University of Connecticut, Department of Kinesiology

Position ID:UConn-Department of Kinesiology-2018276 [#10690, 2018276]
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Area: Kinesiology
Appl Deadline: finished (2017/12/26, finished 2018/09/04)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut provides for a global sustainable future through scientific discovery, innovation, and community engagement. The College recognizes the importance of Health as a concentrated area of study represented by Allied Health, Physical Therapy, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Dietetics, Diagnostic Genetic Science and Nutritional Sciences and encourages interdisciplinary health collaborations with School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy and the Medical School. 

Our accomplishments result in safe, sustainable and secure plant and animal production systems, healthier individuals and communities, greater protection and conservation of our environment and natural resources, balanced growth of the economy, and resilient local and global communities. We epitomize the role of the land-grant university which is to develop knowledge and disseminate it through the three academic functions of teaching, research, and outreach education. In so doing, we work to improve the lives of citizens of our state, region and country.  At present, our workforce consists of 315 faculty and staff.  We serve 2,406 undergraduate and graduate students.  We invite applications from people who share the same vision of academic excellence and customer service.

The Department of Kinesiology in the College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut is regarded as one of the best in the country. Our doctoral program is presently ranked among the top 10 programs in the USA by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The faculty includes recognized leaders in the fields of physical therapy, exercise science, exercise and sport nutrition, and athletic training. In addition, the productive research program at the Human Performance Laboratory is widely recognized and published worldwide.

The Department of Kinesiology is seeking applications for a faculty position at the rank of tenure track Assistant Professor to advance research, provide a service function in alignment with the Physical Therapy program, and support teaching in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s didactic component is located at the Storrs Campus with potential research collaboration at the Storrs campus, UConn Health Center, and other partners statewide. 

Primary responsibilities will be to teach in the DPT program and assist in the management of the clinical education component of the curriculum.  In addition, this position requires the ability to mentor students, conduct and publish research and promote outreach. 


  • An earned, research-based doctorate in an area relevant to health sciences,
  • An established line of research with a record of scholarly publications and experience with grant submissions that provide strong evidence of the potential for establishing a nationally competitive program.
  • Teaching experience at the graduate level.
  • Must have demonstrated excellent skills in oral and written communication and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must have a deep commitment to promoting diversity through academic and research programs..


  • Eligible for or currently hold a license in physical therapy by the State of Connecticut.
  • Post-doctoral research experience or presently in a research faculty position
  • Research driven by laboratory paradigms that can take full advantage of our Motion Capture Laboratory and UCONN’s Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC: are preferred, though all viable, impactful research agendas will be considered. UConn’s BIRC has a 3Tesla Siemens Prisma Scanner with coil arrays for the head and all major joint structures
  • Ability to contribute to mentoring DPT students in the development of their capstone scholarly projects
  • Experience or ability to contribute to courses in Clinical Neuroscience, Neurological Physical Therapy, Biomechanics, Motor Control, and Human Movement Science Methods and Analytics.


This is a full-time eleven month tenure track appointment, with a preferred start date of August 2018.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply” at Academic Jobs Online to submit cover lettercurriculum vitae, a brief statement of research interests and teaching philosophy and the name, address and telephone numbers of three professional references.  Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration please apply by February 1, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2018276).

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The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.


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Further Info:
University of Connecticut
Department of Kinesiology
2095 Hillside Rd
Unit 1110
Storrs, CT 06269-1110

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