University of Iowa — Assistant / Associate Professor in Exercise Science (Tenure-Track)

The Department of Health and Human Physiology (HHP) ( at The University of Iowa ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor with a focus in Exercise Science. Candidates with strong research programs in any area of exercise science related to the acute or chronic effects of exercise on metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological/brain, respiratory, skeletal or muscular systems in humans are invited to apply. Candidates studying conditions related to aging, obesity or diabetes in adults are of particular interest given University of Iowa research initiatives such as the Aging Mind and Brain Initiative (, Obesity Research and Education Initiative ( the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center ( There are also opportunities for collaboration with ongoing studies including the Iowa Bone Development Study ( and the Muscatine Heart Study ( There are numerous opportunities for collaboration with faculty in Colleges of Medicine, Public Health, Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences. Outstanding research space with state-of-the-art core labs are available in the Department and in the adjacent Carver College of Medicine, and excellent clinical research infrastructure is available in the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (

The successful candidate at the Assistant Professor level will possess a record of peer-reviewed publications in high quality scientific journals and strong potential to acquire external funding for research in one of the areas of exercise science listed above. A successful candidate at the Associate Professor level will have demonstrated excellence in peer-reviewed scholarly publications and in acquiring external extramural funding for a program of scholarly research in one of the areas of exercise science listed above. The candidate at either level will be expected to develop and sustain scholarly work yielding peer-reviewed publications, seek extramural funding for research, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, advise students, supervise placement of students in internships, direct MS and PhD theses, and conduct professional and collegiate service activities. Successful applicants will also oversee curriculum development in the rapidly growing undergraduate track in Exercise Science as part of the BA degree in HHP. There is also an opportunity to contribute to the development of a new community-based Health Assessment Laboratory in the Department that will provide assessment of fitness, sport performance, body composition, nutrition, and behavioral health to the public using a menu-based fee for service and supervise. A relevant doctoral degree is required. Salary and start-up support will be highly competitive with other institutions. Position will begin August 16, 2017.

The Department of HHP and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity. The strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University also supports the Dual Career Services, a unique service that helps spouses/partners of faculty candidates seeking employment in the greater Iowa City area:

Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Gary Pierce at To apply for this position, visit The University of Iowa jobs website at requisition #69835. Application must include 1) a letter of interest, 2) full curriculum vitae, 3) PDFs of 2-3 peer-reviewed published articles, 4) 3 to 5 page summary of research accomplishments and future research plans, and 5) names and contact information of 3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked by search committee. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.