Temple University’s College of Public Health is leading a new movement to reimagine the future of public health. Through transdisciplinary research and interprofessional education, our students, faculty, and staff embrace public health as a catalyst for individual and community change in pursuit of the common good. The Department of Kinesiology invites applications for a non-tenure track instructional faculty member, beginning Fall Semester 2019.
Position and Qualifications. We seek an enthusiastic, dedicated professional with a background in behavioral sciences within Kinesiology. Likely instructional assignments include undergraduate core (e.g., social-psychology of physical activity) and elective (e.g., exercise psychology and adherence) courses. Applicants should have a doctorate in Kinesiology or related discipline. Although applicants completing their dissertation will be considered, preference will be given to applicants with an earned doctorate. A record of teaching at the undergraduate level is very desirable. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice.
The non-tenure instructional track appointment will be at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level, dependent on qualifications. Initial appointment will be for one academic year, but may be renewed ongoingly for terms up to five years. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
The Department. Kinesiology is respected for its undergraduate and graduate programs, research and service to the University. In addition to offering flourishing and rigorous academic programs for its diverse body of students, the Department is well known for its educational service to students across the university at large. This includes the delivery of lecture/lab-based courses in Human Anatomy and Physiology, which serve one of the largest number of students at the university, as well as very popular physical activity courses. Current externally funded research programs focus on mild traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular genomics. Twenty-one full- time faculty and approximately 60 adjunct faculty (primarily serving the physical activity courses) serve the Department. The College also assigns each year 20-25 teaching assistants to the Department to support its instructional mission.
Realignment is currently underway of Kinesiology’s graduate programs in Athletic Training and the undergraduate program in Health Professions into a new Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Students in the new Department will continue to enjoy a strong relationship with Kinesiology as core courses will be taught by Kinesiology faculty.
Beginning next academic year, the Department of Kinesiology will include two undergraduate programs: Exercise and Sport Science as well as Kinesiology. The B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science provides students with knowledge and competencies required for professional service in a variety of health fitness, wellness, and sport performance settings, as well as for graduate study in exercise physiology or in a variety of related health fields. The B.S. in Kinesiology is a newly established stand-alone degree, providing students with an array of career options related to physical activity, health and well-being. Graduate programs include M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. The Department has a collaborative arrangement with Physical Therapy to deliver graduate programs in Neuromotor Science. The M.S. in Neuromotor Science prepares individuals to advance the science of neuromotor control and biomechanics of human posture and movement in individuals across the lifespan and spectrum of health and disability levels. The Ph.D. in Neuromotor Science provides a research-focused degree preparing graduates for research positions or teaching/research positions in academic, clinical research, or industry settings.
The College. Kinesiology is one of 9 academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines enrolling 4,600 students in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College, fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health as a school of public health, has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in configuration of programs, interprofessional education, research funding, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Kinesiology is an active participant in the College’s research portfolio that includes behavioral, social and environmental inquiries, medical interventions, and basic science. Particular research strengths include obesity, cancer, mental health, aphasia and other language disorders, HIV/AIDS, organ and tissue donation, and aging. In addition, a new Center focused on Community Engaged Research and Practice is being launched.
The College has the highest level of extramural funding per faculty member and second highest amount of total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at Temple University. Much of this research support comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense as well as a wide range of foundations. CPH faculty collaborate with the Center for Public Health Law Research, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Temple University Health System and other area health care systems.
The University. Temple University is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry in addition to research centers including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center.
Applicants should email their curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching experience, and names of at least three references to email@example.com. For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Anthony Sgherza at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.