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Dan Heil
12-30-2002, 07:01 AM
Biomechanics Position Announcement
Montana State University - Bozeman, Montana
Start Date: August 15, 2003

The Department of Health and Human Development invites applications for a
tenure-track, AY appointment in biomechanics at the rank of Assistant

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biomechanics/kinesiology and
related labs (may include functional anatomy and physiology) for students
in exercise science, pre-physical therapy, athletic training, 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
1. An earned doctorate in biomechanics/kinesiology (ABD considered) or
related field, with secondary expertise in one or more of the following:
motor learning, sports medicine/athletic training, exercise physiology.
2. Teaching experience in undergraduate exercise science courses.

Preference will be given to those candidates who demonstrate:
1. Background to teach graduate biomechanics.
2. Experience in the use of biomechanics lab equipment.
3. Experience with the multidisciplinary nature of biomechanics research.
4. A record of scholarly activity including peer-reviewed publications
and/or presentations.
5. Excellence in written and oral communication skills.
6. Ability to apply biomechanics principles to a variety of human
movement areas (sport, rehabilitation, ergonomics, health and fitness).

The successful candidate will also demonstrate:
1. Ability to collaborate with Exercise Physiology and /or Nutrition
and Exercise faculty.
2. An understanding of the interdisciplinary role of biomechanics
within movement science across the life span.
3. 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 (V7.2.1).

Starting date for contract is August 15, 2003. Candidates should forward a
letter of application addressing required and preferred qualifications, a
copy of their curriculum vita, the names, addresses, phone, and E-mail for
three references, and no more than three publication reprints to: Bette
Balgeman, Biomechanics Search Secretary, Department of Health and Human
Development, Montana State University, 101 Hosaeus PE Complex, Bozeman,
MT 59717-3360. Screening will begin February 15, 2003, and continue until
the position is filled.

The collaborative and energetic faculty has as its 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, community health education, and health
promotion. Graduate programs draw students with interests in pedagogy,
exercise physiology, biomechanics, health, and athletic training.
Externally funded research dollars have more than tripled in five years
through cooperative efforts of teams of faculty from diverse fields of

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 Veterans
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 applicants ability to compete in the hiring process
or an employees ability to perform the duties of the job. To claim
veterans preference or request accommodation, contact Affirmative Action,
Montana Hall, MSU, Bozeman, MT 59717 (406-994-2042), TTD (406-994-4191).

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