Assistant Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 051700 - Department of Kinesiology
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

The Assistant Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology is under the administrative supervision of the Head of the Department of Kinesiology. This is a tenure-track position. The faculty member will be responsible for teaching, research, and advising.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

Department Profile:

The Mississippi State University Department of Kinesiology is housed within the College of Education and features numerous exceptional areas of study for graduate and undergraduate students. Undergraduate students can choose one of five concentrations: Clinical Exercise Physiology, Neuromechanics, Strength and Conditioning, Sport Administration, Physical Education and Coaching, and Physical Activity and Coaching. Graduate students at the Master's level can choose Sport Administration, Sport Pedagogy, Disability Studies, or Exercise Physiology (clinical exercise physiology or strength and conditioning). Ph.D. students can choose Exercise Scienceor Sport Studies (physical education, sport philosophy, sport communication, sport administration and marketing).

Area of Specialization:

Clinical Exercise Physiology

Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2024

Tenure Track Status:


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1) Mentor (including academic advisement) graduate and undergraduate students in exercise physiology.
2) Maintain an active research agenda with a focus that results in publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
3) Submit grants for external funding.
4) Engage in professional, university and community service activities where applicable.
5) Teach undergraduate and graduate clinical exercise physiology related courses and/or disability studies graduate concentration.
6) Independently direct graduate student research activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Clinical Exercise Physiology (or closely related field) required. Established or emerging scholar with active research agenda and a commitment to excellence in higher education teaching and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Priority consideration will be given to applicants with a research agenda in the following areas: the physiological aspects of physical activity and exercise in individuals with clinical conditions and/or disabilities; the role of physical activity in the assessment, management, and prevention of chronic disease and disability; and the role of exercise testing and training in the evaluation, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of clinical conditions and disabilities. Preference will be given to candidates with the ability to teach courses in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The applicant should have experience in exercise physiology and possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to advise graduate and undergraduate students; to pursue an active program of research, publication, and grant writing; and to contribute to service within the department, college, university, and profession

Instructions for Applying:

To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references to Dr. Stamatis Agiovlasitis ( at the following address: Department of Kinesiology, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 6186, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applicants must also apply online at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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