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Assistant or Associate Professor

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To apply, submit the following application materials directly to this posting: 1) a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications of the position, 2) a curriculum vita, and 3) names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted automatically via email, and will be requested to submit a letter on your behalf.

Posting Details

Posting Detail Information

Working Title Assistant or Associate Professor
Posting Number 201700101F
Proposed Annual Salary Range 72,000-85,000
Position Type Faculty
Work Hours/Week 40
Description of Work Unit

Faculty in the Department of Health and Exercise Science conduct innovative research in state-of-the-art facilities, with an emphasis on basic, translational, and clinical applications in the area of chronic and age-related diseases. We are committed to our goal of producing nationally and internationally recognized research programs and graduates that focus on helping people protect and improve their health and quality of life throughout the lifespan. The Department has ~1300 undergraduate majors, ~30 M.S. and Ph.D. students, and 22 tenure-track, tenured and special appointment faculty. Research activities within the department are supported by NIH, DARPA, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the National Dairy Council, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and other federal, state, and industry sponsors. The Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory, designated as a CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence since 2008, is a center for interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach. Department faculty collaborate with and/or have academic or affiliate appointments in several schools, departments, and centers including the Center for Healthy Aging, Biomedical Sciences, Food Science and Human Nutrition, the Center for Cardiovascular Research, the Colorado School of Public Health, the Prevention Research Center, the School of Biomedical Engineering, and the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Faculty also collaborate with the University of Colorado Health-North, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Denver and the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. To learn more about the Department, visit our web site at http://www.hes.chhs.colostate.edu/

Tenure/Tenure Track? Yes
% Research 50
% Teaching 40
% Service 10
% Administration 0
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 07/16/2017
Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date
Position End Date
Position Summary

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is seeking applications for TWO faculty positions: both at the Assistant or Associate Professor level commensurate with experience. The 9-month tenure track appointments will begin between January 1st – August 15th, 2018.
Applicants are sought who have expertise in integrative/applied physiology (including metabolic and cardio-pulmonary regulation, and/or skeletal muscle or adipose biology) that complement or broaden our existing research strengths in aging and chronic disease (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis). The successful candidate is expected to establish and/or maintain an existing nationally recognized, externally funded research program, and to integrate their research into current and new academic courses. The successful candidate will have outstanding departmental support, strong research infrastructure, excellent departmental colleagues, and potential for collaborative and translational opportunities within the department and with relevant units on and off campus.

Required Job Qualifications

• Earned research doctorate or medical degree (e.g., M.D. or D.O., with appropriate post-degree training) in Health and Exercise Science, Biomedical Sciences, Kinesiology, Integrative/Applied Physiology or related field.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Minimum of two years post-doctoral training, previous tenure-track appointment, or comparable research faculty appointment (exceptional candidates without the foregoing preferred qualifications will be considered).
• Demonstrated ability/promise to attract external funding related to integrative/applied physiology that strengthens/broadens our current research areas.
• Strong record of dissemination of scholarly work.
• Commitment to participate in an innovative curriculum for undergraduate and graduate-level students.
• Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to collegiality, collaboration, diversity and inclusion.

To be competitive at the Associate Professor level:
• Active, sustainable, extramurally funded research program related to integrative physiology that strengthens/broadens our current research areas (i.e. current funding via an NIH R01 or equivalent multi-year, renewable mechanism).
• Record of successful graduate student research mentorship.
• Strong record of dissemination of scholarly work (reflecting the Associate Professor level).
• University-level teaching experience or evidence of teaching effectiveness in related venues.
• Strong interest in mentoring junior faculty in similar research areas and providing leadership in a growing department.
• Service at the national level in appropriate professional organizations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit the following application materials directly to this posting: 1) a letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications of the position, 2) a curriculum vita, and 3) names and contact information for three professional references. References will be contacted automatically via email, and will be requested to submit a letter on your behalf.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Search Contact Dr. Frank Dinenno - Search Chair, (970) 491-3203

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Teaching/Advising/Mentoring
Duty/Responsibility

The successful candidate will teach required courses in the sports medicine undergraduate concentration and existing graduate courses, as well as a new graduate course developed around her/his research agenda as per the effort distribution above (unless there is reduced teaching effort to accommodate external grant funded research; a likely scenario given the research strength sought in this search). The expectation is that the teaching will at least somewhat align with this candidate’s expertise in integrative physiology and aging-related health outcomes. This person will be expected to play a key academic role in the Human Bioenergetics Ph.D., the M.S. in Exercise Science and undergraduate programs.

Percentage Of Time 40
Job Duty Category Research/Scholarly Activity
Duty/Responsibility

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a nationally recognized, funded research program and to integrate her/his research into current and new academic courses. The department’s strategic vision is to become nationally recognized for research examining the role of healthy lifestyles in the etiology, prevention, intervention, rehabilitation and/or treatment of chronic disease across the lifespan. The successful candidate will be expected to complement existing areas of research strength in healthy aging, cardiovascular disease, and obesity and/or diabetes by bringing a focus on translational science, pathophysiology and mechanism.

Percentage Of Time 50
Job Duty Category Service/Outreach
Duty/Responsibility

The successful candidate will be expected to perform relevant department, college and university service. Significant relevant professional service will be anticipated such as manuscript and grant reviewing as well as committee service and other professional service expected at this career stage.

Percentage Of Time 10

References Requested

References Requested

Minimum Requested 3
Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents