Assistant Professor - Sport Science Research

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

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Job Posting Title:

Assistant Professor - Sport Science Research


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 tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Sport Science Research. The candidate will have a commitment to scholarly productivity, grant writing, teaching excellence, and service. The appointment will be effective August 2024.

Websites:  The LSU website address is The School of Kinesiology website address is

Qualifications:  Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, or a related field by August 2024. Candidates must provide evidence of scholarly activity that demonstrates a strong potential for publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, competence in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in their area of expertise, ability to secure external funding for scholarly activities, and involvement in service to the University and the profession.

Applications are invited from individuals with a research focus on athlete overall health, performance, injury prevention, and/or rehabilitation. Candidates with a track record in studying collegiate athletes’ responses to training and competition, will be considered. Strong consideration will be given to candidates whose expertise in physiology, biomechanics, or sports nutrition pertaining to the health, well-being, and performance of athletes complements and extends the expertise available within the School of Kinesiology. Preferred candidates will have postdoctoral training, evidence of the ability to successfully compete for extramural funding, and have expertise that enhances our research teams’ ability to expand our funding.

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

Rank:  Assistant Professor

Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin October 27, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:

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. Johannsen (


Posting Date:

September 25, 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.


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