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11-06-2007, 03:39 AM
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCES

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science with a specialization in Exercise Physiology. Tenure Track.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Exercise Physiology or related field with an emphasis in Muscle Physiology by August 2008. Postdoctoral training is preferred, but not required. Appropriate professional affiliations (e.g., ACSM, NSCA), and a focused research agenda including a track record of external grant writing/funding and a strong publication record is desired The successful applicant should have extensive training in muscle physiology and a focused research agenda pertaining to human skeletal muscle physiology as related to aging, disease, fitness and/or performance, with a particular emphasis on cellular/molecular and biochemical mechanisms. Viable candidates for the position are expected to have had demonstrable positive instructional experiences, as well as a strong commitment to producing relevant and focused scholarly works and serving the profession. The Department is especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate a strong commitment to collaborating with faculty within the Department as well as with other professionals in the biomedical research and/or clinical settings.

Responsibilities: Depending upon background, the appointee would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to exercise physiology, performance/fitness/physiological assessments, strength and conditioning, and/or research methods, as well as develop and deliver graduate elective courses in the area of expertise. The appointee will also chair and serve on Thesis committees; supervise students conducting internships; participate in curriculum development; seek and obtain extramural funding; conduct and publish research in a focused area; engage in scholarly activities; establish collaborative partnerships with the medical community, public and/or private sector community agencies, and other units on campus; and, serve the university community. A proposed Ph.D. program in Health and Sport Science is currently under consideration at the state level. If implemented, the successful candidate would be expected to be integrally involved in the delivery of that program.

Facilities: The position includes directorship of an established, equipped Exercise Biochemistry laboratory. Current major equipment includes refrigeration units (-20 and -80 freezers), refrigerated centrifuge, microplate and cuvette spectrophotometers, SDS-PAGE, biopsy equipment, cryotome, microscopes, isolated muscle preparation (Biopac), and basic biochemistry equipment. Start-up funds are available and are commensurate with external funding potential.

Setting: The University of Memphis is one of three doctoral granting public institutions in the state, with six colleges and three professional schools enrolling approximately 20,000 students. The University of Memphis is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education and community outreach. The College of Education is fully accredited by NCATE and is a member of the Holmes Partnership. The Department of Health and Sport Sciences is one of four departments within the College of Education, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The department can be visited online at http://coe.memphis.edu/hss/

Salary and Beginning Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a nine-month appointment with excellent opportunities for summer research and/or teaching being optional. The anticipated date of appointment is August 16, 2008. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement. The state of TN currently has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.

Application: The review of completed applications for the position will begin December 14, 2007 and may continue until it is filled. Applicants should forward a letter of application including identification of the position for which application is being made, a summary of current and future research agenda (including specific plans for securing external funding), curriculum vitae, three current letters of reference, and samples of research publications to:

Lawrence W. Weiss, Ed.D., CSCS*D, FRC, FNSCA, FACSM
Chair, Exercise Physiology Search Committee
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
106 Elma Neal Roane Field House
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3480

E-mail: lweiss@memphis.edu Tel: 901-678-4648 Fax: 901-678-3591

The University of Memphis, a TBR institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants are urged to apply for the respective positions. Appointments will be based on qualifications as they relate
to the position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.


COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SPORT SCIENCES

ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor of Exercise and Sport Science with a specialization in Exercise Physiology. Tenure Track.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Exercise Physiology or related field with an emphasis in Bone Physiology by August 2008. Postdoctoral training is preferred, but not required. Appropriate professional affiliations (e.g., ACSM, NSCA), and a focused research agenda including a track record of external grant writing/funding and a strong publication record is desired. The successful applicant should have extensive research experience in evaluating human acute and chronic bone and body composition responses/adaptations to exercise and nutritional interventions and a focused research agenda of same. Viable candidates for the position are expected to have had demonstrable positive instructional experiences as well as a strong commitment to producing relevant and focused scholarly works and serving the profession The Department is especially interested in applicants who can demonstrate a strong commitment to collaborating with faculty within the Department as well as with other professionals in the biomedical research and/or clinical settings.

Responsibilities: Depending upon background, the appointee would be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to exercise physiology, performance/fitness/physiological assessments, strength and conditioning, and/or research methods, as well as develop and deliver graduate elective courses in the area of expertise. The appointee will also chair and serve on Thesis committees; supervise students conducting internships; participate in curriculum development; seek and obtain extramural funding; conduct and publish research in a focused area; engage in scholarly activities; establish collaborative partnerships with the medical community, public and/or private sector community agencies, and other units on campus; and, serve the university community. A proposed Ph.D. program in Health and Sport Science is currently under consideration at the state level. If implemented, the successful candidate would be expected to be integrally involved in the delivery of that program.

Facilities: The position includes directorship of an established and partially-equipped bone-density laboratory. Current major equipment includes DXA (Hologic) unit. Start-up funds are available and are commensurate with external funding potential.

Setting: The University of Memphis is one of three doctoral granting public institutions in the state, with six colleges and three professional schools enrolling approximately 20,000 students. The University of Memphis is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education and community outreach. The College of Education is fully accredited by NCATE and is a member of the Holmes Partnership. The Department of Health and Sport Sciences is one of four departments within the College of Education, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. The department can be visited online at http://coe.memphis.edu/hss/

Salary and Beginning Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a nine-month appointment with excellent opportunities for summer research and/or teaching being optional. The anticipated date of appointment is August 16, 2008. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement. The state of TN currently has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.

Application: The review of completed applications for the position will begin December 14, 2007 and may continue until it is filled. Applicants should forward a letter of application including identification of the position for which application is being made, a summary of current and future research agenda (including specific plans for securing external funding), curriculum vitae, three current letters of reference, and samples of research publications to:

Lawrence W. Weiss, Ed.D., CSCS*D, FRC, FNSCA, FACSM
Chair, Exercise Physiology Search Committee
Department of Health & Sport Sciences
106 Elma Neal Roane Field House
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3480

E-mail: lweiss@memphis.edu Tel: 901-678-4648 Fax: 901-678-3591

The University of Memphis, a TBR institution, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All qualified applicants are urged to apply for the respective positions. Appointments will be based on qualifications as they relate
to the position requirements without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, or veteran status.



Brian Schilling, PhD
Exercise Neuromechanics Laboratory Director
Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis
https://umdrive.memphis.edu/g-HSS/TENMDL/
(901) 678-3475