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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Kinesiology with emphasis in Health and Well-being -13883 - West Virginia University College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences

State: Morgantown, WV
Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Kinesiology with emphasis in Health and Well-being -13883
Deadline: February 4, 2020
Posted: January 15, 2020

Job Description / Duties

The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences (CPASS) at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Health and Well-being for the Morgantown campus to begin August 2020. Our College serves approximately 1,100 students across 15 degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Our mission focuses on conducting and disseminating high-quality research, preparing students to be leaders and innovators in their fields, and enhancing the quality of life for the residents of our state through outreach efforts. We are looking for a highly qualified individual who can contribute to this mission by working with other faculty, learners, and community partners in a dynamic and collaborative environment.

Duties for the ideal candidate include the ability to communicate a focused line of research that is supportable through a range of funding sources. Candidate is expected to effectively teach in-person and online courses in the Health and Well-being major. Course could include Introduction to Health Promotion Profession, Enhancing Well-being, and Health Education courses. Candidate will be expected to provide service to the department, college, and profession.

This 9-month position will begin on August 14, 2020. Summer teaching opportunities are available

Review of applications will begin on February 4, 2020 and will remain open until filled.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Qualifications must be met by time of appointment.

  • An earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in Health and Well-being or a closely related area at time of appointment
  • Demonstrated ability in presenting and publishing high-quality research
  • Previous success (or potential) attracting extramural funding and/or experience working on funded research projects
  • Ability to contribute to multi-disciplinary research in physical activity and health promotion in WV communities
  • Evidence of innovative and effective teaching with adult learners via in-person and online formats
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

Additional Information

To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references. The letter of application should address the applicant’s ability to meet the responsibilities of the position. You may apply for this position at: To apply, candidates must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four professional references. The letter of application should address the applicant’s ability to meet the responsibilities of the position. You may apply for this position at:  https://wvu.taleo.net/careersection/faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=13883&lang=en

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and Veterans.

Meeting the needs of today's professional couples is a critical factor in WVU's success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. Visit https://careers.wvu.edu/career-opportunities/dual-career-program

WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit for more information and for additional job postings. www.hercjobs.org/regions/higher-ed-careers-ohio/

Salary:  Commensurate with experience

Contact Information

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dana Voelker, Chair, HWB Search Committee, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences at dkvoelker@mail.wvu.edu

Employer Profile

West Virginia University is the flagship, land-grant institution of higher education in the state of West Virginia and one of only 46 institutions nationwide defined as both a land-grant institution and a Carnegie-classified R1 (Highest Research Activity) institution. The university is also a Carnegie-classified Community Engaged institution. Ranked among the top 100 public universities, WVU offers 193 degree programs to approximately 31,000 students through its 15 colleges and schools.

West Virginia University is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, which itself is identified as a most preferred small city/college town in America. The immediate region has a diverse population of approximately 350,000 residents. Morgantown is also within easy traveling distance of several larger metropolitan and cultural centers, including Pittsburgh, PA, Washington, DC, and Columbus, OH.