University of North Texas
The Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation at the University of North Texas is searching for a Chair, rank of Associate or Full Professor, tenure track or tenured. The position of Chair will be available beginning June 2003, with a desired start date of no later than August 2003. The Department offers both undergraduate and graduate (masters) degrees in Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation.
The candidate for this position must hold a doctoral degree in an area related to Kinesiology, Health Promotion, and Recreation, have substantial administrative and management experience, and have achieved a national reputation among professional peers. There must be a significant record of scholarly achievement, teaching effectiveness, and commendable professional service. Experience in securing external funding and facilitating grant proposals by colleagues is highly desirable. Salary is competitive, depending on qualifications and background.
The chairperson will provide leadership for instruction, research, and service. The chairperson will manage the budget, supervise and evaluate faculty and staff in an academic department, and represent the department and college on university committees. The candidate must have demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty in planning and program development, as well as to manage a complex department including several facilities. A collegial style that fosters collaboration and communication is essential.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Send letter of application, curriculum vita, official academic transcripts, and three letters of references to:
Darlene E. Wengert
The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE committed to creating an ethnically and culturally diverse community.
Kent State University
Kent State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Sports Studies beginning August, 2003. Sport Studies is a program unit within the School of Exercise, Leisure, and Sport, a part of the Health and Human Services Cluster in the College of Fine and Professional Arts, and offers majors/concentrations in Athletic Training, Human Movement Studies and Physical Education-Teacher Preparation. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area(s) of expertise; advising graduate student scholarship; seeking funding in support of scholarly activities; and providing service to the School, University, community and professional/learned societies. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Physical Education, Sport Sciences/ Studies, or related field required. Demonstrated line of scholarly inquiry sufficient to qualify for graduate faculty status in order to teach and advise in the Sport Studies graduate program required. Demonstrated interest and expertise required in teaching, scholarly and pedagogical focus upon one or more of the following areas applied to exercise, leisure and sport: history, philosophy, psychology, and/or sociology.
Kent State University is an eight-campus, public institution that enrolls approximately 34,000 students, including nearly 23,000 on its Kent campus. The institution is the leading public research university in Northeast Ohio and is designated "doctoral extensive" by the Carnegie Foundation. Twenty-one doctoral programs are offered and approximately 4500 students enroll in graduate programs campus-wide. Kent State University is strongly committed to serving Northeast Ohio through research, graduate studies, service and outreach programs. Kent, a university-centered community of 25,000 residents, is located close to the urban centers of Cleveland and Akron, offering faculty and staff the opportunity to participate in numerous cultural, educational, recreational and athletic activities (www.kent.edu).
Application Deadline: Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2002, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please submit letter of application, vitae, samples of scholarly work and three letters of reference that address the applicant's research/scholarship and teaching potential to:
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer
Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College
Penn State Berks-Lehigh Valley College has an opening for an open rank tenure-track faculty position in the Kinesiology Program beginning August 2003. Teaching responsibilities include Sport and Exercise Psychology, general Kinesiology (i.e., Introduction to Kinesiology and/or supervise senior research projects), and exercise and sport activity courses. Further expectations include: research and scholarship (including publication in refereed journals), strong commitment to undergraduate research, interest and participation in curricular and program development, active participation in professional organizations, advising, career guidance and service activities. Ph.D. required. For further information and instructions for application, please see website http://www.bklv.psu.edu/faculty/openpos.html or contact Dr. Michael Moyer (610-396-6152 or [email protected]). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review will begin November 15th, 2002.
Optimal Performance Institute of California
Optimal Performance Institute of California
The Optimal Performance Institute of California, an approved private postsecondary school, has an opening for a faculty member part-time.
We are looking for someone who is:
To apply email [email protected] with a letter explaining how you fit our criteria for the position.
The University: Exeter is one of the UK's most popular and respected universities with the Streatham campus widely regarded as one of the most attractive in Britain. It continues to attract high quality students and staff to a beautiful part of the world and an enviable working environment. A research-led institution, Exeter maintains the traditional British university values of scholarship and high quality teaching, alongside new technology and innovation.
With its highly-rated teaching (17 subjects rated 'Excellent'), emphasis on employability and personal development, and high quality student accommodation, it aims to provide a living and learning experience that is second to none. In recent years, great emphasis has been placed on opening up the University to partnerships of all kinds - with business, the professions and the community.
In the 2001 RAE, in which Exeter registered an improvement that was twice the national average, ninety-eight percent of subject areas were rated 4, 5 or 5*. Undergraduate applications rose by 11 % for entry in 2002. Postgraduate entries (both taught and research) increased by 10% in 2001 and international enrolments by 12%.
