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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 744210
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, Tenure System Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Working/Functional Title

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure System

Position Summary

The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University seeks a full-time, tenure system faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank with expertise in exercise and sport psychology. The ideal candidate will enhance the research and external funding portfolio of the department, be committed to quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and value service to the institution, profession, and community. Opportunities to collaborate exist throughout the department, including within our Institute for the Study of Youth Sports. The position is a 9-month academic year appointment with an August 16, 2022 start date.

The MSU Department of Kinesiology is world renowned for research, teaching, and outreach in pediatric kinesiology. Housed in the College of Education, the department serves approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. Duties of this position include:

· Conduct a vigorous, cutting-edge scholarly research program that will augment department recognition and enhance graduate student recruitment.

· Seek and obtain external funding.

· Teach in all modes of delivery and at all levels in areas of expertise and department curricular need, with particular focus on the Psychosocial concentration area.

· Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at the master 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, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate must show evidence (at the Associate Professor rank) or at least considerable promise (at the Assistant Professor rank) for: (a) significant scholarly accomplishment, (b) success in acquiring external funding, (c) high-quality college-level teaching, (d) effective graduate student mentoring, and (e) meaningful service contributions.

Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who can foster scholarly connections within the department and across campus. Also, interest in leadership within the department and mentoring of junior faculty will be particularly valued at the Associate Professor rank. The capacity to develop scholarly connections (at the Assistant and Associate rank) and to offer leadership/mentoring should be specifically addressed within the letter of application (at the Associate Professor rank).

Required Application Materials

Online application via is required, see posting 744210. Applicants must submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, e-mails, and phone numbers of three references; and reprints of up to three recent publications.

Together-we-will Statement

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Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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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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