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Health Sciences Professor and Department Head Job Posting

2013 September 26
by Paul Mabrey


Professor and Department Head

Department of Health and Exercise Science

College of Health and Human Sciences


Colorado State University seeks engaged, innovative, visionary, high energy leaders to apply for the position of Professor and Head of the Department of Health and Exercise Science.  This is a 12-month tenured position targeted to start July 1, 2014 (negotiable). 


  • ·     Provide visionary leadership to the Department;
  • ·     Guide complex decision making in a university setting;
  • ·     Dynamically represent the Department and all its programs within the College of Health and Human Sciences, the University, and to alumni and other constituents in the state of Colorado and beyond;
  • ·     Stimulate and facilitate excellence in all areas of the Department through support of teaching, research, and engagement;
  • ·     Advance excellence in teaching and research within the Department;
  • ·     Promote and facilitate interdisciplinary and interinstitutional scholarship activities;
  • ·     Oversee budget, facilities, personnel, and curriculum;
  • ·     Provide leadership for continued acquisition of internal and external resources including development and fund raising; and
  • ·     Provide leadership for marketing activities that advance the stature of the Department.


● Earned Doctorate (or appropriate terminal degree) in Health and Exercise Science, Public Health, Health                Promotion/Community Health, Physiology, Biomedical Sciences, Behavioral Health Sciences or a related discipline;

  • ·     Academic credentials eligible for faculty appointment at the rank of Full Professor;
  • ·     Evidence of ability to effectively administer and advocate for a complex academic unit with diverse instruction, research, and outreach programs;
  • ·     Record of teaching and mentoring excellence.
  • ·     Strong record of extramurally funded research;
    • ·      Ability to contribute in the areas of service and engagement within the Department, College, and University;


  • ·      Previous leadership experience in a university setting;
    • ·      Demonstrated ability to effectively develop, communicate and implement a strategic vision;
    • ·      Experience with development and evidence of success in securing alternative revenue streams for departmental activities;
    • ·      Record of commitment to diversity;
    • ·      Evidence of effective communication skills to diverse audiences;
      • ·      Demonstrated team building and management skills (e.g. research team development, student and faculty mentoring, grant management);

The Department of Health and Exercise Science reflects Colorado State University’s land grant mission of research, teaching, and service/engagement.  Departmental faculty conduct innovative research in state of the art facilities, with an emphasis on basic, translational, and clinical applications in the area of chronic and age-related diseases.  The Department of Health and Exercise Science is committed to producing nationally and internationally recognized research programs and graduates that are focused on helping people protect, maintain, and improve their health and quality of life throughout the lifespan.  The Department has ~1450 undergraduate majors, 25 M.S. graduate students, and 13 Ph.D. students. The unit has 14 tenured and tenure-track faculty and 6 special appointment faculty. Research activities within the department are supported by the NIH, DARPA, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, the USDA, and other federal, state, and industry sponsors.  The Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory, designated as a CSU Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence since 2008, is a center for interdisciplinary research, training, and outreach.  Department faculty have academic appointments in the Colorado School of Public Health, the School of Biomedical Engineering, the Center for Environmental Medicine, the interdisciplinary Cell and Molecular Biology program, and in departments that range from Food Science and Human Nutrition to Biomedical Sciences.  To learn more about the Department, visit our web site at

The Department is housed within the College of Health and Human Sciences, along with seven otheracademic units. The mission of the College of Health and Human Sciences is to advance discovery, learning, and engagement that enhance the well-being of people, the environment in which they live, and address complex societal issues.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Colorado State University offers an excellent selection of benefits.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Electronically submit: a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications and responsibilities; current curriculum vitae; statement of leadership philosophy and vision for the department, and, a list of four (4) references with postal addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers to  References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates. For full consideration, a complete application must be received electronically by November 15, 2013. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Nominations for and inquiries regarding the position or the application process can be directed to:

Michael Pagliassotti, PhD.

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition

Colorado State University

Fort Collins, CO  80523-1571

Phone: (970) 491-1390


Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins (ranked #6 best place to live in the US by Money Magazine 2010) and is a community of approximately 150,000 located 65 miles north of Denver and 45 miles south of Cheyenne, WY. Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is within an hour’s drive of many major recreational areas. A faculty of over 1,500 guides approximately 26,700 students enrolled in professional, graduate and undergraduate programs. To learn more about Colorado State University, go to

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search, and motor vehicle history.

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