Montana State University Assistant Professor in Health and Human Performance in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number FAC - VA - 19036

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Deborah Haynes, Department Chair Health and Human Development 406-994-3242, dhaynes@montana.edu

Classification Title

Working Title Assistant Professor in Health and Human Performance

Brief Position Overview

The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Health and Human Performance. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Faculty Tenure Track Yes

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Position Number 4A4267

Department Health & Human Development

Division College of Education, Health & Human Development

Appointment Type Faculty

Contract Term Academic Year

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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications

Contract Type MUS

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment.

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting, and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

Duties and Responsibilities

We hope to attract applicants who can teach in a diverse University community and have demonstrated ability in helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed. Instructional duties include teaching undergraduate courses in motor control and learning, or other exercise science courses such as research methods or strength and conditioning for students in the Health and Human Performance and Health Enhancement majors; develop and teach graduate courses in motor control and learning for students in the Exercise and Nutrition Science program. The faculty member will also be expected to develop an independent, extramurally-funded research program in their area of expertise; advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students; participate on departmental, college, and university committees, as appropriate.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or other related field with emphasis in motor control, motor behavior, or related field. ABD considered, however, doctorate must be complete upon start date of August 16th, 2019.

  • Demonstrated experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in motor control or related field.

  • A record of scholarly activity including peer-reviewed publications and/or presentations.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Expertise in the use of lab equipment appropriate for research in motor control.

  • Demonstrated experience with multidisciplinary teaching and research.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply kinesiology principles to a variety of human movement areas (sports, rehabilitation, ergonomics, health and fitness).

  • Demonstrated ability to advise students to develop the experience and sills for careers and post-graduate education.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrate the ability to develop an extramurally-funded research program which compliments current research in the Department.

  • Demonstrate potential to collaborate both within the HHD Department and external to the Department.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

The Program

The Health and Human Performance major focuses on physiological, anatomical, biomechanical, and nutritional sciences which provide a foundation for human movement and application of those scientific domains and related technologies to the areas of health and wellness, exercise training, and performance.

The Department

The Department of Health and Human Development at Montana State University is located in the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD). The Departmental mission is to enrich human well-being through teaching, research, and outreach.

The College

The mission of the College of Education, Health and Human Development (EHHD), is to prepare highly qualified professionals through exemplary programs, advance knowledge about education, health, and human development, and serve the people of Montana and the nation through outreach and practical application of its expertise. Our college is home to a wide variety of programs that fulfill Montana’s land grant mission of providing services to the people of Montana and beyond.

  • We train teachers for elementary and secondary classrooms.

  • We support grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

  • We help soldiers and other professionals become teachers.

  • We partner with leaders on Native American reservations to develop ways to lead healthy life styles and improve education for children and adults.

  • We educate families on how to make healthy nutrition and physical activities choices.

The Department of Health and Human Development is a group of dedicated faculty and staff whose diverse interests focus on well-being from early childhood through gifted performers and on to mature adults; by teaching, research, or service programs; in the public and private sectors. MSU’s Department of Health and Human Development believes that five domains are integrated in the fabric of human well-being:

  • social

  • intellectual

  • physical

  • economic/financial

  • emotional/spiritual

We hold central the belief that well-being applies to families, groups, individuals, organizations, and communities.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of a successful search.

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on December 1, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; recruitment@montana.edu .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: www2.montana.edu/policy/affirmative_action/ .