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University of Utah Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Assistant Professor

Department 00196 - Exercise and Sport Science

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin


University of Utah, College of Health,

Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation

Tenure Track Faculty Announcement in Kinesiology (Physical Activity)

Health and Kinesiology at the University of Utah

Our mission is to enhance health, quality of life, and human performance through discovery, dissemination, and application of the scientific foundations of health and physical activity. We aspire to be globally recognized for excellence in advancing the knowledge and practice of health and physical activity and mentoring future leaders in our discipline.

Assistant Professor – Nine-Month Tenure Track Faculty Position

The Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation at the University of Utah ( invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Kinesiology Program. Candidates should have a strong research background related to physical activity (e.g. epidemiological, behavioral interventions, etc.). There are existing opportunities for collaboration in these research areas within the Department and the greater Health Sciences Center including the School of Medicine, Division of Public Health, and Department of Nutrition and Integrative Physiology. Research infrastructure exists to assist in the development of research enterprise through the College of Health Research Office and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

Candidates should possess a quality track record of peer reviewed publications and external funding. Candidates will be expected to continue a strong line of scholarship and external funding as well as teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, mentor graduate students conducting MS Thesis and/or Ph.D. dissertation research, and participate in professional, department, college, and university service.

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.


The Health and Kinesiology program is a part of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (HKR), within the College of Health, which is one of five components in the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah (along with the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Dentistry). The Health and Kinesiology program has approximately 1500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students (Masters and Doctoral).

Located on the northeastern edge of Salt Lake City, our 1,500 acre campus reaches to the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Over 30,000 students represent all 50 states and many foreign countries. More than 2,000 clinical, adjunct, research, and visiting faculty serve the student body.

Utah is the west at its best! The Salt Lake City region has four distinct seasons, ready access to all outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. The Salt Lake City International Airport is a Delta hub with direct flights to most major US markets and numerous international cities. Utah is home to 11 national parks and monuments, in addition to countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. The Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.5 million people, and is the vibrant hub of the intermountain west.


Nine-month tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor


Ph.D. and academic preparation in Kinesiology or a closely related discipline required. Evidence of research, teaching, and service effectiveness.

To apply:

Questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Tim Brusseau, Director – Kinesiology. Email: Tel: 801.587.7900 or to Professor A. Mark Williams, Chair – Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. Email: Tel: 435 901 2447

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSare subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 12/04/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02160F

Type Faculty

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