Overview

The Department of Kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member in exercise and sport psychology to begin September 1, 2018. Specific areas of interest include exercise behaviors, promoting physical activity across the lifespan, health outcomes, and psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity.

Position
Assistant Professor. Tenure-track. Nine-month appointment.

Faculty Responsibilities
Activities required of all tenure-track faculty include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervising graduate students, and curriculum development, while maintaining a productive research program. Substantial opportunities for collaborative research exist with faculty in the College of Education, School of Human Ecology, and Departments of Psychology, and Nutrition and Dietetics. Additional responsibilities include departmental, college, and university service assignments.

Qualifications
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a closely related field (ABD will be considered); evidence of capability to engage in and publish research and present at professional meetings; demonstrated knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to area of specialization; experience in working with students and colleagues from multi-cultural backgrounds. Evidence of effective teaching and ability to develop a focused line of research in the psychology of physical activity will receive preferable consideration.

Department Information
The Department of Kinesiology ( http://education.latech.edu/departments/kinesiology/) at Louisiana Tech University is one of the fastest growing departments on campus and is known for its quality of graduates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in Health & Physical Education (K-12 CAEP accredited teaching licensure program), Exercise & Health Promotion, Kinesiology and Health Sciences, and the Master of Science degree with concentrations in Administration of Sport and Physical Activity and Sports Performance. Most recently, the 2,000 sq. ft. Sport and Movement Science Laboratory ( http://www.latechsportscience.org) has been created for teaching and research. This position presents a great opportunity for a qualified, committed, and enthusiastic professional who wants to be part of a highly successful and collegial team with departmental goals of continued growth and enhanced visibility.

University Information
Louisiana Tech University is a selective-admissions, comprehensive public university that maintains as its highest priority the education and development of its students in a challenging, yet safe and supportive, community of learners. The university provides a technology-rich, interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research environment to ensure student and faculty success. Louisiana Tech’s pedestrian- friendly campus centers around the Quad with its shady trees and the Lady of the Mist fountain. The physical plant has grown to more than 130 buildings with a main campus of approximately 260 acres with additional farm, forest, pasture, and research land totaling over 1100 acres.

Community Information
Louisiana Tech University is located in the north central Louisiana town of Ruston, nestled between Shreveport and Monroe. Ruston has a friendly, college-town atmosphere and is known for its summer Peach Festival. Lincoln Parish boasts many arts, outdoor and historic attractions, such as the Dixie Center for the Arts, Lincoln Parish Park (featuring world-class mountain biking), and the Louisiana Military Museum.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin March 19th, 2018 and continue until position is filled. Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a research plan or statement, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information of three references. Official transcripts will be required from the successful candidate. Please mail or email submitted materials to:

Dr. Jordan Blazo, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3176 Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 318-257-4033
Fax: 318-257-4950
Email: Jblazo@latech.edu

Louisiana Tech University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. As a Louisiana public university, Louisiana Tech University makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.