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06-27-2008, 04:27 AM

Department of Health and Human Performance

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

Position: Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure Track)
Biomechanics/Motor Behavior. The Department of HHP at the University of
Houston is seeking a biomechanist/motor behavior specialist with
demonstrable skills in the area of human movement measurement for a
tenure-track position. The position is a 9-month appointment with Summer
school teaching optional. Effective date of appointment will be either
January or August, 2009.

Qualification: Ph.D. in biomechanics, motor learning, and control or
bioengineering with a strong interest in the measurement of human
performance as it relates to physical activity. Ability to conduct and
publish quality research. Potential to engage in cooperative research
projects with medical and governmental agencies located in Houston.
Graduate and undergraduate teaching, web/technology skills and
postdoctoral experience are desirable. Preference given to candidates
interested in conducting research on patient populations with movement
disabilities, on the role of physical activity on health, or those with
demonstrable interest in motor control problems of those working in

Responsibilities: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in
biomechanics and/or motor behavior. Train graduate students in
biomechanics and motor behavior. Develop and maintain a vigorous
scholarly research program that will facilitate acquisition of external
funding and enhance graduate student recruitment. Perform service to the
department, college, university and the profession.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Application Process: Submit a letter of Application, Curriculum vita
and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Adam Thrasher, Motor Behavior Search

Department of HHP

University of Houston

Houston, Texas 77204-60015

e-mail: AThrasher@mail.coe.uh.edu

Review of application materials will begin August 4, 2008 and continue
until the position is filled.

University Description: The University of Houston is a major urban
research institution with a focus on urban issues and problems. The
University has over 35,000 students in 13 colleges. The University of
Houston is located near the renowned Texas Medical Center and
NASA/Johnson Space Center providing faculty with a variety of
opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research. Houston is the
largest city in Texas and offers a large variety of professional,
cultural and personal opportunities.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

Professor and Chair

Department of Health and Human Performance



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