The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation (KHPR) invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position Sport Nutrition and Health 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 conduct research and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Nutrition, Metabolism, Exercise and Health, Exercise Physiology, and other related areas within Kinesiology. It is expected that the individual will maintain an active research agenda evidenced by funded external grants and publications in any area of sport nutrition. 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 obtaining grant funding. It is expected that the successful applicant will be able to collaborate with, complement, and expand ongoing research in the department. Typical teaching load is two organized courses in each of the long semesters; optional summer teaching assignments are usually available. Faculty are expected to mentor Undergraduate and Master’s students in Kinesiology and students seeking a PhD in Biology with a concentration in Exercise Physiology.
About the University, Department and Program:
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 Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation has over 1,200 undergraduate and 70 graduate students majoring in Kinesiology across several specializations. The Kinesiology faculty actively participates in collaborative PhD programs in Biological Sciences and in Educational Psychology. The Department of Kinesiology, Health promotion and Recreation includes 750 m2 of state-of-the-art facilities for the measurement of bioanalytical outcomes following various exercise or nutritional interventions (Applied Physiology Lab) as well as laboratories for assessment of psycho-social and physical education outcomes. 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.
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. PhD (or equivalent) in Kinesiology, Nutrition, or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but degree must be completed by time of appointment.
Minimum Qualifications:PhD (or equivalent) in Kinesiology, Nutrition, or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but degree must be completed by time of appointment.
Focused and active research agenda as evidenced by publications in high quality journal outlets and potential for extramural grant funding.
Evidence of successful teaching at university/college level in Nutrition, Metabolism, Exercise and Health, Exercise Physiology, or other related areas within Kinesiology.
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student populations and maintaining an inclusive organizational culture.