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10-02-2006, 11:14 PM
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of
Kentucky is seeking applications for a tenure track faculty position at the
Assistant Professor level to join our exercise science
faculty. Individuals with expertise and training in human biomechanics
with regard to human motion and/or sports medicine are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must have a completed doctorate and post doctoral training is
preferred. Potential to attract extramural funding is expected. This
position will provide an opportunity to interact with faculty and students
from Kinesiology, Orthopaedics, Physical Therapy, Athletic Training,
Biomedical Engineering, Sports Medicine and other related fields.
Responsibilities include serving as the Associate Director of the
Biodynamics Laboratory and consultant to the Musculoskeletal
Laboratory. The Biodynamics Lab is a multi-disciplinary research facility
housed in the Center for Biomedical Engineering. Current projects include
analysis of landing and cutting with and emphasis on ACL injuries; analysis
of a knee brace to reduce effects of knee OA; swimming biomechanics;
ergonomic analysis of surgical procedures and equipment related to the
performance of minimally invasive surgery. Additional information about the
program and laboratory can be found at
The job listing below provides application information. If you need further
information please contact Robert Shapiro, PhD at

Rob Shapiro

Kinesiology and Health Promotion: Assistant professor. Responsibilities:
Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biomechanics; conduct research;
advise graduate students; secure extramural funding; serve as associate
director of the University of Kentucky Biodynamics Laboratory.
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in biomechanics required and postdoctoral
experience preferred, evidence of successful college teaching, potential
for research and grant writing, ability to work in interdisciplinary
research environment. Review of applications begins November 16, 2006, and
continues until position is filled. Appointment contingent upon
funding. Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Candidates should submit a letter of application, vita, a
representative writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to
Chair, Biomechanics Search Committee, Department of Kinesiology and Health
Promotion, 100 Seaton Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
40506-0219, (859) 257-5826, rshap01@uky.edu.
The University of Kentucky and the UK College of Education are strongly
committed to increasing diversity in their community of students and
faculty. Individuals with ethnically diverse backgrounds are actively
encouraged to contact us to explore interest in this position. The
University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer