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04-28-2009, 10:18 AM
Assistant Professor – Motor Systems Physiology
Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Faculty of Science
Simon Fraser University

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon
Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position as
an entry-level assistant professor in the field of Motor Systems
Physiology. Research expertise may include areas such as
neuromechanics, motor control, movement neuroscience, neuro-
rehabilitation, motor learning, movement disorders, computational
neuroscience, and biomechanics. Research may be conducted at the
systems, cellular or molecular levels, and applications are welcome
from candidates with a research focus involving human or other animal
models. 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 Department include core
and elective courses in human physiology. The successful candidate
will make a commitment to the teaching of these courses. It is
envisioned that the successful candidate will have a sufficiently
broad knowledge of motor systems and be able to teach courses in the
context of current ideas of the physiological mechanisms underlying
movement. Our undergraduate teaching program includes concentrations
in Biomedical Physiology as well as Kinesiology. We have graduate
streams in Neuromechanics, Cardiac Physiology, Chronic Disease, and
Environmental Physiology, with training at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and 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 Department and the University. Current
research in the Department is broad ranging, including neural,
biomechanical, behavioural, and biomedical aspects of 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,
and neuroprosthetic design. The Department has over 25 research
faculty and is committed to excellence in research and teaching in the
biomedical sciences. Our faculty collaborate with Engineering Science
through the Biomedical Engineering Program, and with Psychology
through the joint major in Behavioural Neuroscience. Simon Fraser
University is consistently ranked as one of the top comprehensive
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 July 1st,
2009, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated
start date is January 1st, 2010. 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, Chair,
Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser
University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada.

Simon Fraser University welcomes diversity in the workplace, and
encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including
visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.
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