Iowa State University seeks a dynamic and accomplished scholar to serve as Chair for the Department of Kinesiology. The Chair will be an innovative leader committed to academic excellence in research, student-centered learning and community engagement. The Chair will enhance and advance the strengths of the department through faculty and staff mentoring, fiscal and personnel management, and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders including academic collaborators, alumni, community, and industry partners. The Chair will be an effective communicator who will foster an environment that supports social justice, equity and inclusion throughout the department. The Chair will report to the Dean of the College of Human Sciences.
The Kinesiology department enrolls over 1200 students and houses the 3rd largest undergraduate program at ISU. Within the Kinesiology and Health major, options include pre-health professions, exercise science, community/public health, physical activity and health promotion, and physical education teacher education. An athletic training degree and a diet and exercise BS/MS degree are also offered. Departmental research areas of focus include biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, neuromotor control, physical activity epidemiology, and physical activity promotion, with over $1.8 million in external funding in 2016-17. The Department offers both an M.S. and a Ph.D. Extensive research facilities are available in the recent $5.3 million renovation of the Forker building, including a fully equipped exercise intervention space. Kinesiology faculty are engaged in collaborative research with colleagues in engineering, veterinary medicine, food science and human nutrition, textiles, child development and family studies, and psychology. The department is actively engaged with public schools, community wellness programs, fitness centers, medical centers, industry partners, and college athletics.
The mission of the College of Human Sciences is Expanding Human Potential. Improving People’s Lives. The College enrolls over 4,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students across 4 departments and the School of Education. Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,600 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,000 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames is a progressive community of over 66,000 residents, located 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and was recently voted one of the most livable cities in the nation and ranked as the #3 healthiest city in America.
Applications will be held in confidentiality. To guarantee consideration, submit applications by February 9th, 2018. To apply, go to https://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/29940 to attach the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a complete curriculum vita; 3) a statement of leadership and visionary goals for the department and 4) contact information for three references. For further information, contact Search Committee Co-chairs, Dr. Ruth MacDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org 515-294-5991 or Dr. Tim Derrick, email@example.com 515-294-8438.
Iowa State University is an Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.
Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field and the academic qualifications to hold the rank of Professor with tenure in the Kinesiology department. Preference will be given to candidates with an excellent national recognition in their area of study, including research as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and grant funding; evidence of effective teaching and student mentoring; ability to engage with stakeholders; demonstrated experience in academic leadership; faculty and staff mentoring; fiscal and personnel management; demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion; and experiences in alumni and donor relations.
Over 36,600 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,000 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames is a progressive community of over 66,000 residents, located 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and was recently voted one of the most livable cities in the nation and ranked as the #3 healthiest city in America.