Lecturer in Kinesiology
Position: Lecturer in Kinesiology
Appointment: Non-tenure track, nine-month appointment, starting September, 2013; two-year renewable contract
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field and experience working in the field of health and wellness in a corporate, commercial, clinical, or community setting. College teaching experience preferred and ACSM, NSCA or equivalent certification is desirable.
Responsibilities: Assist with undergraduate teaching responsibilities in the area of health, fitness and wellness. Work with a dynamic and engaged faculty to deliver a contemporary kinesiology curriculum using team-based and experiential learning concepts. Expand, lead and manage our growing undergraduate student internship program. Serve on department, school and university committees, as appropriate.
Department Description: The nationally-ranked University of Massachusetts Department of Kinesiology (http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/kinesiology/) offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement through investigation of its mechanical, neurological, biochemical, molecular, physiological and behavioral components. The Department currently serves over 750 undergraduate majors, 40 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, with 13 tenure track faculty, 3 full-time lecturers, 1 part-time research faculty member, and 6 post-doctoral fellows.
University Description: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a vibrant and growing institution, committed to the vigorous enhancement of its stature as a leading public research university. Amherst, the flagship campus of the University system, is home to 19,400 undergraduate and 5,700 graduate students, and a world-class faculty in a community fully committed to growth in scholarship, creative performance and production, opportunity, diversity and inclusion. The campus is a member of the Five College Consortium and collaborates with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges on many initiatives and projects.
Application Process: Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a single PDF file containing a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy, via email to the attention of Charlene Galica at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org and arrange for electronic transmission of three letters of recommendation to the same email address. Application materials and recommendation letters may alternatively be sent via regular mail to: Lecturer Search, c/o Ms. Charlene Galica, Department of Kinesiology, Totman 110, University of Massachusetts, 30 Eastman Lane, Amherst, MA 01003-9258.
Review of applications will begin 12/3/12 and continue until the position is filled.
Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The Department of Kinesiology is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum.
Type of position:
Exercise Science and Sport Studies
University of Massachusetts
167 Whitmore Administration Building