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Texas Tech University Assistant Professor in Kinesiology in Lubbock, Texas


Extended Job Title:

Assistant Professor in Kinesiology


Texas Tech University

Position Description:

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

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Major/Essential Functions:

The Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management at Texas Tech University is pleased to announce the availability of one tenure-track position in Kinesiology at the assistant professor level


Conduct research and publish in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.

Teach a combination of undergraduate and graduate kinesiology courses.

Obtain external funding.

Advise graduate students in kinesiology and mentor undergraduate and graduate kinesiology students.

Perform professional service and outreach to the university, community, and profession.

Grant Funded?:


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Schedule Details:

Graduate courses may be taught in the evenings.

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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong teaching experience at the university level.

  • Demonstrated ability to seek external research funding.

  • Post-doctoral research experience in biostatistics, exercise physiology, motor control, or neurophysiology.

  • Experience in course development, including creative online pedagogy.

  • Demonstrated collegiality to participate in and support a collaborative, interdisciplinary work environment.

  • Experience and interest in working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.


Kinesiology and Sport Management

Required Attachments:

Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Recommendation/Referral, Research Statement, Resume / CV, Teaching Philosophy

Job Type:

Full Time

Job Group:

Full Professor



Required Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or a closely related area.

  • A focused research agenda and expertise in one or more areas of kinesiology.

  • Demonstrated ability to publish in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.

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Does this position work in a research laboratory?:


About the Department and/or College:

The Kinesiology and Sport Management Building offers 14 state-of-the-art research laboratories and includes six classrooms, a student computer lab, and faculty offices. The department is one of the largest at Texas Tech University and enrolls over 1,400 students in the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and over 400 students in Bachelor of Science in Sport Management. Over 30 students are enrolled in the Master of Science in Kinesiology in human performance, exercise physiology, and in motor behavior/exercise and sport psychology and over 50 graduate students in the Master of Science in Sport Management. The department offers a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology with its first graduates in 2022.

Texas Tech University enrolls over 41,000 students and is located in rapidly growing Lubbock, Texas, a center of cultural, commercial, medical, and professional services. Guided by its 2018-2025 Strategic Plan, Texas Tech University is actively pursuing strategic initiatives that will enhance its stature as a national research university. Texas Tech University recently surpassed the Hispanic undergraduate student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).

Safety Information:

Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of all TTU employees.

Pay Statement:

Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan by visiting

EEO Statement:

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized applicants, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.