Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Health and Kinesiology Department Head Position
Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Head of the Department of Health and Kinesiology in the newly formed College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University. The position will be available July 1, 2012 with a five-year renewable term, reporting to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences. We seek an internationally recognized researcher who will provide leadership, vision, and management in curriculum, personnel, and faculty/staff development as well as serve as an advocate for the Department to the College, University, and larger community.
The successful candidate will be an academic leader and scholar with a strong commitment to the discovery, learning, and engagement missions of the Department. Applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of Tenured Full Professor. Field of specialization is open. Desirable attributes include a strong record of published research and external funding as well as prior experience in academic administration, undergraduate and graduate education, and development. The candidate selected will be someone who values and promotes diversity.
The Department of Health and Kinesiology is a diverse and collegial department with 17 full-time tenure-track faculty, 2 joint-appointed tenure-track faculty (with Women's Studies and African American Studies), 4 clinical faculty, and 6 continuing lecturers. Research is conducted in the areas of public health, kinesiology (exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, motor development and control, biomechanics, sociology of sport, philosophy and history of sport), pedagogy, recreation and sport management, and athletic training. The Department is highly interdisciplinary, with ongoing collaborations with many of Purdue’s other departments (e.g., Psychological Sciences; Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences; Mechanical Engineering; Human Development and Family Studies; Nutrition Sciences) and programs/centers (e.g., Center for Aging and the Life Course, Oncological Sciences Center, Military Family Research Institute, Recreational Sports), and organizations in the community (e.g., University Place Senior Living Community, Clarian/IU Health). The Department is also the home of the A. H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition; and the Purdue Athletes Life Success program for underserved youth. The Department has accredited programs in health and physical education and athletic training, as well as an applied exercise and health program. It awards BS, MS, MPH and PhD degrees and currently has approximately 750 undergraduate majors, 43 MS and MPH students, and 36 PhD students.
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2012, but applications will continue to be accepted until an exceptional leader is selected. A background check will be required for employment in this position. Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a letter of interest indicating relevant experience and qualifications, and a list of three references. Materials are to be sent electronically to:
Professor Sugato Chakravarty
Chair of the Search Committee
Purdue is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Qualitative Health Research at ICQI 2012
- Healthseeking behaviors within or across diverse groups
- Use of nonmedical alternative therapies or regimens for prevention or curative purposes
- Meaning making, coping behavior & lived experience among groups affected by specific health conditions or in specific medical care settings
- Care-giving to promote or protect health or administer to persons with health conditions
- How health and wellness are conceptualized within and across diverse groups, including a life course approach;
- The organization and conceptualization of (un)healthy or (in)active bodies
- Healthcare Decision-making processes at specific life stages or within health status contexts
- Global Health practices and policies
The Department of Kinesiology at Boise State University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor, Sport and Exercise Psychology. Qualified candidates will have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field with a specialization in sport and exercise psychology (or ABD with completion by December 2012). The preferred candidate will have the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of psychology of physical activity, the psychology of exercise and sport, social-psychology of sport, and psychology of coaching; an interest indeveloping coaching education courses; evidence of an active research agenda, including a commitment to collaborative scholarly activities; and experience on graduate student research committees.
Please view the full position announcement and application instructions at:http://kinesiology.
Boise State University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and nominations of women, persons of color, and members of other underrepresented groups. EEO/AA Institution, Veterans preference.
- Demonstrate and enrich the depth of study in this field.
- Bring together academics, activists and others working on sport, gender and media.
- Sports journalism and gender equality
- Gendered participation in elite sport
- National identity through team sport
- Media representations of race in sport
- Sport in the age of the internet
- Mixed gender or coed sport
- Sports fans and fandom
- History of sport media
- Sports stars and sporting heroes
- Sports institutions, national sports programmes in schools and government intervention
- Obesity, health and sport
- Media’s categorization of women’s sport: Authentic sports pages, or weight loss/lifestyle magazine.
- Media and the sport binary
- Non-mainstream sport
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Position Announcement: NASSS Conference Director
Deadline for applications: October 28, 2011.
Application process: Please send a letter of interest via email to Dr. Geneviève Rail, NASSS President,firstname.lastname@example.org. Your letter should describe your interest in and qualifications for the position, your experience with NASSS, and your vision for this position.
Start Date: November 2011.
End Date: November 2014.
The Conference Director oversees the annual conference, working with the Conference Locator, Local Site Host, Program Chair, and other constituencies to ensure it is of the highest quality for the organization. In particular, the Conference Director in cooperation with the Conference Steering Committee and Program Chair, develops a workable budget in consultation with the Treasurer, sends regular conference bulletins to the NASSS membership/conference attendees in the run up to the meeting, oversees registration, arranges the book exhibit, receptions, and sponsored events, and works collaboratively with local hosts and the program chair on the publication of the conference program. The NASSS Conference Director appoints and chairs the Conference Steering Committee and is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of NASSS.
When available, the Conference Director will receive a complimentary room at the annual conference. If you would like further details about the position, please contact Dr. Samantha King, NASSS Conference Director, email@example.com.