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04-19-2007, 08:58 AM

APPOINTMENT: Department of Kinesiology. Nine-month tenure track position in
Kinesiology beginning August 2007.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate (at time of appointment) in
Kinesiology (or related field) with a specialization in Biomechanics.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Teaching experience in university settings.
Ability to teach in the areas of Biomechanics, Anatomy & Physiology,
Statistics, and other areas in Kinesiology. Experience in, or potential for,
research leading to refereed publications and scholarly presentations,
professional involvement, and securing external funding.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Successful applicant will be expected to teach
undergraduate and graduate classes in Biomechanics and one or more of the
following areas: Anatomy & Physiology, and Statistics. Additional teaching
areas and specific assignments are dependent upon candidate expertise and
departmental needs. Engage in scholarly activity and provide service to the
Department, College, University, and Profession.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant/Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with
background and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive
benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit
information visit:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department's 25 full-time faculty members serve a
growing department of over 450 undergraduate students specializing in
physical education teacher education, exercise science and fitness, and
athletic training; and approximately 100 graduate students specializing in
exercise science, pedagogy, sport and exercise psychology, sport management,
and wellness promotion and fitness management. The Department, with
undergraduate and graduate programs at the Macomb Campus and graduate
programs at the Quad Cities Campus, has state of the art facilities
supporting teaching and research related to athletic training, biomechanics,
human performance, motor behavior, and pedagogy. Equipment available for
conducting research includes: two Quinton 12-lead ECG systems, Quinton
treadmill, Parvo-Medics metabolic measurement system, a climate-control
chamber, Monarch cycle ergometers, a Lode electronically-braked cycle
ergometer, three Cholestech LDX lipid analyzers, and body composition
assessment equipment including a hydrostatic weighing system, a Bod Pod, and
several Tanita BF-350 bioimpedance analyzers. Additional research equipment
includes 2-D Peak Motus video analysis system with an analog collection
module, AMTI force platform, an 8-channel Myo-Pac Jr. EMG system and a
Biodex isokinetic machine. Department website: www.wiu.edu/kinesiology

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as one of the "Best in the Midwest Colleges" by
The Princeton Review and selected as one of just 24 public universities
ranked a Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution by U.S. News and World
Report, Western Illinois University serves 13,400 students in the heart of
the Midwest through its traditional, residential, four-year campus in
Macomb, IL and its upper division, urban, commuter location in the Quad

WIU's friendly, accessible, nurturing campus communities are
dedicated to higher values in higher education and are comprised of strong
faculty, state of the art technology and facilities, and a wide range of
academic and extracurricular opportunities for students and staff. The four
core values at the heart of WIU are academic excellence, educational
opportunity, personal growth, and social responsibility. WIU's GradTrac and
Cost Guarantee programs ensure that students can achieve their degrees
within four years while paying a fixed rate for tuition, fees, plus room and
board. WIU remains the only university in Illinois to guarantee the cost for
tuition plus fees and room and board at both the undergraduate and graduate

WIU is a comprehensive, public university offering 55 undergraduate
degree programs, 35 graduate degree programs and a doctorate degree. With a
student-faculty ratio of 17:1, WIU's 615 full-time faculty teach 95 percent
of all undergraduate as well as graduate courses, in addition to 13
pre-professional degree programs and 10 certificate programs. WIU is
accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North
Central Association. Western Illinois University is a member of the NCAA and
competes at the Division I level. The Leslie F. Malpass Library ranks among
the finest at comprehensive universities in the United States.

APPLICATION: Please submit a letter of application, current vita, copies of
transcripts, and names of three references (with e-mail, address and
telephone numbers). Reply to: Biomechanics Search, Department of
Kinesiology, Brophy Hall; Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle;
Macomb, IL 61455-1390. Questions may be directed to Dr. Eric Johnson, Search
Committee Chair at 309-298-1954 or 309-298-1981. Please include your email
address for correspondence.

For full consideration, complete application should be received by May 29,
2007. Review of applications will begin on May 29, 2007 and will continue
until the position is filled.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that
spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a
broad spectrum of people, including minorities, women, and persons with
disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race,
color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin,
disability, or veteran status.

Michael Bohne, Ph.D.

Department of Kinesiology

Western Illinois University

Brophy Hall 221V

1 University Circle

Macomb, IL. 61455

Voice: (309)298-1930

Fax: (309)298-2981

Email: M-Bohne@wiu.edu