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01-11-2006, 05:45 AM
The University of Idaho is hiring a Full-Time Tenure Track Position in Motor
Learning and Control at the rank of Assistant Professor.

STARTING DATE: August 14, 2006


1. Teach undergraduate/graduate courses in the Sport Science Program
(preferred courses include motor behavior, research methods, & skill

2. Maintain a focused line of scholarly research, strong publication
record and commitment to attracting external funding.

3. Participate in interdisciplinary external funding efforts and
research with an HPERD research team.

4. Recruit, mentor and advise undergraduate/graduate students.

5. Provide service to the academic, professional and local/regional

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate should have the following: a doctorate in
motor learning/control or related field by July 1, 2006; evidence or
demonstrated potential for scholarly productivity.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: It is preferred that the candidate have strong
interpersonal and communication skills; the ability to use technology in the
classroom and lab; evidence of successful college level teaching; college
teaching experience in motor behavior and research methods; and a history of
securing external funding. We are especially interested in individuals who
have an interest in contributing to collaborative research and external
funding efforts with HPERD faculty and/or neuroscience faculty on one of two
research teams to examine: 1) the use of computer modeling to enhance our
understanding and treatment of injury and disease in the spino-neuromuscular
system, and/or 2) the promotion of active, healthy lifestyles in

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: The University of Idaho has an institution-wide
commitment to diversity, human rights, multiculturalism and community. The
University expresses that commitment by actively recruiting and retaining a
diverse workforce and student body, and by building and sustaining a
welcoming, supportive campus environment. The University of Idaho provides
outstanding leadership opportunities for people interested in promoting and
enhancing diversity, nurturing creativity and building community.

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications of the applicant.

CLOSING DATE: The selection process will begin February 1st and continue
until the position is filled.

MATERIALS REQUIRED: Letter of application; current curriculum vita;
statement of scholarly focus and teaching philosophy; names of three
references, including contact information. Apply on-line at


Damon Burton, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair

Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, PEB 101

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho 83844-2401

For more information - contact Damon Burton at 208-885-2186 or

The Department of HPERD offers undergraduate degrees in Athletic Training,
Physical Education, Sport Science, School & Community Health, Recreation,
and Dance; and masters' degrees in Sport Pedagogy, Dance Pedagogy, Sport
Science, Recreation, and Sport Psychology. In addition, this position can
work in the Ph.D. in Education with an emphasis in general HPERD, or in the
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Neuroscience. This position would join an
interdisciplinary faculty group in the department's Human Performance
Laboratory, which is currently being upgraded and expanded from 1395 sq ft
to over 3500 sq ft. Depending on research interests, this new position in
motor learning/control also has opportunities to work with faculty and labs
in biological sciences and computer science. The department is housed in the
College of Education along with the Departments of Curriculum & Instruction;
Adult, Career, and Technology Education; and Counseling & School Psychology,
Special Education, and Educational Leadership.

The University of Idaho is a land-grant research-extensive and teaching
institution. The university has a full-time faculty of over 850 and support
staff of 1,500, enrolls over 12,000 students, grants more than 80 doctoral
degrees each year, and has annual research expenditures in excess of $62
million. Educational opportunities are provided statewide through 3
resident instructional centers, 10 agricultural research and extension
centers, and 42 county extension offices. The university's growth from
regional to national importance presents exceptional professional
opportunities. Please visit www.uidaho.edu.

Moscow, Idaho is a university town nestled in the rolling Palouse hills.
Close to the mountains and resorts of northern Idaho, Moscow is 80 miles
from Spokane, Washington, and an hour's flight from Seattle, with many
wonderful recreational opportunities. It has a business incubator located on
campus and a number of start-up companies. The University of Idaho and
Washington State University, just eight miles apart, share over 800
cross-listed courses and many collaborative programs and research
activities. Please visit www.moscow.com.