Institution (Location)
UMass Boston
Start Date
September 1, 2016
Position Description

The Department of
Exercise and Health Sciences (EHS) at the University of Massachusetts Boston
invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions, two Assistant
Professors and one open-rank position, to begin September 1, 2016. EHS is one
of the fastest growing departments on campus with new Masters and PhD programs
launched during 2013-2014.
current Bachelor of Science degree is one of the largest majors on campus. Our multidisciplinary and collaborative faculty are active
researchers who have been funded by governmental agencies and foundations,
including the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. EHS faculty are skilled
at conducting a broad range of intervention and observational studies focused
on physical activity, obesity, metabolic health, and physical function in
children and youth, adults, older adults, health disparity populations, and
special populations across the lifespan. See for information on
faculty profiles.


Potential candidates should have research and teaching expertise
in areas broadly related to kinesiology, exercise science, or nutrition. The
department is particularly interested in expanding its research excellence into
areas such as energy and muscle metabolism, motor control and learning,
biomechanics, and physical activity and dietary assessment. Depending upon rank,
candidates will be expected to develop or continue to conduct an independent
extramurally funded research program to achieve national and international
recognition. Candidates will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate
courses, supervise and mentor students, and provide service to the department,
college and university. Candidates at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
will be expected to be prepared to take on leadership roles within the
department as well as to mentor junior faculty.  

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

1) earned doctorate in kinesiology, exercise science, nutrition or
a closely related field; postdoctoral experience is highly preferred; 2)
publication record in peer-reviewed journals; 3) success or promise in
obtaining extramural funding; and 4) university-level teaching experience is
highly preferred. Candidates applying at for senior rank must have a proven
record of research productivity as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications
and a history of external research funding. 


How to Apply

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement
of research plan, and contact information for three references online at:


For further questions, contact Associate Professor Tongjian You, [email protected] Review of applications
will begin January 1, 2016, and continue until the positions are filled.


The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment
opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual
orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic
information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of
Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing
nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university
operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. 



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