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The Department of Nutrition & Exercise Sciences in the College of Health & Human Sciences
at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-
track, 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE)
faculty position with responsibilities teaching undergraduate and graduate
courses related to Movement Studies in Disability (MSD)/Adapted Physical
Activity; establishing an independent and funded research program; advising
graduate students; serving on departmental, college, and University committees;
and providing professional and community service.


successful candidate will join the Movement Studies in Disability program at
OSU, which is a national leader in adapted physical activity, with over 20
years of continuous extramural funding for graduate training and research. The
new faculty member has the potential for collaboration with the College’s two
research centers: the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children & Families
and the Center for Healthy Aging Research.


position requires a PhD in Exercise Science or a related field with emphasis in
promoting physical activity in persons with disabilities across the lifespan.
Preference will be given to candidates with a research focus that is
complementary to the research programs of existing faculty in the areas of
physical activity promotion, obesity prevention, healthy children, healthy
aging, school and community-based interventions or epidemiology. Candidates
must communicate how their research focus contributes to public health in
vulnerable populations. Applicants must have PhD by the start date of the
appointment. To be considered: 1) at the level of Assistant Professor: the clear
potential for scholarship, or 2) at the level of Associate Professor: a record
of scholarship and extramural funding. Other qualifications include a
successful record of research publication and funding, successful prior
university teaching, and a commitment to creating a compelling learning
experience in undergraduate and graduate education. Preference will be given to
those with a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.


Salary is
commensurate with qualification and experience. Benefits package includes
several options for health/dental/life insurance, retirement, and tuition
reduction program (some restrictions apply).

Exercise Sciences is one of four departments in the College of Health &
Human Sciences. The Department has over 1200 undergraduate and 70 graduate
students. The Exercise & Sport Science doctoral program is ranked in the
top-10 in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. For more
information about the Department, please visit

As part of its strategic plan, OSU will build on its
existing strengths in the core disciplines of public health and human sciences
to establish an accredited College of Public Health and Human Sciences. The
Nutrition and Exercise & Sport Science programs will join with those in
Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Environment, Safety & Health to form the
School of Biological & Population Health Sciences. The College will also
house the School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences, and the two
schools will foster strong interdisciplinary and collaborative ties among
faculty and programs.

The College of Health & Human
Sciences is located within OSU’s Health Sciences Division along with the OSU
Colleges of Pharmacy and Veterinary Medicine. OSU is one of only two American universities to hold the
Land-, Sea-, Sun-, and Space-Grant designations and is the only Oregon
institution recognized for its “very high research activity” (RU/VH) by the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. OSU is comprised of 11
academic colleges with strengths in natural resources, earth dynamics and
sustainability, life sciences, entrepreneurship and the arts and sciences. OSU
has facilities and/or programs in every county in the state, including 12
regional experiment stations, 41 county extension offices, a branch campus in
Bend, a major marine science center in Newport, and a range of programs and
facilities in Portland. OSU is Oregon’s largest public research university,
conducting more than 60 percent of the research funded throughout the state’s
university system.
OSU has an
institution-wide commitment to diversity, multiculturalism, and community. We
actively engage in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and student
body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups. We strive
to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus environment. OSU
provides outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in
promoting and enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity, and building
community. Please visit OSU web site:


APPLICATION PROCEDURES – To see specific position
announcement, job description and requirements, and to apply, go to posting
Position is open until filled. To ensure first consideration, applications should be
received by February 25, 2011. Starting date
(negotiable) is September
16, 2011. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the chair of
the search committee:

Jeff McCubbin, PhD, OSU Distinguished Professor of Exercise
Science and Executive Associate Dean

College of Health and Human Sciences

123 Women's Building, Corvallis, OR 97331

phone 541-737-5921 fax 541-737-4230 email


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