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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Health & Kinesiology
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah
Date Posted 10/16/2021
Faculty-Health-Physical Education & Kinesiology
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Health & Kinesiology
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The University of Utah, an AA/EO employer, encourages applications from women and minorities, and provides reasonable accommodation to the known disabilities of applicants and employees.The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong or demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Position/Rank Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Health & Kinesiology
Department 00196 - Health & Kinesiology
City Salt Lake City, UT
Track Tenure Track
New Position to Begin 2022
Assistant Professor,  Tenure Track – Department of Health & Kinesiology – College of Health
The Department of Health & Kinesiology in the College of Health at the University of Utah invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor. Candidates should possess a quality track record of peer reviewed publications and the potential to garner external funding. Individuals with research experience in the areas of neuromechanics, motor control, or the neural control of movement are strongly encouraged to apply, but all individuals with research experience in fields related to human movement science will be considered. There are existing opportunities for collaboration within the Department and College, the greater University of Utah Health Sciences Center, as well as on the University of Utah main campus. 
The Department of Health & Kinesiology, is one of six departments (Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Nutrition and Integrative Physiology, Occupational and Recreational Therapies, Parks, Recreation, and Tourism, and Speech Communication Disorders) in 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). Health & Kinesiology has approximately 1200 undergraduate students and 50 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. Salt Lake City is juxtaposed to the Wasatch Mountains, offering unparalleled opportunities for skiing, hiking, fly fishing, biking, camping, and rock climbing. Eight National Parks are within a 5-hour drive from Salt Lake City.
Tenure Track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Primary responsibilities include:
•               Develop and maintain a scholarly research program that will augment research strengths in the department and collaborations across the University of Utah
•               Seek and obtain external funding
•               Recruit, advise, and mentor master’s, and doctoral (PhD) students
•               Teach in area of expertise within the Health & Kinesiology program, specifically related to neuromechanics, motor control, or movement science
•               Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community
•               Aid in the program, department, college and university’s commitment for inclusive excellence. We value 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
Degree requirement:
•               Applicants should have an earned, relevant academic doctoral degree prior to the
start of the appointment
Minimum qualifications:
•               Show evidence of significant scholarly accomplishment
•               Conduct research that has substantial potential for acquiring external funding
•               Proficiency in college-level teaching
Desired qualifications:
•               Postdoctoral training experience, if no prior experience as faculty member
Apply online:
Applications will be reviewed on December 1, 2021, and continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates should submit their application before December 1, 2021 for full consideration.
If you have questions, please contact:
Peter Fino, Search Committee Chair 
Tim Brusseau, Department Chair, Health & Kinesiology.
Email: . 
Candidates should submit the following documents
•       Cover Letter, expressing your interest in applying for the position and a description of your fit within the Department and University, and its faculty  
•       Curriculum vitae
•       A statement of research agenda and plan for the next 5 years
•       A statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy
•       A statement of your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion
•       Names and contact information of 4 professional references
Resources to assist applicants in preparing the required documents can be found at: or by emailing Peter Fino.
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.
EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

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

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)
135 Park Building
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Online reports may be submitted at
For more information:
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if 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 from URS are 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
Candidates should submit the following documents
•       Cover Letter
•       Curriculum vitae
•       A statement of research agenda and plan for the next 5 years
•       A statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy
•       A statement of your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (under Applicant Document – Other)
•       Names and contact information of 4 professional references
Open Date 10/14/2021
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Requisition Number PRN02803F
Type Faculty

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement
  • Teaching Statement
  • Applicant Document - Other
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission

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