Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Motor Behavior (Tenure-Track)

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Description

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Motor Behavior (Tenure-Track)


Position Type:




LSUAM HSE - School of Kinesiology (Alex Christopher Garn (00043688))


Work Location:

H.P. Long Field House


Pay Grade:



Job Description:

The School of Kinesiology announces the availability of a full-time Open-rank tenure-track position in Motor Behavior (biomechanics, motor control, motor development, and motor learning). The candidate will have a commitment to scholarly productivity, grant writing, teaching excellence, service, and diversity support. The appointment will be effective August 12, 2024.

Websites:  The Louisiana State University (LSU) website address is The Kinesiology website address is Kinesiology faculty participate in additional interdisciplinary programs on campus including: MIND; ECEI; HARC.


All Ranks: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a related field prior to start date with a research focus in one or more of the motor behavior subdisciplines that is both unique and augments current faculty research.

Assistant Professor Rank: Candidates must provide evidence of scholarly activity that demonstrates a strong potential for publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and external funding for scholarly activities, competence in teaching undergraduate courses in motor learning and/or motor development, and graduate courses related to their expertise, as well as involvement in service to the University and profession. Preference will be given to candidates with post-doctoral experience.

Associate Professor Rank: Candidates applying for the Associate Professor rank must meet the requirements for Assistant Professor and have a minimum Assistant Professor rank and qualifications for promotion to Associate Professor. Candidates must provide evidence of a productive scholarly record including an externally funded research program that will complement the current faculty members in motor behavior and broader School of Kinesiology, a publication record showing sustained excellence in nationally recognized top-tier peer-reviewed journals, experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses effectively, experience mentoring graduate students, history of working with diverse student populations, and previous involvement in varied service activities.

Professor Rank: Candidates applying for the Professor rank must have a minimum Associate Professor rank and qualifications for promotion to Professor rank. Candidates must provide evidence of sustained excellence in scholarly activity in nationally and internationally recognized top-tier peer-reviewed journals, extensive teaching experience in higher education, including undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, excellent track record of external funding for scholarly activities, as well as successful mentoring of graduate students as the primary mentor. Preferred candidates will have prior experience in leadership roles, experience working with diverse student populations, and involvement in University service.

Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with current external funding with research interests in motor learning or development across the lifespan.

Responsibilities: (1) Develop or continue a fundable research program; (2) teach undergraduate courses and/or graduate courses in Motor Behavior areas; (3) provide advisement to graduate students, and direct dissertations; (4) seek or sustain external funding support for scholarly activities; (5) serve on School, College, University, and Profession-based committees as appropriate.

Rank:  Open Rank.

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. In order to receive full consideration, candidates’ materials should be turned in by Oct 20, 2023.


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

Application Procedures: Applications should include a letter of application that details how the applicant’s research experience and interests meet the requirements and responsibilities of the position; a current curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. Questions about the vacant position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jan Hondzinski,, 225-578-9144.


Posting Date:

September 5, 2023


Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


Additional Position Information:

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

Remote Work - Positions approved to work remotely outside the State of Louisiana shall be employed through Louisiana State University’s partner, nextSource Workforce Solutions, for Employer of Record Services including but not limited to employment, benefits, payroll, and tax compliance. Positions employed through Employer of Record Services will be offered benefits and retirement as applicable through their provider and will not be eligible for State of Louisiana benefits and retirement.


Essential Position (Y/N):


LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:

LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (


HCM Contact Information:

For questions or concerns related to updating your application with attachments (e.g., resumes, RS:17 documents), date of birth, or reactivating applications, please contact the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or email  For questions or concerns regarding the status of your application or salary ranges, please contact the department using the information provided in the Special Instructions section of this job posting.