University of Utah, College of Health,
Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
Tenure Track Faculty Announcement in Health and Kinesiology (Applied Biomechanics and Neuromuscular Control)
Health and Kinesiology at the University of Utah
Our mission is to enhance health, quality of life, and human performance through discovery, dissemination, and application of the scientific foundations of physical activity. We aspire to be globally recognized for excellence in advancing the knowledge and practice of physical activity and mentoring future leaders in our discipline.
Assistant/Associate Professor – Nine-Month Tenure Track Faculty Position
The Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation at the University of Utah (www.utah.edu) invites applications for tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor in the Health and Kinesiology Program. Candidates should have a strong research background related to applied biomechanics and neuromuscular control. Candidates with interests in working with clinical groups including stroke, Parkinson’s and elderly groups at risk of falling are actively encouraged. There are existing opportunities for collaboration in these research areas within the Department and the greater Health Sciences Center including the School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, and Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies. Research infrastructure exists to assist in the development of research enterprise through the College of Health Research Office and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.
At the Assistant Professor level, candidates should possess a quality track record of peer reviewed publications and external funding. At the Associate Professor level candidates should have evidence of sustained excellence in publications and external funding. Candidates will be expected to continue a strong line of scholarship and external funding as well as teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, mentor graduate students conducting MS Thesis and/or Ph.D. dissertation research, and participate in professional, department, college, and university service.
Nine-month tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor
Ph.D. and academic preparation in Kinesiology/Psychology/Neuroscience or a closely related discipline required. Evidence of research, teaching, and service effectiveness.
The Health and Kinesiology program is a part of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (HKR), within the College of Health, which is one of five components in the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah (along with the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Dentistry). The Health and Kinesiology program has approximately 1500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students (Masters and Doctoral).
Located on the northeastern edge of Salt Lake City, our 1,500 acre campus reaches to the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Over 30,000 students represent all 50 states and many foreign countries. More than 2,000 clinical, adjunct, research, and visiting faculty serve the student body.
Utah is the west at its best! The Salt Lake City region has four distinct seasons, ready access to all outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. The Salt Lake City International Airport is a Delta hub with direct flights to most major US markets and numerous international cities. Utah is home to 11 national parks and monuments, in addition to countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. The Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.5 million people, and is the vibrant hub of the intermountain west.
The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
Candidates should plan to submit the following documents electronically via the web at http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/59569
Informal enquires should be addressed to Dr. Tim Brusseau, Director – Kinesiology. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 801 587 7900 or to Professor A. Mark Williams, Chair – Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. Email: email@example.com. Tel: 435 901 2447.
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.
The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with prior URS service may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.
Special Instructions for Candidates
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15th, 2017, and the positions will remain open until filled.