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Associate/Full Professor and Department Chair - Kinesiology

Employer
Texas Christian University
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 14, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Application Deadline
Until filled

Position Details
Texas Christian University, Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, invites applications for the position of Associate or Full Professor (tenure track) and appointment as Chair of the Department of Kinesiology). The Chair is the senior administrator of the academic unit and serves as the liaison between the Department and the Dean of the college. The Chair is the senior administrator of the academic unit and serves as the liaison between the Department and the Dean of the college. The Chair is responsible for leading strategic planning, budget allocations and management of resources, activities related to student recruitment and retention, faculty and staff orientation and development, resource enhancement, and the advancement of the Department's mission and goals within the University and the College. The Chair also oversees faculty/staff appointments, and in consultation with the faculty, promotion and tenure recommendations, program development and curricula. We are seeking an individual that values excellence in teaching, research and professional practice, and has and can articulate a vision for their strategic growth. The candidate will have an earned doctorate and demonstrated teaching/research experience in a discipline related to kinesiology. Strong interpersonal communication skills and demonstrated or strong potential for successful academic leadership is essential. An understanding of all the programs within the department, including health and fitness, movement sciences, physical education and athletic training, is preferred.

Department Details
The Department of Kinesiology offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs of study, including a PhD in Health Sciences (harrisresearch.tcu.edu). Distinctive characteristics of the department can be explored at http://www.kinesiology.tcu.edu.

School/College Description
The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences consists of programs that prepare future health care and human services professionals. The academic units within Harris College – Communication Sciences & Disorders, Kinesiology, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing and Social Work – are home to more than 1,600 students who are supported by committed and talented faculty and staff. Harris College supports the mission, vision, and values of TCU; we prepare global citizens to think and practice as ethical leaders in health care and educational settings.
Harris College offers 17 degree pathways in our health-related disciplines. Students benefit from learning experiences in campus laboratories and hospitals, clinics, schools, fitness facilities, and community service agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. On campus, the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides services for more than 300 families each year and serves as a professional practice site for students majoring in speech pathology and habilitation of the deaf. TCU Nursing and the School of Nurse Anesthesia provide innovative learning experiences in their state-of-the-art simulation centers.
The faculty and students in Harris College actively engage in research for the purpose of improving health and well-being. Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to form mentoring relationships with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct studies in such areas as pharmacogenetics, carbohydrate metabolism, exercise physiology, health disparities, heart disease, aging, Parkinson’s disease, caregiving, language development in children with hearing loss, and forgiveness among others. Our graduates are competent, compassionate and in demand in the workforce.

University & Fort Worth Description
ABOUT TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.

ABOUT FORT WORTH

Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Letter of interest
Vita
Names and contact of references

Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, with intended start date on or before August 2022. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.

The candidate selected for this position will work with a diverse body of students, faculty, and staff from across the campus. The colleague we are seeking should embrace both the longstanding emphasis on community-oriented ethical teaching and learning arising from TCU's heritage along with its progressive history as, for instance, the first post-secondary institution in Texas to embrace co-education. For a recent faculty explanation of the "C" in Texas Christian University, we invite you to read an essay by Drs. Darren J. N. Middleton and Elizabeth H. Flowers, available here: https://tcuadmission.wordpress.com/2018/11/26/the-c-in-tcu/

AA/EEO Statement
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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