Psychology of Physical Activity / Human Movement – Assistant Professor
of Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology ( in the College
of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University
is seeking a full-time, tenure track assistant professor interested in
the area of psychology and physical activity/human movement.
Candidates with strong research programs that address behavioral,
cognitive, or neuro psychological dimensions of physical activity and
or human movement as they relate to health and or performance are
encouraged to apply.  Although we are interested in attracting a broad
pool of candidates whose interests fit the position, we are
particularly interested in such foci as physical activity and health,
childhood health, obesity, women’s health, or aging.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate in an appropriate area within
or related to Kinesiology, and demonstrate an established record of
scholarship and a commitment to excellence in teaching and service.
The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a
vigorous research program supported by extramural funding, and assume
teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Preference will be given to candidates with postdoctoral experience
and whose research and teaching interests advance the mission of our
department and complement current faculty interests.

The Department of Kinesiology offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees and
is part of the College of Health and Human Development.  Our graduate
program is ranked #1 by both the National Research Council and the
National Academy of Kinesiology. The educational environment is
enriched by the considerable breadth and diversity of faculty
expertise and educational opportunities for students in the
humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and biological sciences.
Significant resources in areas pertinent to the psychological study of
physical activity/human movement exist at Penn State, including
research facilities and collaborations with multi-disciplinary
organizations such as the Social Science Research Institute, the
Population Research Institute, the Center for Childhood Obesity
Research, the Center for Sport Concussion Research and Service, the
Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, the Center for Healthy
Aging, the Social, Life, and Engineering Sciences Imaging Center
(SLEIC), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Hershey
Medical Center (and its regional campus in State College), and the
Huck Institutes for the Life Sciences.

The Pennsylvania State University is the land grant institution of
Pennsylvania.  University Park is the largest of Penn State’s 24
campuses, with an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 42,000
students and offering more than 150 programs of graduate study.
University Park is located in Central Pennsylvania, adjacent to the
municipality of State College, which enjoys an array of cultural
opportunities, access to many protected natural areas for outdoor
activities, high quality schools, and quality of life. Penn State has
two child care centers on campus and has mechanisms to address
dual-career issues.

Penn State values diversity in all forms and we encourage individuals
of diverse backgrounds to apply. Review of applications will begin in
December 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

To be considered, candidates must complete an on-line application for
Job # 54200 visit:
and upload (1) a letter of application that includes a research
statement of scholarly interests with short and long term goals and a
teaching statement of pedagogical philosophy and experiences, and (2)
a complete curriculum vita. Also, needed are reprints of three recent
publications, and the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of
three professional references. These materials should be uploaded, as
well.  Please direct questions or informal inquiries to: Ms. Christy
English at or phone (814) 865-7575. Please indicate
“Psychology search #54200” in the subject line of all email