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12-03-2007, 07:39 AM
Biomechanics of Human Movement

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo invites
applications at the Assistant Professor level, in the area of
Biomechanics. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in
gait analysis. Applicants should have a fundamental research focus on
musculoskeletal modeling with an interest in applying these models to
the study of whole body movement of both healthy and clinical
populations. Successful candidates are expected to have a strong
portfolio of scholarly research, including peer-reviewed publications,
and provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching. In
addition to advancing a personal research program, candidates will
have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
engaged in research in human biomechanics. Research opportunities
exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology but also within
the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and its multiple health
research centres, including the recently established Centre for
Research Excellence in Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders.and the
Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. We welcome biomechanic
applicants from fields such as kinesiology, neurophysiology,
bioengineering and rehabilitation.

The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with
expertise spanning the social to biological study of human movement.
The mission of the department is to discover and explain mechanisms
and principles of human movement and to apply this knowledge to the
prevention of illness and injury together with strategies which
optimize the health and physical performance of individuals. The
department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology.

Further information about the department can be found at www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/kin/
Applicants should send a covering letter, including a one page
overview of their anticipated 5 year research plan, three names of
references, and curriculum vitae to Dr. Stuart McGill, Chair of the
hiring committee, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1 or by FAX: 519-746-6776 or E-mail: mcgill@healthy.uwaterloo.ca
The closing date for applications is March 1, 2008 or until filled.
The expected start date for the appointment is July 1, 2008. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian
citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The
University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified
individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native
people and persons with disabilities.

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Jack P. Callaghan PhD, CK, CCPE
Canada Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics and Injury Prevention
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L-3G1
Voice: (519) 888-4567 x37080
Fax: (519) 746-6776
email: callagha@healthy.uwaterloo.ca
Webpage: http://www.ahs.uwaterloo.ca/kin/people/JackCallaghan.html
CRC information: http://www.chairs.gc.ca/