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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 713552
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Kinesiology - Ed 10014394
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union

Position Summary

The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University is seeking a Fixed Term faculty member at the assistant professor level with expertise in sport and exercise psychology. The ideal candidate will be committed to quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and value service to the institution, profession, and community. The position is a 9-month fixed-term appointment with an August 16, 2021 start date.

Teach in all modes of delivery and at all levels in areas of expertise and department curricular need.

• Advise and mentor graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels.

• Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Applicants should have an earned relevant doctoral degree. The successful candidate must show evidence of: (a) high-quality college-level teaching, (b) scholarly expertise in psychosocial aspects of sport and exercise, (c) capacity to engage in undergraduate and graduate student mentoring, and (d) meaningful service contributions. These qualifications should be specifically addressed within the letter of application.

Desired Qualifications

The most desirable candidates will meet our minimum qualifications, demonstrate a commitment to inclusive excellence, and will have a scholarly background that aligns with department research and outreach emphases.

Required Application Materials

Interested candidates should send a tailored letter of application, curriculum vitae, up to three examples of scholarly work, and names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to:, posting number 713552.

Special Instructions

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the interim Department Chairperson, Dr. Karin Pfeiffer, Review of applications will begin immediately. Please visit our webpage ( for further information about the Department of Kinesiology.

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Department Statement

Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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