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09-24-2008, 03:39 AM
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Neuromotor Control
Department of Movement Science
Division of Kinesiology
University of Michigan

The Movement Science Department at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in the area of neuromotor control. Scholars who can complement existing faculty strengths in lifespan and/or rehabilitation issues related to human movement are encouraged to apply. Current research includes motor learning in older adults and in Parkinson's Disease, developmental neuromotor control in spina bifida, Down syndrome and autism, and upper limb motor control and rehabilitation in cerebral palsy and stroke.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in Kinesiology/Movement Science or a related field (e.g. Rehabilitation Science, Physical Therapy, Neuroscience). Post-doctoral training is considered an asset. A productive publication history in high quality, peer-reviewed journals and demonstrated potential to secure competitive, extramural research funding are required. Experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of motor control is highly desirable. Applications demonstrating prior research experience involving individuals with neurological conditions affecting motor function are strongly encouraged.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an externally funded research program in the area of neuromotor control/development, contribute to undergraduate and graduate instruction through teaching and course development, mentor doctoral students, and contribute to the growth of an internationally recognized program focused on motor function and rehabilitation. Opportunities exist to collaborate with several departments and research centers including but not limited to Biomedical Engineering, Psychology, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Institute of Gerontology and the Center for Human Growth and Development.

Movement Science is a department within the Division of Kinesiology. Kinesiology is one of 19 degree granting academic units on the University of Michigan campus with 25 tenure-line faculty and nearly 850 students. Undergraduate majors include Movement Science, Athletic Training, Sport Management, and Physical Education.

Evaluation of applications will begin November 1, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred start date for this position is September, 2009. Applicants should submit a letter of interest outlining their research and scholarship, teaching interests at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, curriculum vita, three publications in electronic format, and the names and contact information of three academic references to Marsha Lewis (mhlewis@umich.edu). For further information about the position, please contact the search committee co-chairs: Susan Brown, PhD (shcb@umich.edu) or Rachael Seidler, PhD (rseidler@umich.edu).

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer. Women and minorities are strongly urged to apply.

Rachael D. Seidler, PhD
University of Michigan
Department of Psychology,
Division of Kinesiology,
Neuroscience Program,
& Institute of Gerontology
401 Washtenaw Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2214
Phone: 734-615-6224
Lab Phone: 734-764-8186
Fax: 734-936-1925
Email: rseidler@umich.edu

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