Open Rank Tenure
Track in Physical Activity and Nutrition
At a time when public health has never been more important, Temple
University’s College of Public Health is working to solve health’s complexities
for a better tomorrow. As one of the largest colleges of public health in the
country, we are home to faculty who
specialize in 17 health disciplines to prepare researchers, practitioners and
educators to collaborate across disciplines to understand community needs,
create evidence-based solutions, and deliver effective, compassionate care. We
invite applications for tenured and tenure track faculty at all ranks conducting
research in physical activity, nutrition, and health to join a growing faculty
in spring or fall 2021.
Qualifications. We seek faculty with expertise in prevention science, dissemination
and implementation, translation of evidence-based interventions, qualitative/ mixed
methods research, and health disparities. We welcome applications from scholars who apply
this expertise to a wide range of populations (children/adolescents, older
adults), health-related outcomes, and settings involving physical
activity, nutrition, obesity or chronic disease prevention. For early career
applicants , preferred candidates hold the rank of assistant professor or a
postdoctoral position, but we will also consider exceptional doctoral students
who will complete a doctorate prior to appointment. Midcareer and senior
applicants should have an active, externally-funded research portfolio and
record appropriate to warrant a tenured
appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. Cluster hiring of
research teams including senior and early career faculty is encouraged.
Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusivity
in collaborative, interdisciplinary research, education and practice.
The Department. Kinesiology
is respected for its undergraduate and graduate programs, research, and service
to the University. The undergraduate program is comprised of degrees in Exercise
and Sports Science and Kinesiology, with a graduate program in Integrated
Exercise Physiology. The Department is also responsible for delivering courses
in anatomy and physiology, as well as physical activity, to the wider
Dr. Mark Stoutenberg, an exercise physiologist
who holds an MPH and focuses his research on implementation science for
physical activity and lifestyle intervention in community settings, joined
Temple as Kinesiology Department Chair July 1, 2020. Under his leadership ,
the Department is embarking on a bold expansion in developing academic programs
that align with the overall public health mission of the College. In addition
to strengthening current programs, future academic programs and research
initiatives will focus on the intersection of physical activity, nutrition,
obesity, and chronic disease prevention with the social determinants of health.
Situated in a vibrant, urban environment the Department places a high priority
on exploring local public health inequities and working proactively with
community partners to address existing health disparities.
The College. Devoted
to an interprofessional environment for academic programming and research, the
College of Public Health, a CEPH-accredited school of public health, is a
constellation of academic units of public health, social work and health
profession disciplines, enrolling about 4,200 students. The College’s research
focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health
interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of
Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and other major
funders. The College has a robust Office of Research to assist researchers,
including staff in a Center for Community Engaged Research and Practice. We are
harnessing the collective energies of our clinical disciplines through an
emerging, innovative framework for interprofessional education.
University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university
located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th
largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as
a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among
the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is
the 6th largest provider of professional education in the nation and
includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry and research
centers including CPH’s Center for Obesity Research and Education.
To Apply. Applicants
should e-mail a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 1-page research
statement, and contact information for references to firstname.lastname@example.org . Application
review begins immediately. Inquiries and nomination of outstanding faculty can
be directed to Dr. Mark Stoutenberg, Department Chair, at email@example.com .
Temple University is an equal opportunity, equal
access affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.