The City of Exeter is consistently highly rated in national surveys for its quality of life and has good road and rail links with the rest of the UK. It is also an increasingly popular business location and is the new home for the Met Office. Some of the UK's most stunning countryside and coastline are right on the University's doorstep.
The University traces its origins to the mid 19th century and some one hundred years ago to the creation of the Royal Albert Memorial College. A University College of the South West was established in 1922 and full university status granted in 1955. The University now has some 9206 full-time students (19% postgraduates) and 2722 part-time students (of which 62% are postgraduate). Most study on the Streatham and St Luke's campuses in Exeter. In Cornwall, the Camborne School of Mines has its campus at Pool (between Camborne and Redruth) while the Department of Continuing and Adult Education and the Centre of Cornish Studies share a building in Truro. The Peninsula Medical School, a partnership between the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth and NHS Trusts in the South West, was established in 2001 and opens its doors to its first students of medicine in October 2002.
The University has 18 academic Schools and in 1998 three over-arching Faculties were created (for Undergraduate Studies, Postgraduate Studies and Academic Partnerships). This structure is designed to ensure a faster, more flexible and consistent response to student concerns.
The University is a major player in the Combined Universities in Cornwall, a £96 million project aimed at expanding higher education opportunities in Cornwall. From October 2004, the University's Cornwall-based programmes will be taught on a new £50m campus at Penryn, near Falmouth. This is currently the Tremough campus of Falmouth College of Arts and the expanded campus will be shared by Exeter and Falmouth. The new campus will allow the University's existing operations in Cornwall- the Camborne School of Mines, the Centre of Cornish Studies and the Cornwall-based programmes of the Department of Lifelong Learning - to be brought together on a single site for the first time. These established programmes will be joined from 2004 by new degrees in English, environmental and a range of applied sciences.
The School of Sport and Health Sciences
The origins of sport, exercise and health sciences in Exeter lie in the former St Luke's College of Education which was internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for physical education. In 1978, St Luke's College merged with the University's Department of Education to form the School of Education which was based on St Luke's Campus. The largest degree programme in the School of Education was the BA(Ed) in Physical Education which was supplemented with a PGCE in Physical Education. In 1987, the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC) was established and during a period of expansion it was housed in new purpose-built accommodation devoted to the study of the exercising child. The CHERC strenghtened the research base in the subject but although a number of MPhil and PhD research degrees in sport, exercise and health sciences were awarded in the 1980s it was 1995 before a single honours BSc programme in Exercise and Sport Sciences was launched. The last cohort of physical education students and the first cohort of exercise and sport sciences students graduated in 1998.
In 1998, the University re-structured itself into 18 academic Schools and created the School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences through the amalgamation of the Postgraduate Medical School, the Department of Social Work and Probationary Studies, the Centre for Evidence Based Social Services, the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre and some staff from the Exercise, Sport and Physical Education group in the School of Education. As part of the re-structuring process exercise and sport sciences was re-housed in Richards Building on St Luke's Campus. Teaching and research facilities were extended and upgraded and a new suite of well equipped laboratories for physiology, biomechanics, psychology, information technology, exercise science and anatomy came on-stream in the period 2000-2002. A Qualitative Research Unit was built to house Professor Sparkes' research team and the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre was substantially extended.
The School was re-named the School of Sport and Health Sciences on 1 August 2001 in anticipation of the establishment of the Peninsula Medical School (PMS) in the following year. In August 2002, all medically related activities and the Centre for Evidence Based Social Services moved into the PMS in buildings adjacent to the School of Sport and Health Sciences. Social Work and Probationary Studies will transfer out of the School in July 2003.
Following the University's outstanding success in the 2001 RAE and a rigorous internal review of the strengths of its Schools the School of Sport and Health Sciences was targeted for further growth and development.
The Chair in Exercise and Health Psychology is the first expansion post to be advertised.
Mangement of the School is vested in the Head of School, a 5 year appointment which is currently held by Professor Neil Armstrong (until 2007). The Head of School's primary role is to manage the School's activities to ensure that policies set out in the institutional plan are carried out in a manner which enhances the University's achievements and reputation in the areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship and service outside the University. The Head of School secures whole-School commitment to objectives through effective communication and a collaborative approach to decision-making. This is largely executed through the School Committee System which includes a meeting of all members of academic, academic-related, clerical, and technical staff and student representatives at least three times per year. The Committee structure can be found in the School Handbook ( http://www.ex.ac.uk/sshs/handbook/handbook.pdf).
The Professor of Exercise and Health Psychology will be expected to take a leadership role in the management of the School, initially through membership of the Executive Committee, and to consider nomination for the Headship of the School in due course.
