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Director of Kinesiology Physical Activity Program
Temple University College of Public Health

Date Posted Aug. 10, 2018
Title Director of Kinesiology Physical Activity Program
University Temple University College of Public Health
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Department Kinesiology
Application Deadline Open Until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Education & Kinesiology

Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, faculty, and staff embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good. The Department of Kinesiology invites applications for a non-tenure track instructional faculty member to direct the Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP) and teach. The start date is flexible with a preference for individuals who can begin in October or November 2018 in advance of the 2019 Spring Semester.

Position and Qualifications. We seek an enthusiastic, dedicated professional with a background in physical activity programming and teaching to lead and further develop the KPAP. The Program offers currently 34 courses (many with multiple sections) each Fall and Spring Semester to more than 1,500 students across the university in lifestyle, survival, aquatics, and fitness and well-being. The faculty member would also teach some of these courses and possibly in other areas of the curriculum, depending on interest and qualifications. Applicants should have an earned degree in Kinesiology or a related discipline and a graduate degree. Preference will be given to applicants with a terminal degree. A record of teaching at the undergraduate level is very desirable. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice.

The non-tenure instructional track appointment will be at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level, dependent on qualifications. Initial appointment will end June 30, 2020, but may be renewed ongoing for terms up to five years. The appointment will be made on a calendar year rather than an academic year basis. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience.

The Department. Temple University’s Department of Kinesiology is home to a diverse body of 1,300 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in pre-health professions, kinesiology, exercise and sport science, and athletic training. As part of the College’s emphasis on interprofessional education, the Departments of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy collaborate on a joint MS and PhD in Neuromotor Science. Kinesiology faculty members actively collaborate with research and clinical colleagues in the College of Public as well as the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Shriners Hospital, and the Department of Bioengineering. The Department’s facilities have undergone major renovations and continue to be updated in support of its teaching and research mission and vision. These include the recently completed NeRVE (Neuromotor Rehabilitation and Virtual Environment) laboratories, consisting of seven laboratories housing physical therapists, neuroscientists, biomechanists, engineers, mathematicians and kinesiologists dedicated to the understanding of human movement and associated neurological disorders.

The College. Kinesiology is one of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines enrolling 4,600 students in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Kinesiology is an active participant in the College’s research portfolio that includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, aphasia and other language disorders, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched.

The College has the highest level of extramural funding per faculty member and second highest amount of total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at Temple University. Much of this research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense as well as a wide range of foundations. CPH faculty collaborate with the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Temple University Health System and other area health care systems.

The University. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.

Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, and names of at least three references to For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jeff Gehris at

  • Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
    People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Office of Faculty Affairs
    Bell Building (TECH Center)
    1101 W. Montgomery Ave., 3rd Floor
    Philadelphia, PA 19122
  • 2152045200


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