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05-24-2002, 01:39 AM
Applicants interested in the following position at Montana State
University, please respond to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Dan Heil
(contact information is provided below).

Nine month Adjunct Assistant Professor in Biomechanics. The successful
candidate will be eligible to apply for the tenure-track position in
Biomechanics once the position has been approved for a full search.

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biomechanics (which includes
functional anatomy, kinesiology, and laboratory exercises) for students in
exercise science, pre-physical therapy, health promotion, and health
enhancement; advise undergraduate and graduate students in exercise science
and pre-physical therapy; supervise graduate thesis research and work in a
team environment in the Movement Science/Human Performance Laboratory.

The position requires an earned doctorate in biomechanics (ABD considered)
and experience teaching undergraduate biomechanics. Preference will be
given to those candidates who demonstrate: Background to teach graduate
biomechanics; Experience in the use of biomechanics lab equipment;
Experience with the multidisciplinary nature of biomechanics research; A
record of scholarly activity including peer-reviewed publications and/or
presentations; Ability to collaborate with Exercise Physiology and /or
Nutrition and Exercise faculty. The successful candidate will demonstrate:
Excellence in written and oral communication skills; Ability to apply
biomechanics principles to a variety of human movement areas: sport,
rehabilitation, ergonomics, health and fitness; Understanding of the role
of biomechanics within movement science across the life span; Willingness
to work with diverse populations.

2 AMTI force plates mounted within a 17 m walkway; Biometrics
electrogoniometers; preamplified surface electrodes; 2 National Instruments
A/D boards with Labview software; 3 Panasonic AG450 camcorders; 2 JVC
genlockable 60 Hz cameras; 2 Redlake high speed digital motion meter
cameras (250 fps) and Peak Motus 3D automatic digitizing system.

Starting date for contract is August 16, 2002. Candidate should forward a
letter of application addressing required and preferred qualifications, a
copy of their curriculum vita, and three letters of reference to: Dan Heil,
Ph.D., Biomechanics Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Health and Human
Development, Montana State University, 101 Hosaeus PE Complex, Bozeman, MT
59717-3360. Screening will begin June 3, 2002, and continue until the
position is filled.

Health and Human Development's mission is to provide education, public
service and outreach, as well as conduct research to promote healthy
lifestyles for individuals, families and organizations. The area of
Health, Nutrition and Movement Science offers undergraduate majors
concentrations in exercise science, pre-physical therapy, health
enhancement K-12, and health promotion.

Montana State University-Bozeman is the state's land grand institution of
12,000 students with responsibility for teaching and research. There are
approximately 50,000 people residing in the greater Bozeman area and 36,000
people within the city limits. At an elevation of 4,900 ft (1,500 m),
Bozeman is located in the Gallatin Valley and surrounded by the Bridger and
Gallatin Mountain Ranges and is noted for year-round cultural and
recreational activities on the MSU campus, at nearby Bridger Bowl and Big
Sky ski areas, as well as Yellowstone National Park.

ADA/EO/AA/Veterans Preference. In compliance with the montana Veteran's
Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to
veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans.
MSU-Bozeman makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere
with an applicant's ability to compete in the hiring process or an
employee's ability to perform the duties of the job. To claim veteran's
preference or request accommodation, contact Affirmative Action, Montana
Hall, MSU, Bozeman, MT 59717 (406-994-2042), TTD (406-994-4191).


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Daniel P. Heil, Ph.D., FACSM
Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology
Dept. of Health and Human Development / Phone: 406-994-6324
Hoseaus 101, Montana State University / Lab: 406-994-6325
Bozeman, MT 59717-3540 / FAX:
E-mail dheil@montana.edu

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