The successful candidate will join the following staff in contributing to research and teaching in sport, exercise and health sciences:
Two lectureships scheduled for appointment on 1 September 2003 are associated with the Chair in Exercise and Health Psychology and the successful candidate will have a major input into the appointments. Two additional lectureships in biomechanics and physiology are also scheduled for 1 September 2003 and one of the four posts may be at Senior Lecturer level. The posts will be advertised early in 2003 following the appointment to the Chair. Two additional lecturers will be appointed from 1 September 2004 and in 2005 three research fellowships will be converted into permanent lectureships.
Although Professor Armstrong chaired the Sport Sciences Panel in both the 1992 and 1996 RAEs Exeter's research in this area was entered within the School of Education's submission. The new School entered the RAE independently for the first time in 2001 and achieved a grade 5, the first time since the inception of the RAE that a grade 5 had been awarded by the Sport Science Panel on first submission. Following rigorous external international review, the Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre won the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for its research and the Prize was presented to the Vice Chancellor by HM the Queen at Buckingham Palace in 1999.The citation read:
'The Centre has established Paediatric Exercise Science as an academic field of study in this country and is now a leading World Centre. The promotion of more active lifestyles, and understanding the benefits of healthy living have become part of the agenda for many young people as a direct result of its work.'
This is the only time that the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education has been awarded in the sport and exercise sciences and the details are available with other information on the Centre's research on ((http://www.ex.ac.uk/cherc/).
Individual staff research interests are outlined in ((http://www.ex.ac.uk/exsport/ess.htm) but research in the School is focused in four Research Groups:
Sport, Exercise and Health Psychology
In addition to the research degrees of MPhil and PhD the School offers the following taught programmes in sport and health sciences (further details are available on (http://www.ex.ac.uk/exsport/ess.htm):
BSc (honours) in Exercise and Sport Sciences
MSc in Sport and Health Sciences
Sport Science Support and Consultancy Programme
Job Description and Person Specification
We are looking for applicants with an outstanding international reputation who can provide strong academic leadership in their own research area and who have the drive and ability to forge links between different research groups within the School, to collaborate with other Schools in the University and to interface with external agencies. The successful applicant will be expected to play a leading role in the School's pursuit of excellence in research and teaching and to contribute to the academic management of the School.
The ideal candidate will have the following characteristics:
Prospective candidates are invited to discuss the post informally with either Professor Neil Armstrong ([email protected]; 01392 264812 ) or Professor Andrew Sparkes ([email protected]; 01392 264752). You may also wish to consult the School's website (http://www.ex.ac.uk/exsport/ess.htm)
This is a permanent, full-time appointment. Salary will be by negotiation on the Professorial scale.
All appointments are subject to satisfactory reference and medical checks and individuals will be required to complete a medical questionnaire before appointment is confirmed.
Appointments are subject to the Charter, Statutes, Ordinances and Regulations of the University and to the University's Terms and Conditions of Employment for Academic and Academic-Related Staff.
Academic staff are required to perform such teaching, academic and other duties relating to the examinations and administration as may be reasonably assigned by the Head of School and to engage in research leading to publication or performance in recognised form appropriate to the discipline. Reasonable time will be allowed and facilities provided for such research.
Employees of the University may, with the consent of the University Council, undertake outside paid work including consultancy. Consent is not required for external examining, literary work, public lecturing, and extra-mural teaching, occasional broadcasting and the giving of advice on an ad-hoc basis and on a relatively small scale.
New entrants to University service (if aged under 60) may join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme (USS); 6.35% of gross salary is contributable by the individual, with the University contributing such sums as will be required to maintain the full benefits of the scheme. If the person appointed is already superannuated under either the modified or unmodified Federated Superannuation Scheme for Universities (FSSU), they will continue in the scheme.
A personal relocation package will be negotiated with successful applicant.
Employees of the University are entitled to use the extensive sports facilities and the Library. There is a bank, mini-supermarket and bookshop and car parking is available at a current cost of £86 per year. Two Stagecoach bus routes go through the campus and employees can travel at discounted fares with the University ID card (supplied free). In order to encourage alternative transport, a shuttle service between the nearby rail station and Streatham Campus has recently been introduced.
The University is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in employment in which individuals are selected and treated solely on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are given equal opportunities within the University.
In making this appointment the University reserves the right to consider persons other than those who have submitted applications by the closing date.
Applicants should forward 12 copies (or if posted overseas, 1 copy in a format suitable for photocopying. This can be sent by fax 01392 263414 or emailed to [email protected]) of the following documents:
to the Personnel and Staff Development Division, University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, EX4 4QJ
The closing date for completed applications is 10 December 2002.
Interviews are scheduled for 23/24 January 2003.
Please quote reference number 9105 in all correspondence.
Applicants should note that the University normally contacts referees for shortlisted applicants without further advice to applicants. When advising of referees, if they are resident overseas please ensure you supply fax numbers and/or e-mail addresses enabling us to contact them (if necessary) without delay.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in due course.
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