Department Chair/Professor, Georgia State University (USA)

The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University invites applications for the position of department chair and full professor starting July 2020. Candidates must have an earned doctorate in kinesiology, exercise science, exercise psychology, health and physical education, sport administration or other closely related field. Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public Research I institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the southeast.
The Department of Kinesiology and Health is located in the College of Education and Human Development and is home to one of the most popular majors at Georgia State University. The Kinesiology and Health department serves over 1000 graduate and undergraduate students annually, with a reputation for excellent teaching with a diverse student body. Twenty-two tenured, tenure-track faculty and clinical faculty members in the Department contribute to the College’s ranking of 45th among universities that provide graduate degrees in education (U.S. News and World Report (March 2019). Faculty collaborate with the Neuroscience Institute, physical therapy, public health, nutrition, and communication departments along with the Robinson College of Business and the Urban Studies Institute at Georgia State University. The department supports state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories in biomechanics, applied physiology, morphology, muscle biology, cardiovascular physiology, sport business and physical education pedagogy, as well as Centers in Movement and Rehabilitation Research and Sport and Urban Policy.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will lead and enhance the research, education, and service mission through effective communication and collaboration. Candidates for the position should meet the requirements, and be eligible for, the rank of Professor at Georgia State University. Highly qualified candidates who currently hold the rank of Associate Professor will be considered. Candidates should have a demonstrated record in academic leadership and management, including experience in budgeting and resource allocation, academic program assessment, as well as hiring, developing, and supervising faculty and staff. A history of excellence in scholarship, extramural research funding, and teaching is preferred.
Responsibilities of the Department Chair include:
• Report to the Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
• Represent and advocate for the interests of faculty, staff, and students to the Dean, the University, and communities of interest
• Advance the departmental commitment to equity, access, success and diversity
• Manage and allocate department budget and resources
• Foster the growth of the departmental external funding portfolio
• Oversee the quality of instruction, credit hour production and teaching assignments
• Evaluate faculty for annual reviews and promotion and tenure
• Oversee faculty hiring and development
Applications/Nominations: Applicants should send a letter of interest that includes: a) record of academic/scholarship leadership, b) philosophy of leadership and managerial style, c) a brief statement of vision for leading the Department including the leveraging strengths and resolution of perceived deficiencies, d) a curriculum vita and e) copy of a transcript of highest degree earned. Candidates selected for interviews will also submit three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest.

Email application materials as a PDF file to:
Dr. Jacalyn Lund ( with “Kinesiology & Health Chair Application” in the subject line.
Address any Inquiries to Dr. Lund, Chair of the Search Committee, at 404- 413-8051.
Preference will be given to applications and supporting documents received by October 1, 2019, but the position will remain open until a candidate is selected. Expected start date is July 1, 2020. Please be advised that should you be recommended for the position, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.