Chair of Department of KInesiology

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Boise, ID
Categories: Academic Programs, Health

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Job Summary/Basic Function:

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and is committed to the success of our students and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, professional development, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement, and supervisory responsibilities as assigned.

Department Overview:

Boise State University, College of Health Sciences and School of Allied Health Sciences, invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Kinesiology. The Department of Kinesiology is home to 20 faculty and staff members, 800 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students. The department offers graduate degrees in Athletic Leadership, Athletic Training, and Kinesiology, and offers a variety of undergraduate degree and certificate options in Kinesiology and K-12 Physical Education. We are seeking an individual to continue the strong record of supporting strategic growth, innovation, and advancement in teaching, research, and professional practice.

Essential Functions:

Supports the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education. Committed to the success of our students and the university. Committed to student learning, retention, persistence, and completion.

Scholarly, creative, or research activities:
Full Professors must demonstrate a commitment to their discipline through scholarly and creative activities that fall within Boyer’s four types of scholarship: (1) discovering knowledge, (2) integrating knowledge, (3) applying knowledge, and (4) scholarship of teaching.

Each faculty member participates in activities relating to university programs, courses, governance, etc., or community activities which impact on, or are impacted by, the University and which contribute to the growth and development of students, the university and the community. Faculty must demonstrate a commitment to serving Boise State University, his/her profession, and the community.

The Department Chair is responsible for budget allocations and management of resources, activities related to student recruitment and retention, faculty and staff orientation, evaluation, and development, resource enhancement, and the advancement of the Department’s mission and goals within the University and College. In addition, the Department Chair will lead the department's efforts to address the university's Blueprint for Success Strategic Plan. The Department Chair serves on the University Academic Leaders Council, and provides support, guidance and oversight for departmental committees in such matters as faculty/staff recruitment, promotion and tenure recommendations, and program development and curricula.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

In accordance with discipline and departmental standards and expectations

  • Demonstrated advanced level of oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and analytical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work across departmental lines to forge innovative interdisciplinary academic programs and research opportunities
  • Ability to provide mentorship to early and mid-career faculty members
  • Knowledge of departmental role in management of sponsored programs 
  • Knowledge of online course delivery and its evolving role in public higher education
  • Demonstrated ability to nurture positive relationships with staff, faculty, students, alumni, guests, and others at the university.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the importance of diversity in higher education, and the ability to provide an inclusive working environment.
  • Knowledge of the unique roles of faculty governance, administrative governance and shared governance.
Minimum Qualifications:

In order to be considered for the position, candidates must have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology, a sub-specialty thereof, or closely related field, and possess a history of excellent contributions in teaching and research that are aligned with or otherwise complementary to the programs offered in the Department of Kinesiology.

Candidates must have experience sufficient to qualify for the rank of Associate or Professor with tenure. Strong analytical, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills are required, and candidates must demonstrate a commitment to inclusive practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate how their particular expertise can support the instructional needs of undergraduate and graduate programs in the department. Previous experience as program director, department chair, or other formal leadership roles is desired, but not essential. Demonstrated ability to lead the department with respect to meeting strategic plan goals.
Salary and Benefits:

Salary commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at

Required Application Materials:

 Required Materials: For full consideration, your application must include the following documents:

1. Cover letter that includes:

  • a description of leadership experiences and statement of leadership philosophy
  • vision for the broad discipline of kinesiology
  • commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy

4. Statement of Research Interests that includes:

  • past accomplishments
  • potential contributions to Boise State

5. Contact information for at least 5 professional references who are willing to be contacted (phone reference). During application process, candidates may also need to provide contact information for 3 references willing to provide letter of recommendation.

Application Deadline: For full consideration please apply by November 15, 2021, but the posting will remain open until December 10, 2021.

Further inquiries can be directed to either Search Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Tyler Brown ( or Dr. Eric Martin (



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