Monday, October 21, 2013

JOB: Position in Youth Sport - Michigan State University


Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Youth Sport
Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University

The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University is seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level to build upon our strength in youth sport research and outreach.  Applications from scholars possessing expertise within any kinesiology subdiscipline(s) as applied to youth sport are encouraged to apply. Applicants who can meaningfully advance the mission of our Institute for the Study of Youth Sports (ISYS; will be especially competitive. The ideal candidate will enhance the research and grant portfolio of the department and institute, embrace the translation of research to youth sport stakeholders, be committed to quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and value service to the institution, profession, and community. The position is a 9-month tenure system appointment with the possibility of additional paid summer teaching. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. The effective date of appointment will be August 16, 2014.

•     Develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge scholarly research program in youth sport that will augment department recognition and enhance graduate student recruitment.
•     Seek and obtain external funding.
•     Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in areas of expertise and department curricular need.
•     Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels.
•     Actively contribute to the mission and administration of the ISYS.
•     Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

Applicants should have a terminal degree from a kinesiology or equivalent program. Postdoctoral experience is desirable but not required. The successful candidate must: (a) show evidence of significant scholarly accomplishment, (b) conduct research that has substantial potential for acquiring external funding, and (c) demonstrate proficiency in college-level teaching. Associate professor level candidates must have a record of success in external funding. Preference will be given to candidates who can foster scholarly connections within the department and across campus. The capacity to contribute to the ISYS mission and to make scholarly connections should be specifically addressed within the letter of application.

Application and Deadline

Interested candidates should send a tailored letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of up to three recent publications, and names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to:, posting number 8406.  Questions regarding the position may be directed to members of the search committee: Dan Gould,, Search Committee Chair; Tracey Covassin,, Kinesiology faculty; Andrew Mac Intosh,, Kinesiology graduate student representative; Karin Pfeiffer,, Kinesiology faculty; and Anna McAlister,, Advertising, Public Relations, and Retailing faculty. Questions may also be directed to the Department Chairperson, Alan L. Smith, Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please visit our webpage ( for further information about the Department of Kinesiology. Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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