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Strength & Conditioning-Motor Control-Biomechanics - Tenure Track Faculty- Associate Professor Position


Texas Tech University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Associate Professor of Strength & Conditioning-Motor Control-Biomechanics.

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise graduate students in the areas of Biomechanics/Motor Control/Strength & Conditioning. Conduct research and seek external funding in the area of specialization. Responsibilities also include department, college, and university committee assignments.

Successful candidates will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, recruit and mentor quality graduate students, acquire external funding, and publish in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.

Faculty will be expected to be significantly engaged in scholarship supported by extramural funding. Experience working with diverse student groups and first-generation students is highly desirable.



Academic degree as defined by the academic unit and as appropriate for the position held. Demonstrated record of effectiveness as a teacher, a record of peer reviewed publication and/or peer-reviewed creative activity which has contributed to the discipline or field of study, to the candidate’s intellectual and artistic development, and to the quality of the academic enterprise; a record of professional service appropriate to the discipline; promise of growth in teaching and research or artistic and creative activity. This is a Security Sensitive Level I Position: Applicants for this position will be subject to a police records check and may be required to be fingerprinted.


Application Deadline

Application deadline is November 15, 2013.


The Department and the University

The Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Bachelor of Science programs are offered, as well as Master of Science and collaborative PhD programs. The department currently enrolls over 1000 undergraduate students in programs of Exercise & Sport Sciences (Physical Education/Teacher Education, Exercise and Health Promotion, Exercise Sciences, and Sport Studies) and Health (School Health and Community Health). Approximately 60 graduate students are currently enrolled in the two Master’s degree programs of Exercise & Sport Sciences (specializations include motor behavior, exercise and sport psychology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport management, and pedagogy) and Sports Health (specializations include clinical exercise physiology and clinical exercise science). Additionally, the department participates in collaborative Ph.D. programs with the College of Education in Curriculum/Instruction and Educational Psychology, and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Physiology. Texas Tech University is a state-supported, coeducational institution with a student population of around 28,000 located in the West Texas city of Lubbock. The campus is on a 1,839-acre tract, making it one of the largest in the nation. The Spanish Renaissance-style red-tile roofed buildings are surrounded by expansive lawns and impressive landscaping. The university offers opportunities not only for research and study, but also for varied cultural and recreational activities.

Application Procedures

Applications must be submitted online. Refer to requisition number 89799 when applying.

A complete application will include the online applicant form, a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of a minimum of 3 references (name, position, address, email address, and phone number).

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity/American with Disabilities Act Employer and is sensitive to the unique needs of career couples.


For More Information:

Jacalyn McComb, Ph.D.
Exercise & Sport Sciences, Rm 111
(806) 834-6306