Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Exercise Physiology in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR)
Location: Waco, Texas
Internal Number: 4559193
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Exercise Physiology in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR) Health, Human Performance and Recreation
Location: Waco, TX Open Date: Sep 01, 2023 Deadline: Dec 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description: Baylor University seeks a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation (HHPR).
Responsibilities:The successful candidate is expected to engage in collaborative and translational research endeavors with existing and future faculty members and contribute to the department's mission. The successful candidate will establish an independent research program that leads to extramural funding by the time of tenure review. The candidate will teach courses in exercise physiology and/or related areas and engage in professional, departmental, and university service. The successful candidate will be effectively involved in undergraduate and graduate programs to mentor students and synergize bench research, clinical research, and field-based programs.
The Department: The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (https://hhpr.robbins.baylor.edu/) offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate (master's and doctoral degrees) programs. The department has state-of-the-art research facilities capable of conducting translational biomedical research in humans and its complementary animal/cell culture models. The Baylor Lab for Exercise Science and Technology (BLEST) is set up to conduct research in cardiovascular, pulmonary, musculoskeletal, and environmental physiology and metabolic function. The newly opened Exercise, Nutrition, and Biochemistry Lab (Mooney Lab) has the capacity to conduct a vast array of research focusing on underpinning biochemical and cell/molecular mechanisms of physical activity. The Department currently has collaborative ties with the Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor Scott and White Health, the VA's Center for Excellence for Research on Returning War Veterans (i.e., VISN17 CoE), and several local clinical settings.
About Baylor University: Located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is the oldest college in Texas. With a population of 21,000 diverse students, Baylor is one of the top universities in the nation, having been named an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification in January 2022. Baylor is also on the honor roll of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' from The Chronicle of Higher Education; Baylor offers competitive salaries and benefits while allowing faculty and staff to live in one of the fastest-growing parts of the state. Our strategic plan, Illuminate, guides the University as we continue to live up to Baylor's mission of educating men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.
Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in kinesiology, applied physiology, exercise science, or a closely related field.
Previous post-doctoral and university-level instructional experiences are highly desirable.
Special consideration will be given to candidates who complement and advance ongoing research within the department and inter-departmental collaborative research efforts within Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences and other colleges with interests in promoting health.
Research conducted largely or partly in human subjects is highly desirable to balance the department's research portfolio.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a track record of research expertise with a strong potential of securing extramural funding, with priority for candidates with ongoing or upcoming funding (including training grants).
A candidate's philosophy should be compatible with the University's mission to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals.
Applicants must submit an initial application packet that contains:
A formal letter of application (specifically address how you, the applicant, meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities);
A full curriculum vitae;
A copy of the unofficial transcripts of the doctoral degree;
Two samples of research publications;
Contact information for three references; and
An applicant information form addressing ones philosophy and compatibility with Baylors Christian mission.
The search committee will only contact the references of a selected pool of finalists. All required materials must be submitted through Interfolio. If you have questions, please contact Dr. Joon Park at email@example.com, or by phone at 254-710-4012.
Salary & Review Date:Competitive salary support and start-up funds will be provided. Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, a candidate should submit his or her application materials by October 6, 2023.
Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
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Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.