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09-09-2007, 09:09 PM
FACULTY POSITION

DEPARTMENT OF BIOBEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

TEACHERS COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

MOTOR LEARNING/DEVELOPMENT/CONTROL

Position: Scholar with expertise in motor learning, motor development or
motor control to join the Movement Science and Education/Kinesiology
program faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our top-ranked
program has been a leader in graduate education and research for over a
century, and was the first program in the United States to offer both
the master's and doctoral degree in this field, and was the first
program to offer a graduate degree with a specialization in motor
learning. Presently we have faculty expertise in motor control, exercise
and autonomic physiology, physical education, pedagogy and physical
activity promotion. We seek a scholar to compliment these areas with
expertise in areas such as development, learning or control of movement
in typical developing/developed populations throughout the lifespan
and/or rehabilitation of movement in populations with movement
disorders. Preference will be given to applicants with applied research
interests who can relate their work to the teaching and advisements of
graduate students, many of whom have rehabilitation backgrounds
(physical and occupational therapists), who can contribute to our
graduate specializations in rehabilitation offered in collaboration with
rehabilitation programs at Columbia University, as well as applicants
who can relate to other areas of the department (Neuroscience &
Education, Speech Pathology) and Teachers College (e.g., human
development, special education, physical disabilities, cognitive
psychology).

Responsibilities: Teach graduate courses, advise students, and supervise
doctoral research. Maintain an active, externally-funded research
program.

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field, with
postdoctoral research training preferred. Applicants at the level of
assistant professor will be expected to have some experience in teaching
and advisement, peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of potential
for obtaining competitive, extramurally-funded research. Applicants at
the level of associate professor will be expected to have an established
record of extramural funding and a substantial record of publication in
peer-reviewed periodicals.

Rank: Assistant Professor tenure track, Associate Professor tenure track
or tenured. Applicants with exceptional qualifications may be considered
at a higher rank.

To apply: Send a CV, a cover letter describing research and teaching
interests, names and contact info of at least three references, and
three sample publications to:

Prof. Andrew Gordon

Search Committee Chair

Department of Biobehavioral Sciences, Box 199

Teachers College, Columbia University

525 West 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

http://www.tc.columbia.edu/

Review of applications will begin on November 12 and continue until the
search is completed. Appointment may begin September 2008.

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal
opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health
studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment
opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its
own activities and in society. Candidates whose qualifications and
experience are directly relevant to College priorities (e.g., urban and
minority concerns) may be considered for higher rank than advertised.