Job Summary/Basic Function:The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation (KHPR) invites applications for a full-time tenured/tenure-track faculty position Exercise Physiology within the Kinesiology program starting in Fall 2020. Depending on experience and qualifications, the position may be at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. This faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Exercise Physiology and will be expected to contribute to the research productivity in the department. Typical teaching load is two organized courses in each of the long semesters; optional summer teaching assignments are usually available. Exercise Physiology is an area of research strength in KHPR, with regards to both grants and research publication output. Thus, the successful applicant should be able to describe a focused line of research interests. Applicants for the position of Assistant Professor shall demonstrate potential for significant grant funding; applicants for the rank of Associate Professor shall demonstrate continuing success in grant writing and grant funding. Tenured and tenure-track faculty in KHPR are expected to mentor undergraduate and Master’s students in Kinesiology and students seeking a collaborative doctoral degree in Biology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology. Individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation has over 1,200 undergraduate and 70 graduate students majoring in Kinesiology across several specializations. The Applied Physiology Laboratory includes 750 m2 of state-of-the-art facilities for the measurement of bioanalytical outcomes following various exercise or nutritional interventions. Information about facilities and equipment in the Applied Physiology Lab, as well as current research activity, grant funding, and publications is available at https://appliedphysiologylab.unt.edu.
Institution Information: The University of North Texas is a Tier One Research University in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex – the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the United States. This dynamic region is seeing explosive growth, demographically and economically, with several of the fastest-growing municipalities in the nation, and is host to countless excellent restaurants, parks and outdoor opportunities, cultural institutions of all types, and globally diverse populations. UNT is located only 26 miles north of DFW International Airport At almost 40,000 students, UNT is one of the nation’s largest universities and is highly diverse: ranked in the top 8% of USA universities based on racial, geographic, gender, and age diversity and among the nation’s top 100 universities for social mobility and ethnic diversity (U.S. News & World Report, 2020 College Rankings).
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Minimum Qualifications:Minimum Qualifications:
PhD (or equivalent) in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Medicine, Biology, or closely related field at time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered (degree must be completed by time of employment).
Focused and active research agenda in Exercise Physiology as evidenced by publications in high quality journal outlets and potential for extramural grant funding.
Evidence of successful teaching at university/college level in Exercise Physiology or other closely related areas.
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student populations and maintaining an inclusive organizational culture.
Preferred Qualifications:Preferred Qualifications:
Research focusing on aspects of nutrition and health relevant to underrepresented groups.
Experience successfully developing and delivering online and/or hybrid courses using Canvas or other LMS.
Participation in a postdoctoral research fellowship.
Record of success in obtaining extramural grant funding.
Candidates for Associate Professor are expected to have a successful and ongoing record of obtaining extramural funding.
Experience working with a diverse student population.