Kinesiology: Psychology of Physical Activity / Human Movement (tenure track) - Pennsylvania State University in University Park Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State University

University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

United States


Detailed Job Description

Psychology of Physical Activity / Human Movement - Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
The Department of Kinesiology ( in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University is seeking a full-time, tenure track assistant professor interested in the area of psychology and physical activity/human movement. Candidates with strong research programs that address
behavioral, cognitive, or neuro psychological dimensions of physical activity and or human movement as they relate to health and or performance are encouraged to apply. Although we are interested in attracting a broad pool of candidates whose interests fit the position, we are particularly interested in such foci as physical activity and health, childhood health, obesity, women's health, or aging.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate area within or related to Kinesiology, and demonstrate an established record of scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding, and assume teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience and whose research and teaching interests advance the mission of our department and complement current faculty interests.
The Department of Kinesiology offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and is part of the College of Health and Human Development. Our graduate program is ranked #1 by both the National Research Council and the National Academy of Kinesiology. The educational environment is enriched by the considerable breadth and diversity of faculty expertise and educational opportunities for students in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and biological sciences. Significant resources in areas pertinent to the psychological study of physical activity/human movement exist at Penn State, including research facilities and collaborations with multidisciplinary organizations such as the Social Science Research Institute, the Population Research Institute, the Center for Childhood Obesity Research, the Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service, the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, the Center for Healthy Aging, the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center (SLEIC), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Hershey Medical Center
(and its regional campus in State College), and the Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences.
The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of Pennsylvania. University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24 campuses, with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 42,000 students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study. University Park is located in Central Pennsylvania, adjacent to the
municipality of State College, which enjoys an array of cultural opportunities, access to many protected natural areas for outdoor activities, high quality schools, and quality of life. Penn State has two child care centers on campus and has mechanisms to address dual-career issues.
Penn State values diversity in all forms and we encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. Review of applications will begin in December 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
To be considered, candidates must complete an on-line application for Job #54200 (visit: and upload (1) a letter of application that includes a research statement of scholarly interests with short and long term goals and a teaching statement of pedagogical philosophy and experiences, and (2) a complete curriculum vita. Also, needed are reprints of three recent publications, and the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three professional references.

These materials should be uploaded, as well. Please direct questions or informal inquiries to: Ms. Christy English at or phone (814) 865-7575. Please indicate “Psychology search #54200” in the subject line of all email correspondence.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.


Keyword Phrases

  • Kinesiology
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Professional
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume