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Additional information regarding the faculty positions currently open in the Department of Kinesiology can be found on this page. We hope that the information and links provided below help you to navigate the ECU webpages to gather useful information. If you still have questions or wish to inquire further, please contact the search committee chair. We look forward to filling several positions this year and hope that candidates will find the process productive and enjoyable.

The Department of Kinesiology is comprised of 34 full-time faculty members. There are approximately 610 students in the Department's four Bachelor of Science degree programs: exercise physiology, health fitness specialist, physical education, and sport studies. The Department's graduate program, with an enrollment of 100 students, offers an MS in Kinesiology with seven concentrations: adapted physical education, biomechanics, exercise physiology, physical activity promotion, physical education pedagogy, sport and exercise psychology, and sport management and an interdisciplinary PhD in bioenergetics and exercise science with the Departments of Physiology and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department also offers a MAEd in physical education in conjunction with the College of Education.

Kinesiology is one of the university's most productive departments in terms of teaching excellence, research that is often externally funded and/or includes components that serve the Eastern North Carolina region, and service the profession, university and community.

While many of our faculty members are affiliated with one or more labs/centers/institutes, such an affiliation is not necessary for some to be successful at East Carolina University. Reviewing the several labs housed within our department may be a good starting point for determining possible affiliations (follow the link to view all lab webpages or use links below to navigate directly to the lab you are looking for).

Activity Promotion Laboratory, Biomechanics Laboratory, Developmental Motor Laboratory, Human Performance Laboratory, Teacher Behavior Analysis Laboratory, Visual Motor Laboratory

Considerable opportunities for collaborative efforts exist throughout the institution. A selected few are included below, but we encourage you to explore ECU generally, as disease prevention, enhancing quality of life through promoting healthy lifestyles and physical activity specifically are prevalent themes in many units.

Pediatric Health Weight Research and Treatment Center

East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute

Center for Health Disparities Research

In the Department of Psychology, the PASS Clinic operates a Healthy Weight Specialty Service

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Services houses Psychophysiology Laboratory and Biofeedback Clinic

The Department of Nutrition Science engages in collaborative efforts with faculty members in Kinesiology regularly.

THE SEARCHES UNDERWAY ARE LISTED BELOW

Official position information is available at: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/HumanResources/Job_Applicants.cfm

Please note, ECU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting a disability accommodation should call the ECU Office Disability Support Services at 252-328-1016 (Voice/TTY/Relay). Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

POSITION #937211 - An assistant/associate professor, tenure-track 9-month faculty position in Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise psychology/behavioral science or related area such as health psychology/behavioral medicine with a specific interest in physical activity and exercise. Position begins August 21, 2013. Rank and salary will be commensurate with professional background and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related field required with training in Exercise Psychology. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program evident by a strong publication record. Seeking external funding is expected. Responsibilities will also include directing master's thesis research, graduate and undergraduate advising, and teaching with a specific focus in areas such as exercise adherence and the psychology of physical activity. Service to the discipline/profession as well as university and community are expected.

SCREENING AND QUESTIONS: Screening of applicants will begin January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled. Please direct questions about the position to Dr. Nick Murray, (MURRAYNI@ecu.edu or 252-737-2977) Search Committee Chair or Dr. Tom Raedeke (RAEDEKET@ecu.edu or 252- 737-1292).

POSITION #937209 – An assistant/associate professor, tenure track 9-month faculty position in Kinesiology with an emphasis in physical activity promotion, physical activity epidemiology, or similar interest. Position begins August 21, 2013. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related field with training in physical activity promotion, physical activity epidemiology, exercise science or related area is required. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach in undergraduate and graduate programs, conduct research in the area of physical activity promotion, and provide service to the university community, and profession. Seeking an externally funded research program is expected.

SCREENING AND QUESTIONS: Screening of applicants will begin January 15, 2013 and will continue until the position has been filled. Questions may be addressed to: Matthew Mahar, EdD, Search Committee Chair, MaharM@ecu.edu, phone (252) 328-0008.

POSITION #937208 – An assistant professor, associate professor, or professor, tenure-track 9-month faculty position in Kinesiology with an emphasis in physical education pedagogy. Position begins August 21, 2013. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in physical education pedagogy or related field and eligibility for NC Teaching Licensure are required and three years of K-12 physical education teaching in a public school setting is preferred. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach physical education pedagogy courses in the undergraduate and masters' degree programs and supervise interns. Potential courses include elementary and/or secondary methods courses in addition to other teacher preparation courses. Responsibilities also include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and directing masters' theses and action research projects. Research and scholarly publications in physical education pedagogy or related areas, along with professional service to the university, community, and profession, are expected.

SCREENING AND QUESTIONS: Screening has started and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Dr. Dana Espinosa, Search Committee Chair, espinosad@ecu.edu or 252-328-2976.

POSITION #937299, #937300, and #929822 – Three tenure-track positions at any rank, from Assistant to Full Professor. Positions begin August 21, 2013. Rank and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Doctoral degree and relevant post-doctoral experience in kinesiology, exercise science, physiology, biochemistry, or a related field is required. All degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate is expected to: maintain a strong publication record, have, or be developing, an externally funded research program, mentor graduate students in the Bioenergetics and Exercise Science PhD program (ranked in the top 10 nationally), teach to support the Departmental mission, and provide service to the university, community, and profession. The successful candidate will hold an appointment in the Human Performance Laboratory (HPL: http://www.ecu.edu/hpl/) with the potential for joint appointment in the Brody School of Medicine. Current research interests present in the HPL and in collaborating entities within the Brody School of Medicine, the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute, and the Center for Health Disparities Research include adult and pediatric obesity, diabetes, muscle and metabolic dysfunction, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Research facilities include existing laboratory space in the Human Performance Laboratory and Brody School of Medicine, two existing exercise testing and training facilities, and a 25,000 square foot research facility on the Health Sciences Campus for collaborative research to be completed by January, 2014.

SCREENING AND QUESTIONS: Screening of applicants will begin December 1st, 2012 and will continue until the positions have been filled. Please send inquiries to: Robert C. Hickner, PhD, Search Committee Chair; email: Hicknerr@ecu.edu; phone (252) 737-4677.

POSITION #937206 (final description anticipated 12/15/2012; please check back)

POSITION #937323 (final description anticipated 1/30/2013; please check back)