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10-09-2009, 08:14 AM
The University of Texas at Tyler invites applications for a tenure-track
assistant or associate professor position in the area of biomechanics in
the Department of Health and Kinesiology. Review of applications is
ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

Responsibilities/Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in
biomechanics and anatomical kinesiology, and perhaps other related areas;
establish an externally funded research program; and serve the University,
profession and community.

Required Qualifications: Terminal degree in biomechanics, biomechanical or
mechanical engineering with a concentration in musculoskeletal
biomechanics, or a closely related field; experience and expertise with
relevant instrumentation; excellent written, oral and interpersonal
skills; willingness and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively
with departmental colleagues, and with faculty and other professionals in
other disciplines within and outside of UT Tyler, including engineers,
physical scientists and physicians.

Desired qualifications: Experience with college-level teaching and
scholarly writing; high potential for independent research and external
funding of research; experience with and skills in grant-writing. Active,
funded research program and multiple publications in peer-reviewed
journals required for appointment as associate professor.

General Information: The Department of Health and Kinesiology, within the
College of Nursing and Health Sciences, offers three undergraduate and
three master’s degrees: B.S.-Health Studies, B.S.-Kinesiology, B.A.-Health
and Kinesiology, M.Ed.-Health and Kinesiology, M.S.-Clinical Exercise
Physiology, and M.S.-Kinesiology. A M.S. Degree in Health Studies has been
proposed. The Department currently has nine full-time faculty; this vacant
position represents the tenth. Enrollment in Department degree programs
has been increasing rapidly over the past 5-6 years. The Department is
housed in the Jean Lancaster Academic Wing of the beautiful Herrington
Patriot Center, which was completed in 2003.

UT Tyler is one of 15 components of The University of Texas System.
Another component, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler
(UTHSCT), a clinical and research institution, is also located in Tyler.
UT Tyler faculty have many opportunities for collaboration in research
with faculty at other components of the UT System, especially the UTHSCT,
and via the recently established Center for Research and Economic
Development. Tyler (population ca. 85,000) is located in northeast Texas,
about 90 miles east of Dallas, an area known for its lakes, rolling hills,
piney woods and beautiful flowers. UT Tyler, with just over 6,000
students, is in an exciting period of transition, changing in recent years
from an upper-division and master's degree-granting university for
commuter students to a comprehensive, more traditional university. The
first doctoral program started in fall 2008.

Starting Date: August 2010.

Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. A nine-month
contract is standard. Additional summer employment is probable.

Application: To apply, submit (1) cover letter that addresses
qualifications and professional goals; (2) a research plan; (3) curriculum
vitae; and (4) list of three professional references, with current
position and contact information for each, to Chair, Kinesiology Search
Committee, Department of Health and Kinesiology, The University of Texas
at Tyler, 3900 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75799.

Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful
applicant must be able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the United
States. This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education
Code Section 51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal
history record information. The University of Texas is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

James A. Schwane, Ph.D., FACSM
Professor, Department of Health and Kinesiology
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799
FAX: 903-566-7065