Overview

The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management is pleased to announce the search for an Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology in the broad area of health disparities. This position require a commitment to scholarly productivity, teaching excellence, and service.

Websites: Texas Tech University’s website is http://www.ttu.edu/ and the department’s website is http://www.depts.ttu.edu/ksm/.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or Exercise Science with a concentration in exercise physiology or a related field
  • Evidence of the ability to seek and/or obtain external funds
  • Evidence of an initial record of publications in peer-reviewed journals

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates who conduct human research in the following content areas:
  • Endocrinology, metabolism, or neurophysiological aspects of exercise in a clinical and/or translational settings (or an area of expertise that is demonstrably synergistic with current departmental faculty) and
  • Health disparities that exist among specific population groups (e.g., clinical populations, ethnic and/or racial groups, gender, or age groups) from exercise physiological point of view
  • Preference will be given to candidates demonstrating potential to obtain competitive research funding/grants from external sources
  • Experience teaching undergraduate courses related to exercise physiology
  • History of promoting diversity through research, service, and/or work with students from diverse backgrounds

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research and publish in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals
  • Obtain external funding and maintain an externally funded research program
  • Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in areas of expertise
  • Direct theses and dissertations and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Perform professional service to the university, community, and profession

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experiences

Effective Date of Appointment: 9-month, tenure-track appointment will be effective September 1, 2018.

Application Deadline: Evaluation of applications will continue until this position is filled.

Application Procedures: Applications must be submitted online at http://bit.ly/2fIE0v9 and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and contact information of three people who could be asked to write letters of recommendation. Refer to requisition number 11366BR when applying for this position.

The Department: The department offers a B.S. in Kinesiology and M.S. in Kinesiology. The department is in the final approval stages for a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with new faculty having the opportunity to contribute to the development of this potential degree. The department offers state-of-the-art research equipment and laboratories in its own building, which also includes six classrooms, a student computer lab, and faculty offices. The department is one of the largest departments at Texas Tech University and enrolls over 1,200 undergraduate students in Kinesiology. Approximately 40 graduate students are enrolled in the master’s degree specializations in exercise physiology (clinical; human performance) and in motor behavior/exercise and sport psychology. The Department also has approximately 300 undergraduate and 40 graduate students earning a B.S. in Sport Management or M.S. in Sport Management, respectively.

The University: Texas Tech University enrolls over 36,000 students and is located in rapidly growing Lubbock, Texas, a center of cultural, commercial, medical, and professional services. The main campus is located adjacent to the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center offering numerous collaborative research opportunities. Guided by its 2017-2025 Strategic Plan, Texas Tech University is actively pursuing strategic initiatives that will enhance its stature as a national research university. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to this effort through their scholarly research and external funding.

For additional information regarding these positions contact:
Angela Lumpkin, Professor and Department Chair
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management
Texas Tech University
Box 43011
Lubbock, TX 79409-3011
806-834-6935
angela.lumpkin@ttu.edu