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11-12-2003, 05:08 AM
Assistant and Assistant/Associate Professor in Motor Control
Full-Time (9-month) Tenure Track Positions

The Department of Kinesiology at Arizona State University is seeking applications for two tenure-track positions in Motor Control. One position is at the Assistant Professor level and one is at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. Duties include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in motor control and learning, neuroscience, biomechanics, or research methods; publishing research in area of specialization; pursuing external funding and developing resources to provide on-going support for research activities; forming research collaborations with scientists in medical, industrial, governmental facilities in the greater Phoenix-metropolitan area or in ASU departments/schools of Bioengineering, Psychology, AzBio Design, Computer Science, and Life Sciences; advising and mentoring master's and doctoral students; serving on various department and college committees and participating actively in professional organizations.

The required qualifications for the Assistant Professor position are: earned doctorate by the time of appointment, specialization in motor neuroscience/neurophysiology or kinesiology, demonstrated evidence of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in motor control, publishing research articles in top-tier motor control journals, and desire to form research collaborations with scientists within or outside of ASU. Desired qualifications: evidence of post-doctoral training, 1 or more years experience in a research institute or university setting, demonstrated evidence teaching undergraduate or graduate neuroscience, biomechanics or research method course, and potential to be competitive in obtaining federal funding for research.

The required qualifications for the Assistant/Associate Professor positions are: an earned doctorate by time of appointment, evidence of specialization in motor neuroscience/neurophysiology or kinesiology, 4 or more years of experience in a research institute or university setting, evidence of success in securing NIH or NSF funding for research in motor control, a consistent record of research published in top-tier motor control journals for associate rank, potential for assistant rank, demonstrated evidence of teaching undergraduate and graduate students in motor control, demonstrated potential to develop a nationally-recognized program in the area of specialization, and willingness and desire to form research collaborations with scientists within or outside of ASU appropriate to rank. Desired qualifications: evidence of post-doctoral training, on-going funding for research, and demonstrated evidence of teaching undergraduate or graduate neuroscience, biomechanics or research method courses.

The position is available beginning August 16, 2004. Salary and start-up will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Evaluation of applicants will begin on January 1, 2004. If the position is not filled, applicants will be reviewed on the 1st of each month thereafter until the search is closed. Send the following by mail: (1) cover letter highlighting your academic expertise and professional accomplishments, (2) a statement of research focus, (3) a statement of teaching experience, (4) a vita, (5) up to 3 representative publications, and (6) three letters of recommendation to: Penny Pandelisev, Department of Kinesiology, Arizona State University, P.O. Box 870701, Tempe, AZ 85287-0701. Inquiries must be directed to Marco Santello, Chair of the Search Committee for Motor Control Faculty, by phone: (480) 965-8279, fax: (480) 965-8108, or email: marco.santello@asu.edu.

The Department of Kinesiology (http://www.asu.edu/clas/kines/) has 16 faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated to research in Motor Control, Motor Development, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Biochemistry, Neuroendocrinology and Sport Psychology. The department is currently located in two buildings. One of the buildings houses the Exercise and Sport Research Institute consisting of over 14,000 square foot dedicated to research laboratories. These areas are designed to facilitate cross- and interdisciplinary research and provide the potential for a wide range of research and instructional activities. The current student population consists of 650 undergraduate majors and 46 graduate students. The selected candidates will join a dynamic and active group of existing motor control researchers in the Department and at ASU. The motor control group in the Department of Kinesiology has an established record of productivity and federal support for its research programs. Research foci include oculomotor control and control of multi-joint movements during handwriting, drawing, reaching and grasping. A variety of experimental approaches are used ranging from intramuscular EMG to recording movement kinematics and kinetics. The motor control group also has strong links with local, national, and international motor control and neuroscience research groups. These interactions include research collaborations and NIH- and NSF-funded interdisciplinary graduate programs in motor neuroscience. The selected faculty will participate in the creation of a Motor Control Research Center strategically placed to effectively interact with the scientific and clinical community.

Arizona State University is one of the premier metropolitan public research universities in the nation. Enrolling more than 57,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on three campuses in metropolitan Phoenix, ASU maintains a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines, and has become an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research. ASU offers outstanding resources for study and research, including libraries and museums with important collections, studios and performing arts spaces for creative endeavor, and unsurpassed state-of-the-art scientific and technological laboratories and research facilities. ASU is research-driven but focused on learning - teaching is carried out in a context that encourages the creation of new knowledge. The faculty includes recipients of prestigious academic and professional awards, including membership in the national academies. ASU currently ranks sixth among public universities in its enrollment of freshmen merit scholars. The university champions diversity, and is international in scope, welcoming students from all 50 states and nations across the globe. ASU is an active partner with the private sector in initiatives to enhance the social well-being, economic competitiveness, cultural depth, and quality of life of metropolitan Phoenix and the state.

Arizona State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ASU actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.

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