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Department Chair, Kinesiology

09 Jan 2019
09 Jan 2019
Greenville, North Carolina
East Carolina University

Position Announcement, Department Chair, Kinesiology, East Carolina University

The Department of Kinesiology within the College of Health and Human Performance invites applicants for the 12-month position of Department Chair. 

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The Department: The Department of Kinesiology is ranked as one of the top five Kinesiology programs in the country. It is one of six departments in the College of Health and Human Performance offering seven academic programs: BS in Exercise Physiology, BS in Health Fitness Specialist, BS in Physical Education, BS in Sports Studies, MAEd in Physical Education, MS in Exercise and Sport Science and a PhD in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science, with the PhD program ranking in the top 20 of the most recent National Academy of Kinesiology and National Research Council rankings. Our internationally known faculty are collaborative, interdisciplinary, and successful in both extramural funded research and innovative teaching. They enthusiastically engage our students in and out of the classroom through interactive lectures, research collaboration, community service projects, as well as other activities. Our five distinct research labs support our academic programs as well as provide opportunities for faculty and student research. Faculty and students conduct research in fields related to Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics and Motor Control, Adapted Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Physical Activity and Promotion, Sport Management, and diseases affecting the human condition. 

Our well established department reflects a broad and inclusive perspective of Kinesiology and includes 36 faculty members and approximately 1100 undergraduate and 100 graduate students. The selected candidate should have the strategic vision, experience, and motivation to provide dynamic leadership to a rich and vibrant community of scholars. Our vision is to be an international leader in Kinesiology. 

Job Description: The Chair of Kinesiology is the leader of the department and is responsible for promoting quality instruction and mentoring; fostering and supporting diverse forms of scholarship that positively impact the human condition; advocating for faculty and students within the department; and applying expertise in innovative ways that benefit collaborators from campus, the community and the discipline. The selected candidate will value and possess the interest and skills to actively engage with the public including developing and maintaining relationships with alumni and other communities of interest. Excellent skills in managing people, fundraising, research, collaboration, and interpersonal communication also are essential. As the department administrator, the Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health and Human Performance.  

East Carolina University seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. In order to promote the University’s diversity goal, the Department of Kinesiology strongly encourages applicants from historically underrepresented groups. 

East Carolina University is located in Greenville, North Carolina (Pitt County). Greenville is the cultural, education, medical, and economic center of Eastern North Carolina. Pitt County has a population of approximately 175,800 and is located halfway between the capital city of Raleigh and the Outer Banks. East Carolina University (nearly 29,000 students) is an integral part of a region that covers 29 counties. 

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field; demonstrated administrative experience; demonstrated record of scholarship, and teaching effectiveness commensurate with tenure at the rank of Associate or Full Professor and appointment to the University Graduate Faculty; evidence of the ability to interact effectively with faculty members, administrators and students; and commitment to diversity in higher education. 

Preferred Qualifications: history of success in obtaining external funding

Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions and conferred by the time of hire.  

Special Instructions to Applicants: Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional background and experience. Application screening begins February 1, 2019 and will continue until position is filled. The preferred start date is July 2019.  In addition to a candidate profile, candidates must also submit the following documents online: (1) letter of application addressing position description, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) leadership statement, and (4) a list of three references with contact information.   Three letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment. 

ECU Statement: East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, race/ethnicity, color, creed, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or political affiliation. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at time of employment.  

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Please direct questions to: Dr. Sharon Ballard, KINE Search Committee Chair/ College of Health & Human Performance / East Carolina University/ Greenville, NC 27858-4353 / 252-328-4220/