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10-29-2007, 07:12 AM
Position: Assistant / Associate Professor in Motor Behavior (position #3135)
Contractual Period: Academic Year (9 months)
Salary: Negotiable and competitive
Appointment Type: Probationary or tenured
Starting Date: August 18, 2008

1. Earned Ph.D. with emphasis in motor control, motor development, or closely related field.
2. Active research record related to understanding human movement across the lifespan.
3. Evidence of an active research program including publications and funding proposals.
4. Teaching experience in higher education required.
5. Post-doctoral appointment and extramural funding record desirable.
6. Demonstrated commitment to related scholarly/professional organizations
1. Instruct undergraduate and graduate students in the area of motor control, motor development, or related field.
2. Direct and advise graduate students in motor control, motor development, or related field.
3. Develop and maintain an active research program; seek extramural funding.
4. Develop and maintain liaisons with other academic units and nonacademic agencies.
5. Engage in university and scholarly/professional service activities.

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an urban research university and one of two doctoral degree-granting institutions in the University of Wisconsin System. The Department of Human Movement Sciences offers BS, MS, and DPT degrees, and the College of Health Sciences offers a multi-disciplinary PhD in Health Sciences. The BS Kinesiology Program provides academic and professional preparation for students entering the fields of Athletic Training, Exercise and Fitness, Health & Fitness Management, and academic preparation for those intending to pursue advanced study in the health professions (pre-PT) or human movement research (MS, PhD). The MS Kinesiology program is research focused and serves health professionals, educators, and those intending to pursue a research career. The PhD program is designed to produce high-quality researchers and future faculty in the health sciences field. The DPT program also provides rich instructional and clinical research opportunities. There are 27 full-time faculty and academic staff members in the department. The department enjoys outstanding research and instructional facilities, including the Neuromechanics Laboratory with state of the art instrumentation. Details on current departmental research programs and laboratories can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/chs/research/facilities/hmslabs/humanmovement.html.

This appointment is designed to allow the successful candidate to:
1. Provide academic instruction and professional guidance to a diverse population of students on a 90-acre urban campus located within 4 blocks of Lake Michigan
2. Join a team of doctorally trained human movement scientists working in state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
3. Function in a workload model that promotes and supports faculty research activities
4. Conduct research that will make meaningful contributions to the body of scientific knowledge.
5. Collaborate with colleagues located at universities, medical centers, and private industry in the Milwaukee metropolitan area

Application Materials:
1. Letter of application, including a description of the applicant’s research program.
2. Curriculum vitae.
3. Names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as references.
4. Copies of recent, representative published research papers (up to three).

Application Closing Date:
Review of applications will begin December 7, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries and applications should be directed to:
Dr. Kristian M. O’Connor, Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Department of Human Movement Sciences - PO Box 413
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Telephone: 414.229.2680
FAX: 414.906.3942
email: krisocon@uwm.edu

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

For the UWM Campus Security Report, see http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/OSL/CleryAct/CleryAct.html, or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall 118 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

The names of those nominees and applicants who have not requested that their identities be withheld and the names of all finalists will be released upon request.

Kristian M. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Movement Sciences
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-2680
(414) 229-2619 fax