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Assistant/Associate Professor

University of Tennessee, Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies
Tennessee, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies is seeking to hire a nine-month,  tenure-track assistant/associate professor. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in research, teaching, and service.  The position begins August 1, 2022.


The department is home to 24 faculty members and 8 staff members. There are two undergraduate majors: Kinesiology, and Recreation & Sport Management.  In total, there are approximately 1,300 undergraduate majors. There are several Master’s degree programs, and a PhD degree program in Kinesiology and Sport Studies. In total, there are approximately 140 graduate majors.


Required: The successful applicant will be expected to engage in high-impact scholarly research, submit grant proposals, and supervise student research /advise departmental graduate students. In addition, the successful applicant will demonstrate excellent teaching in graduate and undergraduate classes, and will be expected to engage in service activities at the department, college and university level.

Desired: Postdoctoral work and university teaching experience are desired. Multi-disciplinary research is desired. Service to higher education institutions, professional organizations, government agencies, and the community are also desired. 


Salary is dependent on qualifications, and a comprehensive benefits package is provided.  Opportunity for summer teaching exists.


Screening of applicants begins on October 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  Upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae (CV), unofficial transcripts, and complete contact information of three references at  Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Jared Porter, chair of the search committee, at or 865-974-5895.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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