Position: The Division of Kinesiology within the Department of Health & Kinesiology and College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. The Division offers BS, MS and PhD degrees.
We are seeking candidates who are well versed in motor neuroscience capable of conducting independent basic or translational research. Candidates will be emerging scholars capable of advancing a solid research agenda to progress the Division’s strong and expanding research portfolio. The candidate will become an integral part of the Division of Kinesiology’s faculty, with expectations to engage in research efforts including interdisciplinary collaborations, aggressively seek funding opportunities, provide research mentorship for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as teach graduate/undergraduate courses. Specific courses taught will be determined based on faculty content expertise and experience, as well as need of the academic unit. All tenure-track faculty are expected to teach six credit hours per semester, but reductions are granted for Assistant Professors and those utilizing external grant funds.
Appointment: Nine-month tenure-track position with a start date of August 2019. Salary, benefits and compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Location: Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of nearly 255,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston, and Austin. The area boasts a low cost of living, a sun-belt environment, and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country. Texas A&M is the largest university in Texas with more than 58,000 students on the College Station campus. Ranked #2 nationally on the list of Best Schools of 2017 by schools.com, 17th in the nation for research expenditures by National Science Foundation, and 27th among all public universities in the nation. TAMU is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 63 research institutions with this distinction.
Application Process: To apply, please send the following: (1) letter of application, (2) current, comprehensive vitae and (3) names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three references.
External Applicants: If you are not a Texas A&M System employee please visit our External Career site at:
Questions about this position should be submitted directly to the committee chair, David L. Wright, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates will hold a doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related academic discipline relevant to motor neuroscience, have a strong record of research with demonstrated success publishing in high impact peer-review journals and potential to secure external funding. Post-doctoral experience highly encouraged. Previous scholarship must include behavioral work addressing human motor learning or control complemented by neural imaging (e.g., fMRI, fNIRS) and non-invasive brain stimulation (e.g., TMS, tDCS) tools.
Internal Number: R-011681
About Texas A&M University
The Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN) is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and generates over 98,000 credit hours and 203,000 (Modified) weighted student credit hours each year.As one of four departments in the College of Education & Human Development, HLKN is currently home to 3,605 undergraduate student, 246 Master's students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members (>=0.75FTE), 32 staff members and 87 funded graduate assistants.The department is comprised of four divisions: Health Education, Kinesiology, Sport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program that offer a number of degree programs and outreach programs for continuing education of students and the community.