Ph.D. opportunity at the University of North Dakota, USA

One graduate teaching assistantship position is open in the fall of 2024 at the University of North Dakota (UND). Students with a master’s degree received by summer 2024 and research interest(s) in physical education, motor development, or physical activity are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications by January 15th (priority deadline), and the final deadline is February 15th with potential financial support consideration. 


Required materials include official transcripts (GPA 3.5 or above), a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, a recent CV/resume, a statement of goals, and English language proficiency proof (if applicable). Candidates with prior research in Kinesiology, Applied Health Education, or K-12 instructional experiences in Physical Education and related fields (community intervention) experience are preferred.


Accepted students may offered a Graduate Teaching Assistant Position, including a full tuition waiver, stipend, and additional benefits. Conference travel will be available with good academic standing and fulfill the College of Education and Human Development requirements. This on-campus doctoral program is a 4-year study plan under the supervision of Dr. Hairui (Harry) Liu as the major adviser. The expected starting date is Fall 2024. 


Established in 1883, the University of North Dakota (UND) is the oldest research and flagship university in North Dakota, classified by the Carnegie Foundation for high research activity. Recognized among the top 100 public and top 25 most innovative U.S. universities, UND offers over 225 fields of study, housing the state’s sole School of Law, School of Medicine, and pioneering initiatives in mines and aerospace. Located in Grand Forks, a vibrant college town on the North Dakota-Minnesota border, UND enjoys a stellar quality of life, is ranked among the top 5 Best Small College Towns, and is recognized as America’s Best Hockey Town. UND is a prominent public research university committed to excellence in academics and athletics, with a strong tradition in sports (known as “Fighting Hawks”) like Ice Hockey, Football, Basketball, Soccer, and more. The university actively promotes research through initiatives like the “UND Lead” program.

Prospective doctoral students interested in the Kinesiology & Public Health Education program are encouraged to contact Dr. Hairui (Harry) Liu at for additional information. 



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