Iowa State University - Ames, IA

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Nominations and applications are sought for a distinguished faculty member to fill the Barbara E. Forker Endowed Professorship in the Department of Kinesiology ( at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. The holder of the endowed professorship will have a substantial annual stipend for professional and research support. Applications are invited from individuals with expertise in any domain associated with physical activity or exercise, using research models ranging from the cellular to whole organism, and involving animal or human models. The successful applicant will have expertise that complements any of our current faculty interests which include biomechanical, epidemiological, immunological, neuromotor, pedagogical, physiological, psychological, and sociocultural perspectives of physical activity. Selection will be based on the applicant's record of productivity and achievement as well as his or her overall fit within the organization. This person is expected to provide leadership in establishing collaborative research initiatives within the department, college, and university and teach undergraduate and graduate courses. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate sustained and substantial funding for multidisciplinary research projects.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree, current rank of Associate or Full Professor, and success in securing external research funding as demonstrated by grant record.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of sustained and substantial funding for multidisciplinary research projects


Commensurate with qualifications

Special Conditions

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Application Instructions

Application must be submitted online. To apply for this position, please click on "Apply for this Vacancy" and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Letter of application (including full contact information)
2) Curriculum vitae
3) Three recent publications - attach as Other Document(s)
4) Names and contact information for three references.

For questions regarding the vacancy, please contact Dr. Warren Franke, search committee chair, at

If you have questions regarding this application process, please e-mail or call 515-294-4800 or toll free: 877-477-7485.

Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2013; however, applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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