The University of Delaware — Department Chair, Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for a department chair.  We seek a visionary senior scientist with a vigorous research program and significant extramural funding who can provide strong, dynamic, and innovative leadership to advance excellence in research, teaching and service. The candidate must also possess a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, as well as effective management and interpersonal skills.  The candidate should have an earned doctorate in kinesiology or a related field and be eligible for an appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. All faculty are expected to contribute to a welcoming campus environment that embraces diversity.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology ( includes research disciplines in athletic training, applied physiology, biomechanics and motor control/neuroscience. It is comprised of 23 faculty, ~ 750 undergraduates pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science or Athletic Training, and 40 graduate students pursuing an M.S. in Exercise Science, a Ph.D. in Biomechanics & Movement Sciences or a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology. The Department provides an environment that supports and fosters the development of productive, high-quality research programs. Doctoral programs within the Department were ranked 13th by the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2015. Annual research funding for the unit is approximately $5.8 million.

Ranked second, nationally, among the best places to study the health professions by College Factual, the College of Health Sciences is a thriving academic unit of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 110 faculty with outstanding research and teaching facilities. The College has recently opened an exciting new 100,000 sq. ft. clinical research facility (pictured above). The College includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures of approximately $16 million, the College currently houses a number of large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. The College boasts strong research teams in the areas of cardiovascular health, musculoskeletal health, neurological disorders, and other chronic disease conditions, as well as biomechanics and rehabilitation science. There are also numerous collaborations with our clinical partners.

With roots tracing back to 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology.  Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. Delaware was recently ranked second, nationally, in peer-reviewed publication rate in a report issued by the Council of State Governments published by Elsevier. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation. Relocation and start-up funds are available.  Appointment date negotiable.

For a complete list of requirements and job duties and to apply online, please visit the UDJOBS website at  Job ID 103837.

Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans.  The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check.  A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.