Chair, Department of Kinesiology

Temple University College of Public Health, an interdisciplinary college devoted to providing an innovative educational and research environment that brings a transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness, and social welfare, seeks a creative and visionary Chair for its Department of Kinesiology. The Chair will build upon the department's current strength and guide it in its growth as a leading department.

The Department of Kinesiology is home to a diverse body of 1,500 students in undergraduate and graduate programs that include health professions, kinesiology, exercise and sports science, and athletic training. As part of the College's emphasis on interdisciplinary education, the Departments of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy collaborate on a joint MS and PhD in Neuromotor Science. In addition to collaborative opportunities across the college, Kinesiology faculty collaborate with research and clinical colleagues in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the College of Engineering. Research in the Department is focused on concussion and athletic training, balance and locomotor control. The College is committed to excellence in the department and has undertaken major renovations for its educational and research facilities. This includes the recently completed NeRVE (Neuromotor Rehabilitation and Virtual Environment) laboratories, consisting of seven laboratories housing physical therapists, neuroscientists, biomechanics, engineers, mathematicians and kinesiologists dedicated to the understanding of human movement and associated neurological disorders and new classroom facilities for instructional labs, athletic training and exercise and sports science programs.

The ideal candidate will have a strong record of scholarship and external research funding, as well as be an accomplished administrator who understands that personnel management, budgeting, and program development are critical to the health and development of a large academic department. S/he must have effective interpersonal communication skills and a commitment to the development of innovative research, faculty mentoring and the integration of academic programming and clinical research. Candidates should hold a PhD in a related discipline.

The College of Public Health has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in its programs and research profile. It has the highest external funding per faculty and second highest total research dollars among the 17 schools and colleges at the University. The College's innovative research programs focus on medical interventions, social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, and basic science. This work is sponsored by NIH, NSF, among other major funders. A constellation of nine academic units of public health, health profession, and social work disciplines, the College enrolls nearly 5,000 students in 51 academic programs.

Temple University is an urban, research-intensive university located in Philadelphia. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education in the country and includes the Schools of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, and Dentistry, in addition to research centers, including the NCI-designated Fox Chase Cancer Center. The University is located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation's 5th largest city.

Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, has been retained to assist in this search. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent in confidence to:

Phillip Petree and Emily Buehrens

Isaacson, Miller

263 Summer Street, 7th Floor

Boston, MA 02210

Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.

Temple University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.