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07-28-2008, 12:29 AM
Department of Kinesiology

School of Public Health

University of Maryland, College Park, USA

Assistant Professor, Occupational Biomechanics

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland-College
Park (www.sph.umd.edu/KNES/) is seeking a faculty member with
expertise in occupational biomechanics. This position offers an
excellent opportunity to join a dynamic faculty of Kinesiology which
is among the best departments in the field (PhD program ranked 3rd
nationally). This is an interdisciplinary departmental environment in
which collaborations within the department, school, and campus
programs are expected and encouraged. The Department of Kinesiology is
uniquely positioned to develop outreach and partnership efforts in
conjunction with the other departmental faculty and those in the
School of Public Health and the Department of Bioengineering.

Qualifications: Doctorate in biomechanics with an emphasis on human
factors and ergonomics in workplaces, schools, and/or homes, evidence
of a sustainable and focused research program, evidence of a
productive publication history, and strong potential to attract
significant extramural funding. Post-doctoral experience desirable.
The candidate’s research should be consistent with the goals of a
department of Kinesiology and a School of Public Health

Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a nationally recognized program
of original research, including collaborative activities with current
faculty. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s
area of expertise that complement existing curricular offerings.
Develop and maintain an externally funded research program.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

Location: College Park is ideally situated between metropolitan
Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. This area offers unique
opportunities for collaborative activities with federal laboratories
and agencies as well as a number of other research universities.

Appointment: 9 month tenure-track appointment to begin on August 23,
2009, although an earlier start date is possible.

Closing Date: Reviewing application materials will begin October 20,
2008. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

Application: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research
focus including current and planned research activities, copies of
selected research/scholarly articles, and the names and contact
information (telephone and e-mail) of 3 references to Ms Irene Hruzd.
Please address any questions regarding the position to Dr. John Jeka,
Search Committee Chair (email: jjeka@umd.edu phone: 301.405.2512) or
Dr. Jae Shim (email: jkshim@umd.edu phone: 301.405.2492).

All materials should be directed to:

Ms. Irene Hruzd

Department of Kinesiology

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742-2611

Phone: 301.405.2453 Fax:301.405.5578 E-Mail: ihruzd@umd.edu



Jae Kun Shim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology/ Department of Bioengineering/ Neuroscience
and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program
University of Maryland, College Park
0110F SPH Building, College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301.405.2492, Fax: 301.405.5578, Email: jkshim@umd.edu, Web: http://www.wam.umd.edu/~jkshim