Open Rank in Behavioral, Psychological, & Pedagogical Sciences (Tenure-Track)

Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Job Posting Title:

Open Rank in Behavioral, Psychological, & Pedagogical Sciences (Tenure-Track)


Position Type:




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


Work Location:

H.P. Long Field House


Pay Grade:



Job Description:

Open Rank in Behavioral, Psychological, & Pedagogical Sciences (Tenure-Track)

College of Human Sciences & Education

The School of Kinesiology at LSU seeks a full-time Open-rank tenure-track position in the area of Behavioral, Psychological, and Pedagogical Sciences. Specifically, we are seeking a Health Behavior Scientist who can align with our strategic goal to expand our expertise and funding in the area of biotechnology- a core component of the LSU Pentagon plan. The candidate will have a commitment to scholarly productivity, grant writing, teaching excellence, and service. The appointment will be effective August 2024.

The School of Kinesiology is one of the largest and highest performing academic units at LSU with 36 faculty/teaching staff and 17 research labs. The School of Kinesiology, located in the heart of the Baton Rouge campus, is housed in the newly renovated Huey P. Long Field House and Gym Armory, which contain more than 49,000 sqft. of research and teaching labs, classrooms, meeting and office spaces, and a wellness center.

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


All Ranks: Candidates must have their doctorate degree in kinesiology, health, or a related field earned before employment. The candidate is expected to have strong expertise and a track-record of success as it relates to the use of biotechnologies such as a) accelerometry to capture objective measurement of human health behaviors (physical activity, sedentary behavior, and/or sleep) and/or b) artificial intelligence  and machine-learning technologies to design, deliver, and evaluate mHealth and telehealth interventions. The candidate will be expected to actively seek and maintain extramural funding support of their research from NIH, NSF, USDA, DOD, and/or other external sources. Candidates who can demonstrate an ability to collaborate within the School of Kinesiology and across campus are encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor Rank: The candidate must provide evidence of scholarly activity that demonstrates a strong potential for publications in top-tier peer-reviewed journals, potential for and/or previous success securing external funding for scholarly activities, competence in teaching undergraduate and graduate classes in their area of expertise,  and involvement in service to the University and the profession. Candidates with post doc experience are preferred.

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 scholarly publications in top-tier journals and an externally funded research program that will complement the current faculty members in Behavioral, Psychological, and Pedagogical Sciences.  

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, excellent track record of external funding for scholarly activities, extensive teaching experience in higher education, including undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise, 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.

Responsibilities:  (1) Develop and sustain a focused, fundable research program; (2) teach undergraduate courses and/or graduate courses in Behavioral, Psychological, and Pedagogical Sciences; (3) recruit and provide advisement to graduate students, and direct dissertations; (4) provide service to the 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 October 30, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.


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. Official transcripts are required at the time of hire. Questions about the vacant position may be directed to the search committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Senlin Chen ( and Dr. Ryan Hulteen (


Posting Date:

September 26, 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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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:

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