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11-07-2008, 02:51 AM
Position: Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Science with a specialization in Exercise Physiology. Tenure Track.
Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Exercise Physiology or related field with an emphasis in Muscle Physiology by August 2009 is required. A focused research agenda including a track record of seeking/obtaining external funding and a strong publication record are desired. The successful applicant should have extensive training in muscle physiology and a focused research agenda pertaining to human skeletal muscle physiology as related to aging, disease, fitness and/or performance, with a particular emphasis on cellular/molecular and biochemical mechanisms. Viable candidates for the position are expected to have had demonstrable positive instructional experiences, a strong commitment to serving the profession, and an inclination to collaborate with faculty within the department, as well as with other professionals in the biomedical research and/or clinical settings.
Responsibilities: The appointee will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to exercise physiology, performance/fitness/physiological assessments, strength and conditioning, and/or research methods, as well as develop and deliver graduate elective courses in the area of expertise. The appointee will also chair and serve on thesis committees; supervise students conducting internships; participate in curriculum development; seek and obtain extramural funding; conduct and publish research in a focused area; engage in scholarly activities; establish collaborative partnerships with the medical community, public and/or private sector community agencies, and other units on campus; and, serve the university community. A proposed Ph.D. program in Health and Sport Science is currently under consideration at the state level. If implemented, the successful candidate would be expected to be integrally involved in the delivery of that program.
Facilities: The position includes directorship of a dedicated and established Exercise Biochemistry laboratory (1,250 sq.ft.). Current major equipment includes refrigeration units (-20 and -80 freezers), refrigerated centrifuge, microplate and cuvette spectrophotometers, SDS-PAGE, biopsy equipment, cryotome, microscopes, and basic biochemistry equipment. Start-up funds are available and are commensurate with external funding potential.
Setting: The University of Memphis, a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as one of two public research universities and only community engaged public university in Tennessee. It has six colleges and three professional schools serving a diverse population of nearly 21,000 students, 5,000 of whom are enrolled in graduate programs. The University is strongly committed to its urban mission and outreach programs, and recognizes the diverse and integrated role played by faculty and administration in fulfilling a comprehensive mission of research, education, and community service. The College of Education is fully accredited by NCATE and is a member of the Holmes Partnership. The Department of Health and Sport Sciences, one of four departments in the college, can be visited online at http://coe.memphis.edu/hss.
Salary and Beginning Date: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The position is a nine-month appointment with excellent opportunities for summer research and/or teaching being optional. The anticipated date of appointment is August 24, 2009. The University offers an excellent benefits package, including healthcare and retirement. The state of TN currently has no state income tax and the Memphis area has a very reasonable cost of living.
Application: The review of completed applications will begin January 8, 2009, and may continue until the position is filled. Applications are to be submitted electronically at https://workforum.memphis.edu. Applicants are required to upload (1) detailed statement indicating qualifications for the position, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) name, address, telephone numbers, and email address of four references. Applicants will receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received. Address inquiries to Dr. Lawrence Weiss, Committee Chair, at lweiss@memphis.edu, telephone 901-678-4648.

Brian Schilling, PhD
Exercise Neuromechanics Laboratory Director
Assistant Professor, The University of Memphis
College of Education :: The Exercise Neuromechanics Laboratory
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