University of Minnesota — Associate or Full Professor of Kinesiology

School of Kinesiology
University of Minnesota

Job Opening ID: 326186
Job Posting Title: Associate or Full Professor, Kinesiology
Location: UMTC, East Bank
Schedule Type: Full-Time

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant and diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, sport organizations, arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations. Further information about the University of Minnesota can be found at and the Relocation Assistance Program site at

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota has a rich tradition of research and scholarship, combined with excellence in teaching and service. The mission of the school is to enrich the quality of human life by expanding, applying, and disseminating the body of knowledge germane to physical activity, recreation, sport, and their applied systems. Complete information on the School can be found on the website,

The School of Kinesiology, College of Education and Human Development, UMTC, is seeking an outstanding candidate to fill a tenured Associate or Full Professor position in Kinesiology. The appointment is a full-time, 9-month, and contingent upon qualifications and University processes. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The start date is August 26, 2019, which is the beginning of the 2019-20 academic year.

The position expectations include:

  • Maintaining an active and independent research program in one of the cutting-edge fields in Sport Sociology or Sport and Exercise Psychology focusing on women and girls in sport and physical activity
  • Holding a leadership position in the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. This interdisciplinary research center is devoted to sponsoring, promoting, and disseminating scholarly work on how sport and physical activity affect the lives of girls and women, their families, and communities.
  • Seeking and securing external funding to support research and other scholarly work
  • Disseminating research findings through publication and presentation in the scientific community
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Sport Sociology and/or Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Mentoring and advising master’s and doctoral students for thesis and dissertation research
  • Serving at the departmental, college and University levels, as well as in the greater professional field and community


  • Earned a doctorate degree in Kinesiology, Sociology, Psychology, or a doctorate in a closely related field
  • Successful record of research productivity related to girls and women in sport and physical activity, as demonstrated by publication in high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Evidence of high quality teaching experience in Sport Sociology and/or Sport and Exercise Psychology or related fields at the college or university level
  • Track record of receiving extramural funding supporting research and other scholarly work
  • Demonstrated experience in advising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  • Evidence of active engagement in departmental, college, university, and greater professional field and community service
  • The overall qualifications of the candidates must meet the standards for tenure at the University of Minnesota.


  • Record of leadership in basic and applied research settings including supervision and coordination of multiple research projects
  • Experience in conducting interdisciplinary and collaborative research with colleagues in other related fields of Kinesiology and scientific community
  • Demonstrated track record in obtaining external funding
  • Ability to translate and disseminate scholarship via community outreach and civic engagement

Applications must be submitted online. Follow the “application directions” below to be considered for this position. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Activities” page and uploading documents there.

To receive the fullest consideration, applications should be received no later than October 1, 2018. Completed applications will consist of: (a) a letter addressing qualifications that relate to the position; (b) a curriculum vitae; (c) 3 sample publications; and (d) contact information for at least three references. All questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Lisa Kihl, Search Chair, at If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Gao Thao at This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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