Mid-to-Senior Level Tenure Track Faculty Position Department of Kinesiology-Exercise Science
Indiana University Bloomington
Location: Bloomington, Indiana
Type: Full Time
College / University
Internal Number: 4958247
Mid-to-Senior Level Tenure-Track Faculty Position Department of Kinesiology - Exercise Science Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington
The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington (SPH-B) invites applications for a mid-to- senior level tenure-track faculty position, eligible for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, to serve within the exercise science program and faculty group in the Department of Kinesiology. The SPH-B seeks individuals passionate about our mission to promote health for all members of society through rigorous and impactful research, excellence in teaching and mentoring, and service to the university, profession, and the community. This 10?month appointment would ideally start August 1, 2024, although an earlier or later start date is negotiable. Applications received by November 15, 2023, will receive full consideration, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Overview: A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1909, Indiana University prides itself in offering outstanding academics grounded in contemporary educational offerings, world class research, and vibrant campus life. The SPH-B is located on the flagship campus of Indiana University and is comprised of over 200 faculty across five departments. The Department of Kinesiology recently celebrated its 75th Anniversary and has consistently been highly ranked by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The Kinesiology faculty, (~50% NTT faculty), is a talented, productive, and collegial team, united by a shared interest in creating and translating knowledge in human movement science and practice, and sport marketing and management. Our exercise science faculty conduct research within the areas of exercise physiology (basic and applied/clinical), neuromotor control and biomechanics, athletic training, and physical activity behavior. With Kinesiology being one of the largest departments at Indiana University, our faculty educate, mentor, and serve ~2,000 students enrolled in our BS, MS, and PhD degree programs. The Department of Kinesiology maintains strong connections to other departments in the SPH-B and other schools across Indiana University.
Responsibilities and Opportunity:Tenure track faculty in the Department of Kinesiology are expected to substantially contribute to the overall academic excellence of our mission by developing and/or maintaining a robust research portfolio including pursuing and obtaining major extramural research funding to conduct cutting-edge research in modern public health science both as a corresponding principal investigator and a collaborating investigator; teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and/or graduate level as designated by the department chairperson; and actively providing service internally to the department, school and university and externally to the profession and/or the community. Although all applicants with research expertise related to health and exercise science will be considered, candidates within the following areas of exercise science are especially encouraged to apply; a) energetics and energy metabolism, and interaction of exercise and nutrition behaviors, as related to weight management and obesity; b) behavioral science and interventions, c) health disparities and social determinants of health, d) brain health and mental well-being, and e) aging. Preference will be given to applicants with research strengths in areas that are synergistic with other SPH-B and Indiana University faculty and aligns with major funding priorities. This position is located on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington (IUB) in Bloomington, Indiana, and successful candidates are expected to work on the IUB campus to allow full engagement with the department, school, campus, and community. Indiana University bases its tenure and promotion recommendations upon performance in three areas including research, teaching, and service. All individuals hired through this initiative are expected to excel in research and provide strong performance in teaching and service.
Qualifications: Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in Kinesiology, exercise science, or a closely related field (e.g., physiology, medicine, nutrition, health psychology, etc.) from an accredited educational institution. A firm commitment to the role of diversity in all aspects of research, education and service is essential. Candidates must have teaching experience at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional level. Good interpersonal skills, effective communication skills, and the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse faculty are required. Successful candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for a mid-senior career level, including extramurally funded research as a corresponding principal investigator, current funding, or strong potential to secure external funding, and experience leading sizeable research programs.
Indiana University Bloomington (IUB): Founded in 1820 and located in Bloomington, Indiana, IUB is the flagship campus of Indiana University. IUB constantly strives to embody its mission to create, disseminate, preserve, and apply knowledge. It does so through its commitments to cutting-edge research, scholarship, arts, and creative activity; inspired and challenging undergraduate, graduate, professional, and lifelong educational programs; meaningful experiences outside the classroom; expansive global educational opportunities; while fostering a culturally diverse campus environment; first-rate library and museum collections; and far-reaching economic development and impact in the state and region. Notably, a vision for our upward research trajectory is clearly outlined in our recently developed IUB 2030 Strategic Plan. IUB is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. With over 47,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the campus has 16 degree-granting colleges and schools offering 300+ undergraduate majors, 300+ Master's degrees, and 150+ doctoral and professional degree opportunities. Known for its Indiana limestone facades and green spaces throughout, IUB is widely considered one of the country's most beautiful college campuses. The School of Public Health- Bloomington (SPH-B) is located in the heart of the IUB campus and is comprised of five collaborative academic departments with over 200 faculty and staff, including one of the most diverse faculties of any school of public health in the nation, with 37.1% of current tenure-track/tenured faculty members being scholars from traditionally underrepresented minority groups. In 2022, IUB was honored with the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award.
Indiana University provides IU SPH-B faculty outstanding teaching and research support through programs like the IU Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (F.A.C.E.T.); extensive research development and research administrative support through the Office of the Vice President for Research; and innovative collaborations with organizations like the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the IU School of Medicine (IUSM) and Regenstrief Institute's Center for Aging Research, and the IUSM's Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, and the IU Bloomington's Environmental Resilience Institute. In addition to outstanding programs like these, exciting things are happening in medical sciences at IUB with the opening of the IU Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington and significant synergy in cross departmental collaborations in areas like environmental impacts on human health, nutrition, and aging. The SPH-B has strong connections to Indiana University School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Nursing, Informatics and Computing, Art & Design, Public and Environmental Affairs, and the soon to be Indiana University Indianapolis Fairbanks School Public Health, along with Purdue University programs in Pharmacy and Engineering. SPH-B continues its rapid expansion, embracing a comprehensive and holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing within the research, teaching, and service aspects of our mission. With an emphasis on high-quality and impactful research and an embracement of the importance of diversity and inclusion across all our academic endeavors - this is an exciting time to join our faculty.
Nestled in the rolling hills of south-central Indiana, and home to 85,000 residents, the city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with many of the amenities of a large city. From off-Broadway plays and musicals, the LOTUS World Festival of Music, quick access to 250,000 acres of public recreation lands, outstanding public schools and a reasonable cost of living, Bloomington offers much to all.
Application Procedure: Please provide a 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter no longer than 5 pages in length summarizing your qualifications and interest in the position, which includes a research statement and overview of research experience, a statement of teaching interest and experience particularly at the graduate level, and a diversity statement. If selected as a finalist, we will additionally request a list of up to six (6) references. Interested candidates should submit applications at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Before a conditional offer of employment is finalized, candidates will be asked to disclose any pending investigations or previous findings of sexual or professional misconduct. Candidates will also be required to authorize an inquiry by IUB with all current and former employers along these lines. The relevance of information disclosed or ascertained in the context of this process to a candidate's eligibility for hire will be evaluated by IUB on a case-by-case basis. Applicants should be aware, however, that IUB takes the matters of sexual and professional misconduct very seriously.
Questions about the PeopleAdmin application procedure may be directed to Dave Archer at firstname.lastname@example.org or via postal mail at Department of Kinesiology Search & Screen Committee, School Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University, 1025 East 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-4801. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Ellen Evans, Department Chair, email@example.com, NiCole Keith, Executive Associate Dean, firstname.lastname@example.org, or David B. Allison, Dean, email@example.com.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.