College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Faculty Positions

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of motor learning and control in the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Appointment as visiting faculty will also be considered. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities/Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in motor learning and motor control, and perhaps other related areas; do research; and serve the University, profession and community.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree in motor learning, motor control or closely related field; experience and expertise with relevant instrumentation; excellent written and oral communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and willingness and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with departmental colleagues, and with faculty and other professionals in other disciplines within and outside of UT Tyler.

Desired qualifications: Experience with college-level teaching and scholarly writing; high potential for independent research and external funding of research; and experience with and skills in grant-writing.

General Information: The Department of Health and Kinesiology, within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, offers three undergraduate and three master's degrees: B.S.-Health Studies, B.S.-Kinesiology (which includes options of athletic training and physical education teacher certification), B.A.-Health and Kinesiology, M.S.-Health Sciences, M.S.-Kinesiology (with online option), and M.Ed.-Health and Kinesiology. The Department will have 12 full-time faculty members with filling of this and another vacant position. Enrollment in Department courses has increased dramatically over the past 5-6 years. In a typical fall or spring semester, about 600 students enroll in Health and Kinesiology courses. The Department is housed in the Jean Lancaster Academic Wing of the beautiful Herrington Patriot Center, which was completed in 2003. The University of Texas at Tyler is an academic component of The University of Texas System. UT Tyler, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, is growing in size and distinction. The University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to nearly 7,000 students. The University recently began its first two doctoral programs and the undergraduate Honors Program. A significant emphasis of the University is its Global Awareness Through Education (GATE) Program. UT Tyler's main campus is located on 206 acres in pine and hardwood forests of beautiful East Texas. Additional campuses are in Longview and Palestine. A sister institution, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (also known as UT Health Northeast), is located about 10 miles from UT Tyler's main campus.

Starting Date: August 2014 or before.

Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. A nine-month contract is standard. Additional summer employment is probable.

Application: To apply, submit (1) cover letter that addresses qualifications and professional goals; (2) a research plan; (3) curriculum vitae; and (4) list of three professional references, with current position and contact information for each, to Chair, Kinesiology Search Committee, Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work legally in the United States. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. UT Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

Overview of Position: The chair provides leadership for all of the Department's academic, financial and human resource concerns. In addition to maintaining the teaching, scholarship and service responsibilities of a faculty member, the chair represents the Department in interactions with both internal and external constituencies.

Qualifications: The successful applicant will provide evidence of: (a) professional achievement commensurate with appointment in the Department as an associate or full professor, including a strong record of scholarship; (b) an ability to effectively lead and manage the Department (ideally including an ability to project a vision for the Department and to inspire and support others to reach agreed-upon goals); (c) a commitment to academic excellence; (d) a commitment to collegiality; and (e) an ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, administrators and members of the surrounding community. Ideally, the successful applicant will have experience as principal investigator in securing competitive research awards from federal government agencies or private national organizations.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work legally in the United States. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Texas at Tyler is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

General Information: The Department of Health and Kinesiology, within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, offers three undergraduate and three master's degrees: B.S.-Health Studies, B.S.-Kinesiology (which includes options of athletic training and physical education teacher certification), B.A.-Health and Kinesiology, M.S.-Health Sciences, M.S.-Kinesiology (with online option), and M.Ed.-Health and Kinesiology. The Department will have 12 full-time faculty members with filling of the chair position. Enrollment in Department courses has increased dramatically over the past 5-6 years. In a typical fall or spring semester, about 600 undergraduate and graduate students enroll in Health and Kinesiology courses. The Department is housed in the Jean Lancaster Academic Wing of the beautiful Herrington Patriot Center, which was completed in 2003.

The University of Texas at Tyler is an academic component of The University of Texas System. UT Tyler, which celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, is growing in size and distinction. The University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to nearly 7,000 students. Continuing its strong commitment to academic excellence, the University recently began its first two doctoral programs and the undergraduate Honors Program. A significant emphasis of the University is its Global Awareness Through Education (GATE) Program. UT Tyler's main campus is located on 206 acres in pine and hardwood forests of beautiful East Texas. Additional campuses are in Longview and Palestine. A sister institution, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (also known as UT Health Northeast), is located about 10 miles from UT Tyler's main campus.

Starting date of appointment: August 2014 or before.

Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications.

To apply, submit a cover letter, C.V. and list of five professional references, with current position and contact information for each, to Chair, Search Committee, Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799.