Assistant Professor of Physiology
University of Texas Austin
United States


The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education, Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is seeking a faculty member in the area of Exercise Physiology at the Assistant Professor level. The mission of the Exercise Physiology program is to advance core knowledge related to the physiological systems of the body and to understand how those systems, and the human body as a whole, are impacted by physical activity, nutrition, rest, and other measures related to the health and wellbeing of the human organism. Our goal is to translate such knowledge into the improvement of clinical outcomes for people across diverse populations and at different stages of the lifespan.  Our department has robust undergraduate and graduate programs and is ranked one of the top 10 doctoral programs by the National Academy of Kinesiology.  We are committed to an intellectually diverse, welcoming, and engaging working and learning environment and are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to serving students from across Texas, the country, and the world, including those who have been historically underrepresented in higher education.


The successful candidate for this position will have the strong potential for research excellence focused broadly on exercise physiology.  Although several current faculty specialize in cardiovascular physiology research, applicants investigating metabolism, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, the nutrition and digestive system, and all other aspects of physiology related to exercise, sport, and physical activity are encouraged to apply.  We expect the successful candidate will have a strong record of (or potential for) securing external grants to support their program of research, at the level necessary to ensure the impact of their work. In addition, the successful candidate will be an excellent mentor and will demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in exercise physiology and related areas.


The College of Education, ranked among the top public colleges of education in the country, has a longstanding commitment to the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view creating a welcoming, engaged campus community as interconnected with academic excellence in the work of our faculty. The college has experienced a rapid expansion of interest in its academic programs over the past five years. More than half of our admitted students identify as Latina/o and more than 30% are first-generation college students. Our students are joined by a diverse and world-class faculty who are among the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields.


As a leading college of education in Texas and beyond, we are agents of change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools, and communities. In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and health, we launched a strategic vision known as Reimagine Education (see In advancing this effort, we have organized our academic and research aspirations around three Signature Impact Areas: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Health and Education, Attending to Place and Context, and Thriving through Transitions.


As a venue for research, Texas is home to more than 10% of the nation’s K12 student population, more than half who identify as Hispanic. The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship state university of Texas, and one of the few universities in the U.S. that is both a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. UT Austin values and supports interdisciplinary research and, with the opening of the Dell Medical School, provides outstanding access to opportunities for collaboration with world-renowned medical faculty. Austin, Texas is an exciting, welcoming, and inclusive city with the reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World.


The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, compensation appropriate to rank and experience, expansive laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities. Hiring is contingent upon funding.


Required Qualifications


·       Ph.D. or M.D. in exercise physiology, kinesiology, physiology, or a related scientific discipline.

·       Record of or potential for scholarly leadership (i.e., refereed publications, extramural funding) in the area of exercise physiology and related areas.

·       Demonstrated record of, or high potential for, securing extramural research funding.

·       Experience or capacity to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from a wide range of backgrounds and advance the College’s mission.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by October 15, 2023.  Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system. 


       Cover letter with contact information

       Full curriculum vitae

       Research statement that includes research accomplishments and future researchdirections.

       Teaching and mentoring statement that describes specific methods used to ensure effective student mentoring and a classroom environment that is welcoming, engaging, and supportive of student learning and success.

       Up to 3 representative publications

       A list of 3 references with their full contact information. (Letters are not required at the time of application.)


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For questions regarding the application process, please contact Laura Meitz at (512) 471-1273  Questionsaboutthepositioncanbedirectedtothechair of the search committee: Dr. Hirofumi Tanaka at

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