Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s "Great Colleges to Work For." Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris.


Baylor seeks to fill the following faculty positions in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation.


TRACKING ID#: F011980

POSITION: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation with a specialization in Exercise Physiology

QUALIFICATIONS: Outstanding scientists are invited to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation. We are seeking individuals who have research interests addressing genomics and/or epigenomics in skeletal muscle physiology, muscle and strength changes in aging, immunology and inflammation and/or complement existing areas of excellence in genomics, proteomics/metabolomics, and cardiovascular, metabolic and muscle physiology. To be considered for a tenure track position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level, applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree. Appropriate relevant postdoctoral research experience is preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful candidates must either currently have or demonstrate potential to obtain significant extramural research funding. Previous university-level teaching experience is highly desirable. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are broadly trained and demonstrate strong backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: 1) skeletal muscle genomics and/or epigenomics; 2) skeletal muscle physiology; 3) influences of aging on skeletal muscle physiology and function; 4) immunology and/or inflammation as they relate to skeletal muscle, cardiovascular and metabolic physiology; 5) transient responses and chronic adaptation to exercise and/or environmental stressors. Research which is conducted largely or partly in human subjects is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding, engage in collaborative research endeavors with existing faculty members, contribute to the mission of the department in undergraduate and graduate education, teach courses in exercise physiology and/or related areas and engage in departmental and university service. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds.

RANK AND SALARY: Competitive salary support and start-up funds will be provided. Preference will be given to applicants whose philosophy is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 30, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 30, 2015.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The application package must include a formal letter of application (specifically address how you, the applicant, meet qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities described in this position announcement), a list of names and contact information of three references who may be contacted for a letter of recommendation, your full curriculum vitae, copies of degree transcripts, and samples of research publications. Electronic (PDF) copies of all application materials are preferred. Send to: Dr. Peter Grandjean; Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation; Search Committee Chair, at: Peter_Grandjean@baylor.edu

Mailing Address:

Baylor University
Attn: Peter Grandjean
One Bear Place # 97313
Waco, Texas 76798-7313
Phone: 254-710-3909.


TRACKING ID#: F011959

POSITION: Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Science Studies , which is a non-tenured or tenure-track position.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requirements include an earned doctorate in a science, medical, and/or health-related field; the ability to teach introductory courses in health sciences and other undergraduate courses such as human anatomy/physiology, anatomical kinesiology and/or research methods; a strong commitment to mentoring pre-med and pre-health students and coordinating professional development activities. Appropriate professional certifications and/or credentials are preferred. The candidate should have a record of academic experience and scholarship that merits the rank of Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teach undergraduate introductory courses in health sciences; and other undergraduate courses such as human anatomy/physiology, anatomical kinesiology, research methods and/or ethics in healthcare; mentor students; assist with the coordination and facilitation of professional development opportunities and experiences; and establish and sustain collaborative clinical and research partnerships - within the University, medical community and/or public/private sectors - for enhancing teaching, professional research and service activities.

RANK AND SALARY: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications. Applicants whose philosophy is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals will be considered.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed beginning October 30, 2015 and will be accepted until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by October 30, 2015

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: TThe credential package should include a formal letter of application specifically addressing how you, the applicant, meet each of the listed qualifications; your teaching philosophy; and how your set of gifts, abilities and experiences might contribute to developing undergraduate students. In addition, include a curriculum vitae, official transcripts, samples of research publications, three letters of recommendation, and contact information for three references. Electronic (PDF) copies of all application materials are required. Send to: Dr. Beth Lanning; Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation; e-mail:

Beth_Lanning@baylor.edu Phone: 254-710-4027.

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Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion amoung it's selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.