considered. However, preference will be given to candidates able to make significant contributions to the department’s overarching theme of research in health and disease across the lifespan with a focus in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences (including motor development, motor control, motor learning, biomechanics, or rehabilitation sciences).
Department and College/School Information
The Department of Kinesiology houses undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of: movement and rehabilitation science, integrative & applied physiology, physical education, public health, and athletic training to over 1,700 majors. Among the many undergraduate and graduate programs in the Department, this open faculty position is most related to the BS and MS degrees in Exercise Science and the nationally ranked PhD degree in Kinesiology. Faculty in the Department of Kinesiology are funded by a wide range of agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, Health Resources and Services Administration, and many others. The University of Texas at Arlington and the Department of Kinesiology offers all faculty members access to state-of the art research facilities. In addition, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is a hot-bed for biomedical and health-related research; the Department of Kinesiology and College of Nursing and Health Innovation have existing collaborations with regional, national, and internationally recognized institutions. Our faculty’s vast teaching experience, research expertise, and dedication to service provide rich learning experiences across the department’s academic programs. Collaboration with colleagues in colleges/schools including the College of Education, College of Engineering, and The School of Social Work are common. We foster and support multidisciplinary research and education. Being an integral part of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation gives the Department the unique opportunity to have an integral role advancing the University in its mission and the goals laid out in UT Arlington’s strategic plan: UTA Strategic Plan.
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 30 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student body in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.
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Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/25900 and submit the following materials:
- Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Unofficial Transcripts Contact information for 3 references Statement of Research interests including your current accomplishments as well as your short- and long-term research goals.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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