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Requisition ID:  8589

Health & Kinesiology Assistant/Associate Professor

Job Summary

Update 3/24/2020: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified.  At this time, we are still accepting applications.

The Department of Health & Kinesiology at Purdue University seeks applicants for an academic-year (9-month) tenure track faculty position (Assistant/Associate Professor) in the broad areas of rehabilitation or regeneration to begin Fall 2020. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in Health & Kinesiology or a related field (for example, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, etc.), have appropriate postdoctoral experience, and show evidence of scholarship in the area of rehabilitation/regeneration (broadly defined). An independent line of research with evidence of successful extramural federal funding is expected. 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 also exist within the NIH-supported Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (www.indianactsi.org); the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hk/ismail/); Discovery Park (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/), the Cooperative Extension Programs of Health and Human Sciences (http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/extension/); and over 100 Centers at Purdue (http://www.purdue.edu/research/centers-institutes-cores/list.php). The Department of Health & Kinesiology is one of nine units in the College of Health & Human Sciences and is home to over 500 undergraduate students and 50 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.

About Purdue University

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 41,000 students, and more than 10,000 employees.


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

How to apply

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and letter of interest describing future research plans, funding record, and teaching interests; and have three letters of reference.  The position will be open until filled; review of applicants will begin January 17, 2020. Questions about the position can be sent to H.N. Zelaznik, Search Committee Chair, at hnzelaz@purdue.edu.  Purdue University’s Department of Health & 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 their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interest or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion

Equal Opportunity

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