Wednesday, October 29, 2014

JOB: Exercise Psychology - Purdue University

Assistant/Associate Professor in Exercise Psychology (003165-2014)

The Department of Health & Kinesiology at Purdue University seeks applicants for a tenure track position in the area of Exercise Psychology.

Position: Academic year appointment. The position will be available August 17, 2015.

Rank:  Assistant or Associate Professor

Responsibilities: An independent line of research with potential for attracting extramural funding is expected at the assistant level, and evidence of extramural funding is expected at the associate level. Responsibilities also include teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs, advising graduate students, and serving on departmental, college, and/or university committees.

Qualifications:  A doctoral degree in kinesiology or related field and evidence of scholarship in the psychology of exercise/physical activity (broadly defined) is required. Post-doctoral experience is preferred.

Compensation:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications of the applicant.

Application: Applicants with experience working in diverse settings are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae; a letter of interest describing future research plans, funding record, and teaching interests; examples of scholarly work; and have three letters of reference electronically sent to: Meghan McDonough, Ph.D., Chair of the Health and Kinesiology Exercise Psychology Search Committee c/o Ms. Michelle Scott (, Purdue University, 800 W. Stadium Ave., West Lafayette, IN, 47907.

College:  The College of Health and Human Sciences includes nine academic units that have national and international recognition for their fundamental scientific and programmatic contributions to improving the health of individuals and communities. Scholarly activities at Purdue University enjoy an interdisciplinary breadth of perspective that encourages the sharing of discipline specific knowledge and skills. There are ample opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the department, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and campus-wide emphasis areas (e.g., obesity, cancer, gerontology, children/adolescents, disease prevention, imaging, engineering). Professional collaborative opportunities and pilot funding also exist with the NIH-supported Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (; the A.H. Ismail Center for Health, Exercise, and Nutrition (; Discovery Park (, the Cooperative Extension Programs of Health and Human Sciences (; and over 100 Centers at Purdue (

Department: The Department of Health & Kinesiology is one of nine units in the College of Health & Human Sciences and is home to over 700 undergraduate students and 70 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.


Review: Position is open until filled; review of applications will commence no later than November 14, 2014.  A background check will be required for employment of this position.

Purdue University, a world-class land-grant research university, enjoys worldwide recognition for the quality and global impact of its teaching, research, and engagement activities. There are 39,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at its 650-acre West Lafayette, Indiana campus.  A diverse full-time faculty of nearly 2,200 teach and engage in scholarly activity. Purdue is located in historic Tippecanoe Country, and is one hour from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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