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12-04-2007, 09:43 AM
To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing to announce the opening of a new tenure-track faculty
position at Michigan Technological University in the Department of
Exercise Science, Health, and Physical Education. We are seeking
candidates with a background in biomechanics research and instruction to
expand our growing department. The ideal candidate would be a
postdoctoral fellow with research and instructional experience in the
field of biomechanics and/or kinesiology or a motivated senior graduate
student in these fields. Candidates should be interested in continuing a
career in academic research and education. Women and underrepresented
minorities are encouraged to apply. For further details, please see the
attached advertisement, also published in The Chronicles of Higher
Education and at HighEdJobs.com.

If you know of anyone in your program that meets these criteria and would
be interested in the position, please forward this email and attached
advertisement to them. Michigan Technological University (Houghton, MI)
is located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan and is near the
shores of Lake Superior.

Advertisement Text:

Assistant Professor – Exercise Science

Michigan Technological University is accepting applications for a
tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Exercise
Science, Health and Physical Education. Applicants in all fields of
exercise science/kinesiology will be considered, but the department is
particularly interested in applicants with interests and experience in the
areas of biomechanics, neuromuscular physiology, or motor neuroscience.
Expected start date for this position is August 18, 2008 (pending final
budgetary approval).

Responsibilities/Qualifications: Candidates must have an earned doctorate
in Exercise Science or related field. Teaching responsibilities include
courses in Foundations of Kinesiology, Biomechanics of Human Movement, and
other exercise science courses. Typical teaching load is two courses per
semester. A successful candidate must not only demonstrate evidence of
quality teaching, but must also demonstrate a clearly defined research
program. Candidates will be expected to develop a vigorous,
externally-funded research program which will support graduate students
and lead to high-impact journal publications. Research may encompass
cellular/molecular and/or systems approach. Candidates are expected to
engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service
activities. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Michigan Tech is one of four major research universities in the state and
is located in the heart of Upper Michigan’s scenic Keweenaw Peninsula.
This rural area is known for abundant snowfall, beautiful summers, and
outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. In addition, the
University maintains its own downhill ski facility, a nationally
recognized cross-country ski trail system, and a golf course. The
Department of Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education is one of
Michigan Tech’s newest department, home to over 50 majors in just its
second year of existence. For more information about the Department, visit

Application instructions: Review of applications will begin Jan 8, 2008
and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should send a
letter of interest, curriculum vita, statements of teaching and research
philosophies, and names/contact information for at least 3 references to:

Dr. Jason R. Carter, Chair
Dept of Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931

At Michigan Technological University, Sustainability informs research at a
university-wide scale. Candidates who are also interested in research that
fits within the theme of “Sustainability” should send a separate
application for one of the ten growth positions in that
area as described at www.mtu.edu/sfhi.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational
Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.


-Erich Ottem

Erich N. Ottem, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Exercise Science, Health and Physical Education Department
Michigan Technological University
Student Development Complex, MacInnes Drive
Houghton, MI 49931