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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 1, 2023



Job Summary

The University of Illinois Urbana Champaign ( and the Department of Kinesiology and Community Health (, located in the College of Applied Heath Sciences, are searching for an outstanding candidate with a background in exercise physiology for a nine-month, open rank tenure-track appointment. The successful candidate will possess an outstanding record in exercise physiology and use state-of-the-art technologies to reveal novel insights regarding skeletal muscle responses to exercise, including but not limited to tissue cross-talk (e.g., gut microbiome, extracellular vesicles), hypertrophy, recovery after disuse, healthy aging, and prevention of chronic diseases. The successful candidate is expected to also contribute to both the teaching and service missions in the Department. .


The successful candidate must have a doctoral degree in kinesiology, exercise science, physiology, or a related field by August 16, 2024. Postdoctoral training and a strong record of academic scholarship that meets qualifications for the rank of Assistant Professor is required. Candidates applying for Associate or Full Professor must demonstrate an excellence in scholarly activity including a strong publication record and success in receiving extramural funding. Preference will be given to individuals who demonstrate excellence in embracing diverse individual identities, foster a culture of inclusion, and promote equity in curricula, teaching, standards, behaviors, policies and practices. The committee strongly encourages applications from women and persons from historically underrepresented groups.


General Information:

 The Department of Kinesiology & Community Health (KCH, The mission of the Department is to advance and disseminate knowledge related to health, rehabilitation, and human movement using an interdisciplinary approach. Through the integration of high-quality research, instruction, and outreach programs, faculty scholars within KCH are leading initiatives that address pressing concerns of our diverse society such as prevention and management of chronic disease as well as maintenance of health and well-being across the lifespan. KCH hosts a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff ( working and learning in a collegial and collaborative environment. KCH offers BS degrees in Community Health, Interdisciplinary Health, and Kinesiology; MS and PhD degrees in Community Health and Kinesiology; Master of Public Health (MPH), MS in Health Administration (MSHA), and a MS in Health Technology (MSHT). More than 1,600 undergraduate and 200 graduate students are enrolled in the Department. Most undergraduate students continue their education in professional allied health or graduate degree programs, and most doctoral graduates attain positions in academia or industry.


The College of Applied Health Sciences (AHS, The mission of AHS is to promote culturally relevant individual and community health and well-being across the lifespan, facilitate optimal living with disability, and foster the development of livable communities in a diverse society through learning, discovery, and engagement. The College enrolls 2,147 undergraduates and 419 graduate students in its three academic departments: Kinesiology & Community Health (; Recreation, Sport & Tourism (; Speech & Hearing Science ( Each department is highly ranked in national surveys. Within AHS are also the Center on Health, Aging and Disability (CHAD); the Division of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES); and the Chez Veterans Center. The College is actively involved in discovery and engagement with the Carle Foundation Hospital, OSF Health System, Mayo Clinics, the Champaign- Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the University’s Engineering-based Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute (IHSI), the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Cancer Center of Illinois, the Personalized Nutrition Initiative and the Division of Nutritional Sciences, the Discovery Partners Institute, the Family Resiliency Center, and many more.


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC, Established in 1867, UIUC is a land-grant, Research 1 institution that has established an international reputation as an educational community ideally suited for excellence in scholarship and research across the academic spectrum. In addition to being one of the highest- ranked public research universities in the country (#12 by US News and World Report), the University of Illinois is, simply, a great place to work. The University is home to internationally recognized facilities and interdisciplinary programs including: Institute for Genomic Biology (, Beckman Institute (, W.M. Keck Center for Comparative and Functional Genomics (, National Center for Supercomputing Applications (, Division of Nutritional Sciences (, Neuroscience Program (, to name a few. With an undergraduate enrollment of 34,559 and a graduate enrollment of over 20,000 students in more than 100 disciplines, Illinois is among the top five universities in the country in the number of earned doctorates awarded each year. The quality of our students is very high. We are leaders in technology and our employee and alumni innovations have been extraordinary. YouTube, Netscape, medical MRI screening, the LED, and the plasma screen used in televisions and computers are just a few discoveries created by our faculty and alumni. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, UIUC led all universities with a novel and aggressive non-invasive saliva testing program which served as a model for the country. The University of Illinois offers generous employee benefits including health insurance and retirement programs. In addition, we also offer our employees tuition waivers and other development opportunities for personal and professional growth, including a Dual Career Academic Couples Hiring Program. We value our employees and seek to foster an inclusive workplace.


The Champaign-Urbana Community: Home of the University of Illinois flagship campus, Champaign-Urbana ( is a ‘micro-urban’ community ( with a population of ~226,000 in the metro area located in east central Illinois. It is conveniently located between Chicago, Indianapolis and St. Louis and has its own airport and train service. Combining natural Midwest beauty and cultural resources typically found in much larger metropolitan areas, Champaign-Urbana is friendly, livable, easy to navigate, affordable and has an excellent public-school system. There is a ‘work-life’ balance here that gives faculty ample time for both scholarship and family pursuits devoid of the hassles of large city life. The average commute time is less than 15 minutes. The Champaign-Urbana area offers a range of businesses, recreation, and culture unmatched by other communities its size, due in large part to the presence of the University of Illinois. Whether you’re looking to raise a family, enjoy the outdoors, partake in a variety of cultural activities, enjoy the excitement of Big 10 sports, or become part of the University of Illinois community, Champaign-Urbana has something to offer you.


University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.


The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic position, appointed on a 9-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after August 16, 2024. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Application Procedures & Deadline Information

To apply, create a candidate profile at and select the position for which you are applying, then upload all required documents, including:


Cover letter (1 page maximum)

Curriculum vitae

Research statement (3 page maximum)

Teaching/mentorship statement (1 page maximum)

Contact information for 3 individuals that have agreed to serve as references. References of successful candidates will be contacted after the interview.


To ensure full consideration, please complete your application by 6:00PM CST on December 4, 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately afterwards. However, the position will remain open until filled. The preferred starting date is August 16, 2024. For additional information, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Nicholas Burd at naburd@illinois.eduFor questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing


Requisition ID: 1021073
Job Category: Faculty
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