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mdonelan27
02-11-2008, 10:33 AM
Assistant Professor – Neuromechanics

The School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University invites
applications for a tenure-track position as an entry-level assistant
professor in the field of Neuromechanics to work at the interface
between biomechanics and neuroscience. We welcome applications from
candidates with a research focus involving human or other models,
particularly those aimed at linking mechanistic and applied
approaches. Research expertise may include related areas such as
functional imaging, rehabilitation engineering, muscle physiology or
behavioural motor control and may be conducted at the systems,
cellular or molecular levels. The successful candidate will have a
strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching and will be
expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to establish
a well-funded research program.

The undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Kinesiology
include core courses and elective courses in human neuromechanics.
The candidate will be expected to make a commitment to participate in
the teaching of these courses. It is envisioned that the successful
candidate will have a sufficiently broad knowledge of neuroscience and
biomechanics to be able to teach these courses in the context of
current ideas of the neural and biomechanical mechanisms underlying
movement. Our undergraduate teaching program includes concentrations
in Health and Physiological Sciences, Active Health and Rehabilitation
Kinesiology, and Human Factors/Ergonomics. The School also has well-
established graduate programs at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels, with
principal strengths in Neuromuscular Systems, Molecular and Cellular
Physiology, and Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology.

The School of Kinesiology takes a scientific approach to the study of
human structure and function and their relation to health and
movement. There are excellent research facilities available within
the School and the University. Current research in the School is
broad ranging, including behavioural, neural, biomechanical and
biomedical aspects of human motor systems. Areas of focus include
motor learning, skilled motor behaviour, control of posture, gait and
limb movement, with applications to assessment of normal and
disordered motor function, rehabilitation, neuroprosthetic design and
human-computer interaction. The School of Kinesiology has over 25
research faculty and is committed to excellence in research and
teaching in the biomedical sciences. The School is located at the
Burnaby Mountain campus of Simon Fraser University in Greater
Vancouver. It is consistently one of the top-ranked universities in
Canada. The Vancouver area is renowned as one of the most desirable
places to live and work.

The Search Committee will begin considering applications on March
24th, 2008 and will continue looking at applications until the
position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1st,
2008. Applicants should send a letter summarizing research
contributions and goals in research and teaching, curriculum vitae,
copies of three journal articles that are most representative of the
applicant’s research, and the name and contact information for three
references to: Dr. Peter Ruben, Director, School of Kinesiology,
Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6,
Canada.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes
applications from all qualified men and women, including visible
minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and
lesbians. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All
appointments are subject to funding. Please note that under the
University Act personal information that is required by the University
for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further
details see:http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html