The Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire is currently seeking applicants for a tenure track appointment in Exercise Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Additional information on the program, university, and laboratory facilities can be found on the department website (http://www.chhs.unh.edu/kin_es/).
All applicants will be considered but research expertise in exercise metabolism or environmental physiology is desirable. The start date is August, 2009.
The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston, 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 14,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively creates and nurtures a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Exercise Science or a related area and will conduct human research that complements current faculty. The Exercise Physiology Laboratory will be moving to a new facility in the Summer of 2009 and will be approximately 3500 square feet. See website for additional laboratory specifications. A sample of current research includes: aging and movement economy, circuit weight training in postpartum women, neuromuscular function and fall risk in aging individuals, and efficacy of cardiac disease prevention programs. The development of an independent human research program is expected and start-up support is available. Applicants are expected to seek external funding and Associate Professor applicants should have a record of successful grantsmanship at the national level. Research mentoring of both undergraduate and graduate students is expected.
Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is highly valued at the University of New Hampshire and teaching experience with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with, and a commitment to, under-served and diverse populations is extremely desirable. Associate Professor and, if possible, Assistant Professor candidates should show evidence of outstanding teaching. Courses that may be taught by the candidate include: Advanced Exercise Physiology, Biology of Aging, Electrocardiography, Metabolic Adaptations to Exercise, Physiology of Exercise, Science and Practice of Strength Development, Scientific Foundations of Health and Fitness, Statistics, and Topics in Applied Physiology.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit your materials electronically and include a letter of application indicating how qualifications and accomplishments fit the requirements of the position, a statement on teaching philosophy accompanied by evidence of successful teaching (Associate Professor mandatory, Assistant Professor if possible), a brief statement of future research plans and the type of equipment you would require for your research, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference specific to this position, and publication reprints to:
Timothy J. Quinn, Ph.D.
The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.