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Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Department School of Community Health Sciences
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno, School of Community Health Sciences is seeking a candidate for a nine-month, tenured track position in Kinesiology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The School offers a PhD in Epidemiology and Social and Behavioral Health, as well as, MPH in Epidemiology, Social-Behavioral Health, and Health Policy and Administration and BS in Community Health Sciences (CHS), with a plan to develop into a School of Public Health. The BS in CHS has two areas of specialization, Public Health and Kinesiology. Currently there are over 1,800 undergraduate majors, with the majority of the incoming students declaring the Kinesiology specialization. Research and teaching interests should be in the area of Kinesiology. Preference will be given to applicants with practical application and whose research includes many aspects of Kinesiology such as, but not limited to, Physical Education Pedagogy, Introduction to Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology and Sports Nutrition, Motor Learning, Motor Control and Motor Development, Biomechanics, Strength and Conditioning, Clinical Exercise Physiology, and Pathophysiology. The successful applicant is expected to engage in both independent and collaborative research projects, teach successfully in the graduate and undergraduate programs and engage in the development of the new School of Public Health.

Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s historic land grant institution governed by the Nevada System of Higher Education. With a growing and increasingly diverse student enrollment of approximately 21,000 students, including nearly 3,000 graduate students, the University provides a comprehensive selection of degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. The University is currently classified (Carnegie) as “Research University/High” which places us among approximately the top 200 colleges and universities in the United States.

Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows at the base of the Sierra Nevada, The University of Nevada, is located 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and within four hours from San Francisco and the Napa-Sonoma wine country.

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Required Qualifications

PhD. in Kinesiology or related areas by 07/01/ 2018.

Evidence of scholarly activities or promising areas of research in the field of kinesiology, including but not limited to, clinical aspects of exercise physiology, applications of physical activity across diverse populations, pedagogy, or human performance research.

Preferred Qualifications
Contact Information for this Position

Bonnie Coker,, 775-682-7084
Michelle Granner,, 775-682-7101

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 06/20/2017
Job Close Date 10/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72633
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Required Documents

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