003801-2017 - Assistant/Associate Professor

The Department of Health & Kinesiology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure track position in the area of Exercise Psychology to begin fall 2018.  A doctoral degree in kinesiology or related field and evidence of scholarship in the psychology of exercise/physical activity (broadly defined) or related field is required.  Post-doctoral experience preferred.  An independent line of research with potential for attracting extramural funding is expected at the assistant level, and evidence of successful and current extramural funding is expected at the associate level.  Responsibilities also include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, advising graduate students, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees.  There are ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the department, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and campus-wide emphasis areas (e.g., obesity, cancer, gerontology, children/adolescents, disease prevention, imaging, engineering).  Professional collaborative opportunities and pilot funding also exist with the NIH-supported Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (www.indianactsi.org); the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/ismail); Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/), the Cooperative Extension Programs of Health and Human Sciences (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/extension); and over 100 Centers at Purdue (http://www.purdue.edu/research/centers-institutes-cores/list.php).

The Department of Health & Kinesiology is one of nine units in the College of Health & Human Sciences and is home to over 650 undergraduate students and 40 graduate students.  Purdue is consistently ranked among the leading research institutions in the country and has the second largest international student population among U.S. public universities.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a letter of interest describing future research plans, funding record, and teaching interests; up to three representative papers; and have three letters of reference electronically sent to: H. N. Zelaznik, Ph.D., Chair of the Health and Kinesiology Exercise Psychology Search Committee c/o Ms. Michelle Scott (mjscott@purdue.edu), Purdue University, 800 W. Stadium Ave., West Lafayette, IN, 47907.  Position is open until filled; review of applications will commence no earlier than November 14, 2017.

A background check is required for employment in this position.

Applicants with experience working in diverse settings are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Purdue University’s Department of Health & Kinesiology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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