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Kieran Moran
05-11-2005, 09:35 PM

Permanent lecturer position in Biomechanics.

Dublin City University, Ireland


As part of its continuing development the School of Health and Human
Performance is seeking qualified applicants for a permanent lecturer
position in Biomechanics. Applications from candidates with teaching and
research expertise in the areas of exercise biomechanics and strength
and conditioning will be particularly welcomed. Ideally, applicants will
specialise in sport/exercise biomechanics and strength and conditioning,
and will have appropriate experience in sport science support.

The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant
contribution to the teaching and research profile of the school and,
will be expected to help to develop new initiatives with various
sporting organizations in Ireland. Applicants must hold an Honours
Degree and have, or be near to completing a doctorate degree in a
relevant discipline, e.g. movement biomechanics, preferably with an
emphasis on exercise or sport biomechanics. An in-depth understanding
and research experience of three-dimensional movement analysis is
desirable. In addition, candidates should have experience of tutoring,
demonstrating or lecturing in biomechanics and physical
training/strength and conditioning at university level.

The new staff memebr will join a samll enthusiastic and energetic group
of staff who are striving to develop sport and exercise science in
Ireland. The School have been running a BSc degree in SPort Science and
Health for the last seven years and will introduce a BSc in Athletic
Therapy and Training this Spetember. The staff have big plans to
introduce other degree progarmmes over the next few years and grow the
number of staff and resorces exponentially. We hope that the new member
of staff will facilitate this growth.

The School contains an exercise and sport biomechanics laboratory that
extends over 160 sq metres. It is equipped with an eight camera VICON
512 M series camera system, a 1m RSscan pressure plate, 3 Canon XM1
Mini-dv camcorders (20x optical zoom), a HUMAN 3D motion analysis
system, Matrox 2000 Real-time video editor (Adobe Premier 6RT, Cool3D),
2 AMTI force plates and Biosoft force plate software [600x900mm and
600x400mm], and various devices for measuring acceleration, EMG and speed.

Salary Scale:

45,494 - 74,668 (above bar)

36,862 - 46,107 (below bar)


Closing Date: 17th June 2005


For further discussion on the posts please contact:

Dr Kieran Moran, Biomechanist

School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University

E-mail: kieran.moran@dcu.ie Tel: 353 (0)1-700 8011


Dr. Niall Moyna,

Head of School

E-mail: niall.moyns@dcu.ie Tel: 353 (0)1-700 8802

Further information about the School of Health and Human Performance can
be found by visiting http://www.dcu.ie/sport_science/index.shtml.

Information on application for the post can be found at:


The application form can be located at:


The main DCU web site is:


Dr Kieran Moran
Biomechanics Research Group
School of Health and Human Performance
Faculty of Science and Health
Dublin City University
Collins Avenue
Dublin 7

tel; 00 353 1 700 8011
fax: 00 353 1 700 8888