The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences, Associate/Full Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences [18540]

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.

The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences is searching for one full-time, nine-month, tenure-track or tenured position at Associate/Full Professor starting no later than August 1, 2018. As part of the Top Tier initiative, we are seeking to build our research program in the department. These are primarily research positions with few teaching responsibilities, although we are interested in faculty who can mentor doctoral level students as well as junior faculty.
The department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences currently serves more than 1,500 undergraduate and 50 graduate students, including 15 doctoral students, and is committed to generating new knowledge within our fields. We also strive to develop professionals in the evidence-based practice of kinesiology and nutrition.

We are particularly interested in candidates performing collaborative interventions in obesity, neuroscience, behavioral sciences, genomics, or military operational medicine. A wide range of sport, exercise, and nutrition research areas will be considered and the most important aspect is the potential for funding. Additional responsibilities include mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including PhD students in Interdisciplinary Health Sciences. The candidate will be expected to teach some courses in the department, and may have the opportunity to develop courses in their field of expertise.

A strong record of external funding and potential to sustain external funding is required, as is a history of high-quality publication. This position requires an earned doctorate in nutrition, physiology, kinesiology, exercise science, biology, behavioral sciences, or other related field from a regionally accredited college or university. Ability to contribute to an interdisciplinary laboratory and research team within the department and university is essential. Candidate must meet eligibility requirements to begin and continue working in the United States at the time of appointment.

Salary competitive with those at similar comprehensive, research-intensive institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Review of candidates’ materials will begin immediately, and the positions will remain open until filled. Materials should be addressed to Search Committee Chair and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.