The Department of Kinesiology at Mississippi State University (MSU) invites applications for a Graduate Research Assistantship at the Doctoral level.

The Research Assistant will assist in coordinating research funded by the National Institutes of Health on Physical Activity Assessment for Adults with Down Syndrome. 

The assistantship benefits include a full tuition waiver, the stipend for the full year; coverage of costs associated with conference travel; and a lot of learning!

The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in Kinesiology or related field, research interest in physical activity for persons with disabilities, and strong communication and writing skills. Candidates must apply and be accepted into the Ph.D. program in Exercise Science.


Interested individuals should send a CV and a Statement of Interest (1 page) to Dr. Stamatis Agiovlasitis at Following direct contact with Dr. Agiovlasitis, applicants must also apply for entry into the Ph.D. program.  The start date is Fall 2021.  Review of applications will commence immediately.


Click here to read more information about the Ph.D. program.


Preparation of Leadership Personnel in Adapted Physical Activity

East Carolina University, in collaboration with eight universities throughout the United States, has been selected to receive funding from the Office of Special Education, U.S. Department of Education to train doctoral students in the area of adapted physical activity.

This funding will support tuition, stipends, and conference travel funds for doctoral students from 2019 to 2024. Doctoral scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a nation-wide, multi-site consortium focused on doctoral training in adapted physical activity.


Training Leaders to Improve Education and Health Outcomes of Individuals with High-Intensity Needs: A Multi-institution Mentorship Consortium.

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Associate or full professor AND Associate Director position under UAB - Lakeshore Research Collaborative

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Health Professions is seeking to fill a tenure track faculty position to serve as the Associate Director of the UAB/Lakeshore Foundation Research Collaborative. This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure -or non-tenure track appointment at the rank of Associate or Full professor. Applications received before January 15th, 2021 will be given full consideration by the search committee though this search will remain open until the position is filled.