Institution (Location)
Kansas State University; Manhattan, KS
Start Date
August 1, 2014
Salary will be commensurate with experience, likely $35K-$42K/year
Position Description
Post Doctoral Fellow
Kansas State University
Healthful Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Developmental Settings Project
The Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Motivation Laboratory, located in the Departments of Kinesiology and Human Nutrition at Kansas State University, invites applications for a Post Doctoral Fellow.  The position will begin as early as July 1, 2014 and will work under the direction of Drs. David Dzewaltowski and Richard Rosenkranz. 
The Healthful Youth Physical Activity and Nutrition Developmental Settings Project is conducting three studies that aim to identify adult practices that define youth development settings (child care, youth sport, girl scouts) that build the capacity of youth to self-regulate their health behaviors through personal agency and through advocacy for development setting environmental change. An additional aim is to identify strategies for the development of adult caregivers and parent’s capacity to implement evidence-based obesity prevention practices to obtain a widespread public health impact. 
One Post Doctoral Fellow will lead a two-year project to study the dissemination of Healthier Troops in a SNAP (Scouting Nutrition & Activity Program), which was listed as a Research-Tested Intervention Program by the National Cancer Institute.  A second Post Doctoral Fellow will lead our Healthy Opportunities for Physical Activity and Nutrition (HOP’N) studies in childcare and youth sport. 
The Departments of Kinesiology and Human Nutrition at Kansas State University are located in the College of Human Ecology.  Kansas State University, a member of the Big 12 Conference, is a top public research university with an enrollment over 23,000. K-State is located in the rolling Flint Hills of Manhattan, Kansas. The college town has over 50,000 residents and serves as a regional hub for shopping, health care, education, entertainment, and transportation. 
The screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Expected start date is August 2014. 
Kansas State University is an EOE of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Background check required. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees.
Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Candidates are required to have a completed PhD at time of appointment (ABD considered) in youth development of physical activity or nutrition (related behavioral science areas acceptable).  Candidates are preferred to have education in motivational, ecological, and developmental theory, education in physical activity and/or nutrition public health behavior, experience with SAS/SPSS, experience processing accelerometer data, experience conducting direct observations with instruments like NEMS, SOFIT, or OSRAC, and strong quantitative skills.  Candidates can expect to enhance their skills, education, and experience in these and other areas during the post-doctoral period. 

How to Apply

Applicants should submit electronically to David Dzewaltowski, Ph.D., Laboratory Co-Director ([email protected]) a curriculum vita, statement of research interests, writing example, and the names and contact information of three references.


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