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Max Kurz
01-25-2006, 09:56 AM
ACADEMIC POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT--ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MOTOR BEHAVIOR

Department of Health and Human Performance

University of Houston

Houston, Texas



Position: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) Motor Behavior. The
Department of Health and Human Performance at the University

of Houston is seeking a motor behavior specialist with demonstrable
skills in the area of human movement measurement for a tenure

track position. The position is a 9-month appointment with Summer school
teaching optional. Effective date of appointment will be

August 2006.



Qualification: Ph.D. in biomechanics, motor learning, control,
development or bioengineering with a strong interest in the

measurement of human performance as it relates to physical activity.
Ability to conduct and publish high quality research. Potential

to engage in cooperative research projects with medical and governmental
agencies located in Houston. Web/technology skills are

desirable. Research interest in the dynamic systems theory approach to
motor behavior is preferred.



Responsibilities: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in motor
development, control and/or learning. Train graduate students

in motor behavior, broadly defined. Develop and maintain a vigorous
scholarly research program that will facilitate acquisition of

external funding and enhance graduate student recruitment. Perform
service to the department, college, university and the profession.



Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.



Application Process: Submit a letter of Application, Curriculum vitae,
academic transcripts and three letters of reference to:



Dr. Mark Clarke, Chair Motor Behavior Search

Department of Health and Human Performance

University of Houston

3855 Holman Street

104 Garrison Gymnasium

Houston, Texas 77204-6015

e-mail: mclarke@mail.uh.edu



Review of application materials will begin March 1, 2006 and continue
until the position is filled.

University Description: The University of Houston is a major urban
research institution with a strong commitment to high quality

research and teaching within an ethnically diverse university setting.
The University has over 35,000 students in 14 colleges. The

University of Houston is located near the renowned Texas Medical Center
and NASA/Johnson Space Center providing faculty with a

variety of opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research. Houston
is the largest city in Texas and offers a large variety of

professional, cultural and personal opportunities.



The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.