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01-30-2008, 05:08 AM
Position: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Appointment: Tenure-track, nine-month appointment, starting September, 2008

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related
field with a particular research emphasis in obesity; record of scholarly
research; evidence of success in or strong potential for obtaining extramural
funding; demonstrated ability to teach in a higher education setting.
Preference will be given to applicants with successful post-doctoral experience;
a clear research agenda; a strategy for seeking external funding; research
experience related to obesity; an ability to work with faculty and staff in a
broad range of Kinesiology academic programs; and a commitment to teaching and
training a diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish an
independent, externally-funded research program in the area of obesity within
biomechanics, motor control, physiology or physical activity; teach
undergraduate and graduate courses related to their specialty area; guide
graduate student and post-doctoral fellow research; and actively participate in
service to professional and University organizations. Interpersonal and
communication skills that promote strong collaborations in research, teaching
and program development with established faculty within the Department, School
and University are essential. A research focus in obesity that complements and
extends existing faculty expertise is desirable.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

University Description: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a vibrant
and growing institution, committed to the enhancement of its stature as a
leading public research university. The University is located in the Pioneer
Valley region of western Massachusetts, which provides an excellent environment
for cultural and recreational activities. Amherst, the flagship campus of the
University system, is home to 19,400 undergraduate and 5,700 graduate students,
and a world-class faculty that is committed to growth in scholarship, creative
performance and production, opportunity, diversity and inclusion. The campus is
a member of the Five College Consortium and collaborates with Amherst,
Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges on many initiatives and projects.
The Amherst campus is in the second year of Amherst 250, an ambitious project to
recruit an additional 250 new faculty members over a 5-year period. Moreover, a
$560 million, five-year capital improvement plan is being implemented, including
new construction, renovations and other infrastructure enhancements. Additional
information about the campus and School of Public Health and Health Sciences is
available online at http://www.umass.edu and http://www.umass.edu/sphhs.

Department Description: The Department of Kinesiology
(http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/kinesiology/) offers an interdisciplinary approach
to the study of movement through investigation of its mechanical, neurological,
biochemical, molecular, physiological and behavioral components. The Department
currently serves ~ 400 undergraduate majors and 45 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate
students, with 11 tenure track faculty and several research faculty,
post-doctoral fellows and lecturers. Departmental research funding currently
comes from Government, Foundation and other sources including the National
Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society and the American Diabetes Association.

Application Process: Applicants should mail a letter of application, curriculum
vitae, statement of research plans and teaching philosophy, three reprints and 3
letters of recommendation to: Physiology Faculty Search, c/o Dr. Joseph Hamill,
Department of Kinesiology, Totman 23, University of Massachusetts, 30 Eastman
Lane, Amherst, MA 01003. Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled. Review of applications will begin March 15, 2008.

Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The
University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Department of Kinesiology is committed to increasing the diversity of the
faculty, student body and curriculum.