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Requisition ID:  21748

Asst/Assoc/Full Prof in Kinesiology


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Job Summary

The Department of Health & Kinesiology at Purdue University seeks applicants for an academic-year (9-month) tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor) in one of the core areas of Kinesiology – exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise psychology, social science, or motor behavior. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Health & Kinesiology or a related field (for example, physiology, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, health psychology, etc.), have appropriate postdoctoral experience, and show evidence of scholarship in one of the core areas of Kinesiology. An independent line of research is expected. Applicants at the associate and full professor levels are expected to have significant extramural funding. Applicants at the assistant professor level are expected to demonstrate strong potential for extramural funding. Applicants committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred.


The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to and expand our nationally recognized program and federally funded research portfolio through scholarly activity, teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, advising students, and serving on departmental, college and/or university committees. There are ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the department, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and campus-wide emphasis areas (e.g. imaging and engineering). Professional collaborative opportunities and pilot funding exist within the NIH-supported Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition, Discovery Park, the Center on Aging and the Life Course, the Cooperative Extension Programs of Health and Human Sciences, Center for Musculoskeletal Health, and over 100 Centers at Purdue. The Department of Health & Kinesiology is one of nine units in the College of Health & Human Sciences and is home to over 550 undergraduate and graduate students. Purdue is consistently ranked among the leading research institutions in the country and has the second largest international student population among U.S. public universities.


Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest describing future research plans, funding record, and teaching interests to The candidate must arrange for three letters of reference to be sent electronically (by the recommender) to Ms. Michelle Scott ( The candidate must also submit a separate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement (see details below). The position will be open until filled; review of applicants will begin October 1, 2022.  Questions about the position can be sent to Chad C. Carroll, PhD, Search Committee Chair, at


Purdue University’s Department of Health and Kinesiology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity, equity, and inclusion.



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Purdue University is located in West Lafayette, Indiana within easy driving distance of both Indianapolis and Chicago. Purdue University is one of the nation’s leading land grant universities with a full range of academic majors, over 45,000 students, and more than 10,000 employees.


A background check will be required for employment in this position.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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