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Professor and Kinesiology Chair

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Posting Details

Posting Number 700228
Working Title Professor and Kinesiology Chair
Advertised Employing Department Kinesiology
Appointment Type Faculty - Tenure-Eligible
Base of Employment A - Faculty (12 Months)
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Iowa State University seeks a dynamic and accomplished scholar to serve as Chair for the Department of Kinesiology. The Chair will be an innovative leader committed to academic excellence in research, student-centered learning and community engagement. The Chair will enhance and advance the strengths of the department through faculty and staff mentoring, fiscal and personnel management, and engagement with a wide range of stakeholders including academic collaborators, alumni, community, and industry partners. The Chair will be an effective communicator who will foster an environment that supports social justice, equity and inclusion throughout the department. The Chair will report to the Dean of the College of Human Sciences.

Required Education and Experience

Candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field and the academic qualifications to hold the rank of Professor with tenure in the Kinesiology department.

Preferred Education and Experience

Preference will be given to candidates with an excellent national recognition in their area of study, including research as demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and grant funding; evidence of effective teaching and student mentoring; demonstrated ability to engage with stakeholders; demonstrated experience in academic leadership; faculty and staff mentoring; fiscal and personnel management; demonstrated commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion; and experience in alumni and donor relations.

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description

The Kinesiology department enrolls over 1200 students and houses the 3rd largest undergraduate program at ISU. Within the Kinesiology and Health major, options include pre-health professions, exercise science, community/public health, physical activity and health promotion, and physical education teacher education. An athletic training degree and a diet and exercise BS/MS degree are also offered. Departmental research areas of focus include biomechanics, exercise physiology, exercise psychology, neuromotor control, physical activity epidemiology, and physical activity promotion, with over $1.8 million in external funding in 2016-17. The Department offers both an M.S. and a Ph.D. Extensive research facilities are available in the recent $5.3 million renovation of the Forker building, including a fully equipped exercise intervention space. Kinesiology faculty are engaged in collaborative research with colleagues in engineering, veterinary medicine, food science and human nutrition, textiles, child development and family studies, and psychology. The department is actively engaged with public schools, community wellness programs, fitness centers, medical centers, industry partners, and college athletics.

The mission of the College of Human Sciences is Expanding Human Potential. Improving People’s Lives. The College enrolls over 4,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students across 4 departments and the School of Education. Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,600 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,000 faculty and staff (see Ames is a progressive community of over 66,000 residents, located 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and was recently voted one of the most livable cities in the nation and ranked as the #3 healthiest city in America.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Ruth MacDonald
Department Contact Phone 515-294-5991
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information

Applications will be held in confidentiality. To guarantee consideration, submit applications by February 9th, 2018. To apply, use the direct link to attach the following:
1) a letter of application; 2) a complete curriculum vita; 3) a statement of leadership and visionary goals for the department and 4) contact information for three references. For further information, contact Search Committee Co-chairs, Dr. Ruth MacDonald, 515-294-5991 or Dr. Tim Derrick, 515-294-8438.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) A statement of leadership and visionary goals for the department- Please attach as ‘Other Document(s) 1’.
4) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Guaranteed Consideration Date 02/09/2018
Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email

Classification Information

University Title Professor - 1000
Salary Commensurate with qualifications
Job Category Faculty

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this vacancy?
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application/Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Information
  4. Other Document(s) 1
Optional Documents