Assistant or Associate Professor - Exercise Physiology
Iowa State Univeristy
Location: Ames, Iowa
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R13052
The Department of Kinesiology (http://www.kin.hs.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position. The scope of this position encompasses scientists with a biomedical focus in integrative human physiology related to movement, physical activity or exercise and, in particular, health. Applications are desired from individuals who utilize innovative approaches and methodology, which can be from a variety of models ranging from the cellular to whole organism, and involving animal models or human studies. The ideal candidate would perform research that is mechanistic, high impact, and addresses highly prevalent chronic diseases and their complications. This is a 9-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position with an anticipated start date in August, 2024. For appointment at the Assistant Professor rank, the successful candidate is expected to develop an externally funded research program, publish in scholarly journals, integrate expertise into teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and provide relevant University and professional service. For appointment at the Associate Professor rank, the candidate should have demonstrated the aforementioned. The department is particularly interested in candidates who can demonstrate that their research and teaching expertise will complement and extend the expertise now available within the Department of Kinesiology. The successful applicant will have strong departmental support, excellent research infrastructure, collaborative opportunities with relevant units on- and off-campus, and a supportive, collegial work environment. Candidates must have completed the requirements for a doctorate by August 2024 in an appropriate area and have evidence of a focused research program as demonstrated by publication record. Post-doctoral experience, involvement in seeking extramural funding, and college/university teaching experience are highly desirable.
Requirements for Doctorate by August 2024 in an appropriate area of Kinesiology or related field
Evidence of focused research program as demonstrated by publication record.
The Department of Kinesiology is one of five academic units in the College of Human Sciences and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in kinesiology. The department has approximately 1100 undergraduate and 40 graduate students, making it one of the largest academic departments at Iowa State. Department laboratories are well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Faculty research and teaching interests address biomechanical, neuromotor, physiological, cellular/molecular, epidemiological, and psychological perspectives of human movement, physical activity, and health. Outstanding opportunities for collaboration exist within the department and University (https://research.iastate.edu), including the highly regarded College of Veterinary Medicine, the Office of Biotechnology, the federal National Animal Disease Center and a nearby college of osteopathic medicine, Des Moines University. Department faculty and staff have a high level of collegiality and a strong commitment to students.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation R1 Doctoral University—Very High Research Activity. About 30,000 students are enrolled and served by 6,000 faculty and staff (see w...ww.iastate.edu). Iowa State faculty and staff receive over $500 million in sponsored funding each year. Iowa State students choose from 100 majors, study with world-class scholars, and hone their leadership skills in more than 800 student organizations. Iowa State is located in Ames (see https://web.iastate.edu/life-at-iowa-state/campus-and-ames and https://www.thinkames.com/), a progressive community of 60,000 located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines. Ames regularly ranks among the top college towns in the U.S. It is well known for excellent schools, high quality of life, hundreds of acres of parks, numerous bike paths, and cultural festivals and celebrations.