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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, Kinesiology & Integrative Physiology

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Department: Kinesiology/Integrative Physiology
Work Type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Sciences

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering education and research, invites applicants for an open rank tenure/tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. We seek candidates in the areas of Integrative Physiology with a particular interest in sleep and circadian rhythm research to utilize our state-of-the-art sleep laboratory.

Michigan Tech attracts world-class faculty who enrich the educational experience of smart, motivated, and adventurous students. Applicants who are committed to promoting a sense of belonging and contributing to an equitable and inclusive learning environment for all are strongly encouraged to apply (

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Teach graduate and undergraduate kinesiology/physiology courses.

Advise and mentor departmental graduate students.

Engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service activities.

Establish, promote, and execute a culture of safety within labs, university classrooms, and in all work activities. Implement ongoing continuous improvement strategies to all activities.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Physiology, or a related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Demonstrated scholarly record in peer-reviewed publications.
Demonstrated potential to secure external funding.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Experience mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students.

Demonstrated involvement in national-level professional organizations.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated teaching effectiveness.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

Ability to collaborate across disciplines and cultural boundaries.

Language, Mathematics and/or Reasoning Skills


Work Environment and/or Physical Demands


Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

9 months



Pay Rate/Salary


Title of Position Supervisor

Department Chair

Posting Type

Internal & External

Dependent on Funding


Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The expected start date for this position will be August, 2022. Candidates will need to submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter expressing interest in the position, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a 1-2 page statement of teaching, 4) a 1-2 page statement of research. Candidates will be asked for names/contact information for 3 professional references. Please visit the following link to apply and upload application materials, Inquiries about the position can be sent to the search committee chair Dr. Qinghui Chen (

Additional Information

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is home to approximately 100 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer two baccalaureate degrees (B.S., Exercise Science; B.S., Sports & Fitness Management), an M.S. in Kinesiology, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology. The department is a campus leader in health science research and education, with substantial state, foundation, federal, and industry funding. All faculty have active external grants, and we have a strong reputation for innovative teaching practices and outreach to support health in our local community. Departmental faculty and students have been recognized for their excellence in both research and teaching through local, regional, and national awards. Department faculty and students regularly collaborate with the Central Michigan University satellite Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that is located on the Michigan Tech campus. For more information about our department, visit

Michigan Tech, established in 1885, is one of four major research universities in the state. Located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior, Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America. This rural community is known for its abundant snowfall, beautiful summers, and outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. The university maintains its own downhill ski facility, a nationally recognized cross-country ski trail system, and an 18-hole golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.

Michigan Tech recognizes the importance of supporting faculty members’ partners; candidates selected for on-campus interviews will be invited to bring a guest. Additional details on our Partner Engagement Program can be found at

Michigan Tech is proud to be an ADVANCE Institution that has thrice received National Science Foundation support to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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