Senior Rank Professor of Kinesiology: Physical Activity and Health Disparities

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The Department of Kinesiology in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for an Associate or Full Professor in the area of Physical Activity and Health Disparities. This is a salaried, 9-month tenured/ tenure track position.

Building on the premise that “exercise is medicine”, UVA’s Department of Kinesiology seeks to hire a senior faculty member to advance the science and implementation of precision exercise and physical activity interventions aimed at improving health outcomes among individuals of different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, or otherwise underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in addressing physical activity disparities through targeted interventions, drawing upon social and behavioral science theories in an effort to positively impact broader health and wellness disparities among disadvantaged groups.

Applicants should have a significant record of scholarly productivity and research that clearly aligns with at least one of the three existing graduate program areas: Athletic Training & Sports Medicine, Exercise Physiology & Nutrition, or Kinesiology for Individuals with Disabilities.

Duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses within the Department of Kinesiology. Additional duties include scholarship, advising, mentoring, and service activities.

Required qualifications and experience:
• A doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or a related field;
• Significant record of scholarly productivity, a proven record of obtaining extramural funding, and national standing in chosen discipline;
• An established line of research in physical activity and health disparities and experience working with multidisciplinary research teams;
• Knowledge of physical activity and exercise interventions in underrepresented groups and expertise in applying this knowledge in educational, community, or healthcare settings;
• Experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students;
• University level experience teaching courses related to Kinesiology;
• An explicit commitment to and demonstrated accomplishments in teaching, research, and service that contributes to advancing understanding and outcomes for underrepresented groups;
• Knowledge of culturally responsive pedagogy appropriate for academically diverse learners and a respect for diversity and richness in human experience;
• Candidates for the rank of Professor will have a record of substantial and sustained scholarly productivity, a national reputation for scholarship considered to be significant and appropriate to their discipline, and a proven record of obtaining extramural funding.

Preferred qualifications and experience:
Demonstrated ability to use technology in creative ways to teach courses related to Kinesiology.

To Apply:
Please apply through Workday, and search for ‘’Senior Rank Professor of Kinesiology: Physical Activity and Health Disparities, Curry School of Education and Human Development“. Complete an application online and attach a CV, Cover Letter, Contact information for 3 references (name, title, relationship, email, phone number). References will not be contacted until after in-person interviews are conducted. Statement of teaching philosophy, Statement of research interests, Two publications. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Should you encounter challenges in uploading your documents, please email them to the Recruiter to attach to your application.

For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. The position will remain open until filled. For questions about the position please contact the search committee chairs, Jay Hertel, Joe Gieck Professor in Sports Medicine, or Catherine Bradshaw, Professor of Education and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. For questions about the application process please contact Bethany Case, Academic Recruiter.

Senior Rank Professor of Kinesiology: Physical Activity and Health Disparities