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Temple University
College of Health Professions
Department of Kinesiology
2007-08 Tenure-Track, Open Rank Faculty Search

Temple University's Department of Kinesiology, one of eight departments in the College of Health Professions, is aggressively recruiting a top researcher (tenure-track, open rank) to support the department's focus on urban-health issues as related to translational and evidence-based practice of physical activity on metabolic-related diseases and unintentional injuries.  The specific research focus of a successful candidate should be on hypertension, obesity, diabetes, motor control, or unintentional injuries and/or their application to psychological/educational health issues.  The department is positioned to study these foci using isolated cell cultures, animal models, and both clinical and non-clinical human models for behavioral and educational research.

Temple University is a Carnegie-classified Research University – Very High with more than 30,000 students and distinguished faculty in 17 schools and colleges.  With a strong commitment to research and scholarship from President Hart, the Provost, and our Dean, the College has a major initiative to contribute to the University's plan to become one of the country's premier research institutions.

The College's location on both the Health Sciences and Main Campuses is ideal for collaborative research.  The Department’s faculty members collaborate with researchers and clinicians at Temple University School of Medicine and Temple University Hospital in the Departments of Physiology, Cardiology, Nephrology, Biology, Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, and Neurosurgery.  Other Health Science Campus collaborations include: Institute on Aging, Center for Obesity Research and Education, Center of Excellence on Health Care Disparities Research and Training, and Temple Children's Hospital.  The Main Campus affords easy access to departments such as Engineering, Psychology, Therapeutic Recreation, and Public Health, as well as departments in the College of Education.  Joint appointments across departments or colleges may be possible as the department's faculty members are committed to expanding collaboration and to fostering interdisciplinary research.

The ideal candidate will have a program of research relevant to the college’s and department's missions for the aforementioned translational and evidence-based practice aspects of physical activity on metabolic-related diseases and unintentional injuries.  In addition to establishing a major program of research through extramural funding, the successful candidate will advise graduate students as well as contribute to innovative curricular advances and teaching excellence at all degree levels. 

Each applicant must have a doctoral degree, a publication history appropriate to the rank of appointment, and a successful program of research, including a record of external research funding (senior candidates) or potential for funded research (junior candidates).  There will be significant support for research at the department and college levels.

Each applicant must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research interest, a statement of graduate or undergraduate teaching interests, three letters of recommendation, and copies of representative publications to Dr. Zebulon V. Kendrick, Associate Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Kinesiology, Room 134 Pearson Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6085 (zkend@temple.edu, 215-204-8526).  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.  Application Deadline: October 1, 2007.

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