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Assistant/Associate Professor - Motor Behavior (Kinesiology)
Auburn University

Date Posted May 18, 2023
Title Assistant/Associate Professor - Motor Behavior (Kinesiology)
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department School of Kinesiology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Education & Kinesiology
Assistant/Associate Professor, tenure track. We are seeking applicants with research and teaching expertise in Motor Behavior. Ideally, the candidate will focus on motor behavior, investigating the learning, development, and/or control of movement or the psychology of sport and/or exercise.

Establish a successful research program leading to publications in premier refereed journals, presentations in national and international venues, and the submission of proposals for extramural funding; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in motor development/control/learning, sport/exercise psychology, as well as other areas within a kinesiology program. Additional responsibilities include recruiting, advising, and training students in the M.S. and Ph.D. degree plans in the School of Kinesiology, supervising graduate research, and contributing to service activities in the School, College, University, community, and professional organizations.

The School of Kinesiology doctoral program is ranked in the top 13 in the United States (National Academy of Kinesiology Review and Evaluation of Doctoral Programs, 2020). The School of Kinesiology’s mission is to discover, implement, and disseminate knowledge about physical activity, movement, exercise, health, and performance by engaging with our community and creating an invigorating learning environment for our students. Our goal is to prepare professionals who will improve the well-being of our diverse and inclusive society through impactful and meaningful research, service, teaching, and outreach endeavors. In the School of Kinesiology, you will be immersed into a community of scholars committed to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice. Detailed information may be obtained from our website by clicking here. In Spring 2013, the School of Kinesiology moved into a new “state of the art” building as the sole occupant. The hired candidate will have their own dedicated lab space and, if they choose, inherit a Nirx functional near-infrared spectroscopy system, a Biodex Balance system and a Biodex isokinetic system. The School of Kinesiology offers undergraduate and master’s degrees in Exercise Science; Exercise, Performance, and Health Optimization; Physical Education Teacher Education; and a doctoral program in Kinesiology. The School of Kinesiology is starting a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the summer of 2025.
Auburn University is a partner of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS). The School of Kinesiology actively participates in several of the training programs, professional development resources, and funding mechanisms provided by the CCTS. Auburn has an MRI Research Center with the new capability to scan with a 7 Tesla for both clinical and research needs and Siemens Verio open bore 3T scanner for clinical and research use. Auburn is a Research 1 university and one of the nation’s premier public land-grant institutions. In 2022, it was ranked 42nd among public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Auburn maintains high levels of research activity and high standards for teaching excellence, offering Bachelor’s, Master’s, Educational Specialist, and Doctor’s degrees in agriculture and engineering, professional schools, and the arts and sciences. Its 2021 - 2022 enrollment of 31,526 students includes 24,931 undergraduates and 6,595 graduate and professional students. Organized into fifteen academic colleges and schools, Auburn’s 1,443 full-time faculty members offer more than 150 majors. The University is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, positive work environment, student engagement, and a beautiful campus. Auburn residents enjoy a thriving community, recognized as one of the “best small towns in America,” with moderate climate and easy access to major cities or to beach and mountain recreational facilities. Situated along the rapidly developing I-85 corridor between Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery, Alabama, the combined Auburn-Opelika-Columbus statistical area has a population of over 500,000, with excellent public-school systems and regional medical centers.

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