Institution (Location)
Iowa State University
Start Date
August 15, 2020
Position Description

The Department of Kinesiology ( at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in the broad field of physical activity and health. The scope of this position encompasses scientists with an academic background in physical activity epidemiology, behavioral science or public health approaches to physical activity promotion.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

This is a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an anticipated start date in August, 2020. Applications are invited from individuals with research interests in different settings and populations but priority will be given candidates with a focus on physical activity. Candidates must have completed the requirements for a doctorate by August 2020 in an appropriate area and have evidence of a focused research program as demonstrated by publication record. Two years of post-doctoral experience, involvement in seeking extramural funding, and college/university teaching experience are preferred, but all candidates who fulfill the above position requirements are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, visit the Iowa State University Employment Opportunities web site at and enter “R707” as the search term. Please be prepared to attach or enter the following: 1) letter of application (including full contact information), 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement and sample publication, and 4) names and contact information for at least three references. Review of completed applications will begin December 13, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr. Greg Welk, search committee chair, at gwelk If you have questions regarding this application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call 515-294-4800 or toll free at 877-477-7485.


Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email [email protected]



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