Institution (Location)
Wayne State University
Start Date
November 3, 2015
Position Description

The College of Education at Wayne State University is pleased to invite
applications for a tenure-track position within the
Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies. 

We expect to make the appointment at the Assistant Professor level, but
will consider exceptional senior-level candidates with a strong track record of
peer-reviewed publications and external funding. Position start date is August
18, 2016. This position is a 9 month appointment.  Salary and rank for position commensurate
with qualifications and experience.

The ideal candidate must: (a) indicate the development of a productive
research program or for senior faculty the maintenance of a productive research
program; (b) attract or have external funding; (c) supervise the thesis and
dissertation research of graduate students; (d) teach undergraduate and
graduate courses in the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies; and
(d) contribute to division, college, university and professional service

Develop/maintain a productive
research program, publish scholarly work in peer-reviewed journals, seek
external funding opportunities, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses,
and mentor graduate students.

The College of Education contains four divisions:
Administrative and Organizational Studies; Teacher Education, Theoretical and
Behavioral Foundations, and Kinesiology, Health and Sports Studies. 
Wayne State University is ranked as a Carnegie “Very High
Research” University and is ranked by NSF among the top public research
universities in total R&D expenditures. 
The University is located in the cultural center of Detroit within a
metropolitan area of more than four million people.
The University offers more than 400 undergraduate and graduate academic
programs through 12 schools and colleges to approximately 32,000 students. 

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in a relevant area (e.g., K-12
education, kinesiology, nutrition, community health nutrition, behavioral
medicine, psychology, public health, methodology, epidemiology, physical
activity promotion and research, school physical education, and/or urban and
diversity issues, or related field). Ap
plicants must  have earned a doctorate by August 2016, show
evidence of peer-reviewed publications, have experience or strong interest in
teaching and mentoring graduate students, and have a strong commitment to
scholarly collaboration with faculty within the division.

expertise across the following areas: health behavior, obesity prevention,
community or school based health interventions, physical activity and nutrition
promotion, physical activity and nutrition epidemiology. Expertise in obtaining
external funding and the ability and willingness to engage in team
translational research is preferable.

How to Apply

Application:  All applicants must use the WSU Online Hiring System at, referring to posting #041449 ( Electronic applications must include a letter of application; curriculum vita; and names, addresses, and contact information for at least three references. Search postings under “KHS Division”- College of Education. Electronic applications must include a letter of application; curriculum vita; applicants should upload 2 to 3 representative publications/papers in press for review. In addition, they should at least three references to send a letter of recommendation to the address below. FAX applications will not be accepted. Applications may be accepted until the position is filled. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 5, 2016.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to:

Joseph White, Chief of Staff. Office of the Dean

College of Education

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI 48202

E-mail: [email protected]


Wayne State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.  The College of Education is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of other under-represented groups.


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