The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University - New Brunswick invites applicants for a tenure-track position in area of Physical Activity Assessment/Intervention at the level of Assistant Professor to begin in the Fall 2024. Candidates with expertise in physical activity assessments or interventions designed for underrepresented and historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups, gender- and sex-based minority groups, and/or people with disabilities are particularly encouraged to apply. Specific relevant research topic areas of interest include (but are not limited to) increasing health equity or reducing health disparities, mechanisms of physical activity and health behavior change, community-based interventions, health-related motivation, and real-time data capture (ecological momentary assessment or intervention).
Our department, as part of the Division of Life Sciences in the School of Arts and Sciences, educates future professionals in exercise science and sports management, advances physical activity and integrative health research, and engages communities to improve quality of life. Its faculty is committed to address major public health issues that arise, at least in part, from a lack of physical activity. This growing department is home to 9 tenure-track faculty, 11 non-tenured full-time teaching faculty, and ~1350 undergraduate majors. It is home to two undergraduate majors (Exercise Science, Sport Management, two M.S. programs (Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Global Sports Business), and a Ph.D. program in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology. Our tenure-track and tenured faculty have active research programs that are currently supported by National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, American Diabetes Association, American Kidney Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Our vision is to grow an integrated faculty that connects through teaching and research. New faculty are offered added support for grant writing, manuscript publication, laboratory management, and university procedures through mentoring teams of successful faculty both within and outside the department.
Rutgers recognizes diversity as an institutional priority and strives to ensure Rutgers faculty reflect our diverse student body. In keeping with this priority, we specifically request for applications from individuals who have been historically marginalized and/or are underrepresented in our field. We also will prioritize applicants who demonstrate a consistent commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement plus 3 sample publications, teaching statement with teaching evaluations if available, and the names and contact information for three academic references (who will be contacted with the candidate’s approval). The research and teaching statements must both address diversity, equity, and inclusion in terms of prior training and experience as well as future plans and goals. Review of applications begins October 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.
The School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We look to build a culturally diverse intellectual environment and encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.