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dferris43
08-10-2010, 03:08 AM
Faculty Positions in Rehabilitation Robotics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The University of Michigan seeks to hire four Assistant Professors in the area of Rehabilitation Robotics. This is part of the University's Interdisciplinary Junior Faculty Initiative. We define Rehabilitation Robotics as the underlying science and/or development of robotic devices for improving function or mobility of individuals with physical disabilities. It includes the design and evaluation of powered devices for movement therapy (e.g. after a stroke or spinal cord injury) as well as robotic devices for chronically assisting human function (e.g. powered prosthetics and orthotics). The four faculty positions are designed to provide complementary skills and to facilitate a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment that will accelerate the development, testing, and effective utilization of such devices. We seek candidates who will provide inspiration and leadership in research and will contribute proactively to teaching and to the diversity of the academic community. The areas of specialization for the four positions and the respective units of appointment are:

Biomechanics (School of Kinesiology)
Mechatronics (Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Brain-Computer Interfaces (Department of Biomedical Engineering)
Clinical Research (Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)

Desired Qualifications: A Ph.D. and/or M.D., and post-doctoral experience in one of the four specialty areas listed above or related areas; a strong track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals; a record of innovative research; and evidence of an ability to work in collaborative research teams. For the position in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the ideal candidate would provide both research and clinical experience related to the field (e.g. physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, prosthetist, or orthotist). All hires in the Rehabilitation Robotics cluster are expected to collaborate with each other and with other faculty.
The University of Michigan consistently ranks as one of the premier public universities with top-rated Engineering, Medical, Kinesiology, Law, and Business programs. Ann Arbor is among the most attractive cities in the country to live, offering many cultural, artistic, musical, recreational and educational activities.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

How to Apply:

Applicants should provide the following materials in PDF format to http://rehabrobotics.umich.edu/

* Curriculum vita
* Statement of research and teaching interests
* Up to three representative publications
* Full names and e-mail addresses for three recommenders
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer, and is responsive to the needs of dual career families.


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Dan Ferris, Ph.D.
Human Neuromechanics Laboratory
Department of Movement Science
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neuroscience Graduate Program
University of Michigan

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ferrisdp/

mailing address:
Dan Ferris
School of Kinesiology
3158 Observatory Lodge
1402 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2013

e-mail: ferrisdp@umich.edu
phone: (734) 647-2740
fax: (734) 647-2808
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