Utah State University

Assistant Professor - KHS

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 3 months ago(9/16/2021 4:21 PM)
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E Eccles Jones Coll of Ed & Hum Svs
Kinesiology & Health Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science at Utah State University (USU) seeks an Assistant Professor at the USU Logan Campus. We are seeking applicants with research expertise in behavioral and social aspects of physical activity (e.g., exercise/sport psychology, physical activity epidemiology). Expectations for this position include the maintenance of a focused and scholarly line of funded research, teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the candidate's area of expertise, and service to the institution and scholarly discipline.


This is a 9-month academic-year, tenure-track, full-time benefited position beginning August 2022. Review of applicants will begin October 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is eligible for H-1B sponsorship.


Inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Nate Trauntvein (435 797-1509; nate.trauntvein@usu.edu.


  • Conduct and publish research in area of expertise.
  • Pursue external funding for research.
  • Teach one to two Kinesiology courses per semester.
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Serve on and chair graduate student research committees.  
  • Provide service to the department, university, community, state, and scholarly discipline as appropriate.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate by August 1, 2022 in Kinesiology or a closely related field.
  • Evidence of the ability to develop and maintain a research program that can be supported by extramural funding.
  • Evidence of the ability to be an effective teacher and mentor.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to collaboration and collegiality among peers and constituents.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral research experience and a history of obtaining extramural funding.
  • A consistent and impactful publication record.
  • Previous university teaching experience with positive evaluations.
  • Strong background or expertise in clinical settings and/or populations.
  • Capacity to foster collaborative activity within the department and across the university.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1) A curriculum vitae to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2) A cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

3) Contact information for three academic references to be entered in the Candidate Profile


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Department Highlights

The KHS Department provides a dynamic, high quality, program of education and training in Kinesiology and Health Science. Our campus-based and off-campus graduate programs provide, MS, MEd, MPH, and PhD degrees to students who teach, provide community leadership, work in industry, or conduct research. In addition to academic degrees, there are numerous research laboratories that provide resources for conducting exceptional research (https://khs.usu.edu). More than 1,000 undergraduate and 90 graduate students are currently matriculated in our programs. 


College Highlights

The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services (CEHS) is home to eight departments and is committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. Our programs are strengthened by an on-campus elementary laboratory school and five stand-alone centers, including the Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence. The college offers clinical services to the community across the human lifespan and provide students with real-world service and research opportunities.


These are a few of our college’s numerous achievements:

  • Our graduate programs are ranked #1 in all of Utah and #32 in the nation according to the U.S. News and World Report.
  • We are ranked 12th in the nation in total research dollars.
  • Our college has placement rates at or above 94% for certified graduates seeking employment in special education, elementary education, speech-language pathology, audiology, and 18 secondary education fields.

We are committed to providing the best learning opportunities and educational research in the state of Utah. USU is committed to providing research support to faculty, which includes proposal development and grant management support, startup funding, faculty research orientations, grant-writing workshops, and seed funding programs to develop and strengthen new research programs.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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