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Faculty Position FY14-29
October 3, 2013

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Psychology of Physical Activity and Health

Hiring Unit
Kinesiology and Health Education

Job Description/Responsibilities
Potential candidates will teach a variety of courses including, but not limited to, health psychology, health promotion, psychological and social aspects of exercise and sport, rehabilitation psychology, and research methods.  In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to mentor and advise graduate students pursuing a Master of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Behavior and engage in relevant research and service activities. The department seeks to attract culturally and academically diverse candidates who are committed to a welcoming environment that serves all individuals.

Minimum Qualifications
Required qualifications include a Doctoral degree in Kinesiology, Health, Psychology, or related field with an emphasis in the psychology of physical activity as it relates to health.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability or potential for successful teaching and to secure internal and external funding and publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.  Ability to teach a variety of courses including, but not limited to, health psychology, health promotion, psychological and social aspects of exercise and sport, rehabilitation psychology, and research methods.  Ability to mentor and advise graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Sport and Exercise Behavior and engage in relevant research and service activities.  Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and members of the university and local community are required.  ABD candidates are encouraged to apply but must have completed doctoral degree by August 15, 2014.

Qualifications Preferred
Preference may be given to applicants with research interests in Exercise Science and experience teaching introductory Exercise Science classes and who are able to contribute to our weight management program.

Terms of Appointment
Continuing, tenure-track academic year (9 month) appointment beginning August 15, 2014.  Summer appointment is contingent upon availability of funds and enrollment.

Source of Funds
State

Salary
Commensurate with training and experience.  Excellent benefits package included.

Application Process
Submit a letter of application, vita, transcripts (unofficial temporarily acceptable), two scholarly work samples,  a philosophy of teaching, a philosophy of research, and the names, mailing addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references to:

     Dr. David Cluphf, Search Chairperson
     Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
     Campus Box 1126
     SIUE, Edwardsville, IL

*Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to dcluphf@siue.edu.

Application Deadline
Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. 

 

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