The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position. Desirable candidates should be able to a) assume a leadership role in our newly formed "Health Promotion and Health Equity" undergraduate major, (b) provide exemplary undergraduate instruction and graduate student training, and (c) secure extramural funding to support distinguished research in an area of Physical Activity and Health, Health Education or Health Equity. Appointment start date will be August 27, 2018. Appointment will be full time for the nine-month academic year. Salary is competitive and contingent on experience and qualifications. Additional remuneration for summer session teaching is possible.
The Department of Kinesiology is a multidisciplinary department that includes undergraduate programs in Exercise and Movement Science, Athletic Training and Physical Education, as well as nationally ranked graduate programs in Exercise and Movement Science and Occupational Therapy. Graduates of our programs have gone on to careers as some of the most prominent researchers and scholars in the field, and leaders within their respective professions.
The Kinesiology Department, in conjunction with the Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education Department and the Counseling Psychology Department is launching a new undergraduate major at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in "Health Promotion and Health Equity". This major is intended to prepare students to work in health promotion and/or educator positions in health care and community organization settings. We are particularly committed to preparing students to improve health and well-being in diverse communities. The major is also designed to prepare students for graduate training in public health and allied health professions. We seek an individual to provide faculty guidance of this program. Administrative support for this program is already in place. We are interested in applicants who will also contribute to our collegial work environment. We are also invested in creating and maintaining a high quality program that prepares students to work with historically underserved communities. This program will build on the University of Wisconsin's long tradition of collaborative and transdisciplinary work guided by the Wisconsin Idea, which commits our efforts to improving the lives of individuals in the State of Wisconsin and beyond.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is one of the top research universities in the U.S. and in the world, with many opportunities for collaboration in research and scholarship with top faculty and researchers in many related fields, and in a number of research centers on campus. The Department s of Kinesiology, Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education and Counseling Psychology are part of the UW-Madison School of Education, which is tied for the ranking of top public school of Education, according to U.S. News & World Report, and is tied for third overall, behind only Harvard and Stanford.
The Department of Kinesiology has a strong commitment to disability, racial, ethnic, linguistic, gender, and sexual diversity and seeks applications from members of historically underrepresented groups and those who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity.
Ph.D. in Kinesiology or other field related to Health Education is required.
Associate Professor candidates must possess experience and scholarly credentials suitable for appointment with tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
If applying at Assistant rank, earned doctorate with an emphasis in Kinesiology or related field by August 2018. Post-doctoral research experience preferred.
Expertise in one or more of the following research areas: (a) Physical Activity and Health, (b) Health Promotion or Health Education, (c) Health Equity or Health Disparities (d) Health Education within disadvantaged minority groups.
Evidence of established scholarship of national significance for candidates at the Associate rank.
Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national significance for candidates at the Assistant level.
Post-doctoral research experience (preferred).
Evidence of success securing extramural funding (preferred).
Evidence of successful teaching experience at the university level (preferred).