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Interested candidates must supply curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and up to three examples of research publications (please provide each of these documents in PDF format). Please also include the names of three references (the reference letters need not be sent at this time).  Please send this information to  Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For best consideration, candidates should apply by Monday, January 16, 2017.


Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair: Greg Cartee (   

Job Summary

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan, one of the highest ranked public universities in the nation and one of the world’s preeminent research institutions, invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates will be expected to maintain a robust, ongoing research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and have research expertise appropriate for the effective mentoring of trainees at the undergraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels in the area of exercise physiology.  Successful candidates will be expected to maintain extramural funding for an active research program at the University of Michigan.

The School of Kinesiology ( is one of 19 independent academic units and one of seven health science schools and colleges within the University of Michigan. The School is led by a Dean, and has 28 tenure-line faculty and approximately 1000 students. The School is home to one of the country’s leading programs focusing on the interdisciplinary study of exercise and movement in humans and animal models. 

The University of Michigan is home to 260 degree programs and Kinesiology is one of 103 graduate programs rated in the top 10 and provides unparalleled opportunity for collaboration. Collaborative opportunities exist both within the School of Kinesiology and with other units across campus. In addition to the many exciting achievements within the School of Kinesiology, the School has a strong record of successful partnering with other academic units in the University - consistent with the culture of the University of Michigan that places significant value on innovation across disciplines. Faculty members are encouraged to collaborate with experts across campus to work on important, interdisciplinary and ground-breaking projects. 


Required Qualifications*

We have particular interest in candidates whose research program focuses on elucidating fundamental biological mechanisms and/or integrative physiological factors that underlie the health benefits of exercise.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of performing cutting-edge research and producing high quality/high impact scientific publications.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated the potential to secure extramural research funding, to mentor graduate students, and teach in the area of exercise physiology.  At the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, the successful candidate will also have demonstrated a consistent and ongoing record of securing extramural research funding, and will have experience and skill in providing leadership that will advance the scholarly excellence of the Movement Science Program ( and the School of Kinesiology.  Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in exercise physiology or a related area of biological science. 

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Additional Information

The School of Kinesiology seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.