Institution (Location)
Start Date
April 18, 2024
Position Description

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applicants for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, in applied kinesiology.  The Department has strengths in basic biomedical, clinical and community-based research that spans the fields of health promotion, motor control, obesity, biomechanics and exercise physiology. The Department has a thriving undergraduate program with over 650 undergraduate majors. The doctoral program in Kinesiology was ranked among the top five in the U.S. by a recent survey conducted by the National Research Council. In addition, the Institute for Health Research and Policy (IHRP) on campus is the largest research institute of the University of Illinois at Chicago, designated by the Illinois Board of Higher Education in 1997 to stimulate and support high-quality campus research with aims to improve health practices and policies through a multidisciplinary perspective. UIC recently received the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for its diversity and inclusion initiatives and its broad definition of diversity on campus.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Expertise in community-based interventions relative to exercise is required. Research themes of interest to the department include health disparities/inequities, intervention development, implementation/dissemination science, population science, obesity, and physical activity through the life cycle. Experience in the area of physical activity and public health is desirable. A PhD or MD in a related field is required. At least two years of postdoctoral training or independent university research experience is advantageous.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research goals, a statement of their teaching philosophy, representative recent publications and contact information for three references to regarding the position can be directed to the chair of the search committee, David Marquez, PhD ([email protected]). For fullest consideration, please apply by November 3, 2014. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.