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zdomire91
11-12-2010, 03:36 AM
Teaching assistantships are available for M.S. students starting in the fall of 2011 at Texas Tech University.

Degree Offered:
Master of Science in Exercise Sport Sciences

Responsibilities:
Teaching assistants are expected to contribute 20 hour per week towards teaching and laboratory research.

Biomechanics Faculty:
Rhonda Boros, Ph.D., CSCS obtained her doctorate in Kinesiology from Penn State. Following her PhD, Dr. Boros served as an IREP (Integrated Rehabilitation Engineering Program) fellow funded through a joint venture between Harvard Medical School and Boston University. Dr. Boros is currently an assistant professor in the department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Zachary Domire, Ph.D. obtained his doctorate in Kinesiology from Penn State Following his PhD, Dr. Domire has held appointments at The University of Wyoming and The Mayo Clinic. Dr. Domire is currently an assistant professor in the department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences.

Current Research Topics:
1) Examination of impact and injury in sport skills and dance (e.g. landing, cutting, jumping) as related to knee joint mechanics and ACL injury especially in females; 2) Improving simulations of human movement; 3) The effects of strength training on activities of daily living in the elderly; 4) Age related changes in skeletal muscle material properties and how these changes affect the response to exercise.

Stipend:
Full Assistantship stipend is $8,600.00 for nine months. Out of state tuition waivers are available. Outstanding candidates will be nominated for an additional $3,000 per year fellowship.

Qualifications:
For admission of a student into the Biomechanics Program, the main considerations are: (a) the course background of the student (science courses, including physics, mechanics, mathematics, computer science, anatomy, physiology, etc.); (b) the student's mathematics ("quantitative") GRE score, which should be at least in the high 600's. Outstanding students from the biological and engineering sciences are encouraged to apply; (c) strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills are required.

Applications:
Please send a letter of interest (include why are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in biomechanics, what about this program interests you, your future career goals, and areas of research interest), transcript (unofficial copies are fine), GRE scores, cv/resume, a writing sample, TOEFL scores (for non-native English speaking applicants) and the names and contact information of three references to zachary.domire@ttu.edu

Letters of interest should be received as soon as possible. We will continue our search until a suitable candidate is found.

About Texas Tech and Lubbock:
Texas Tech was founded in 1923 and is home to nearly 30,000 students. The University is rapidly growing and has a planned enrollment of 40,000 students. The campus sits on 1,839 acres (7.44 km2), which makes it the second largest contiguous university campus in the United States. The campus was recently described by sports illustrated reporter, Stewart Mandel, as "one of the 10 most beautiful campuses I've seen".

Lubbock is in northwest Texas. With a population of nearly a quarter of a million people, it is the 90th largest city in the US. Lubbock has a mild semi arid climate. The state of Texas has no state income tax and Lubbock has a lower cost of living compared to other Texas cities.

For additional information please email me at zachary.domire@ttu.edu or visit the following websites.

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hess/content/students/grad/msess.php

http://www.depts.ttu.edu/gradschool/

http://www.city-data.com/city/Lubbock-Texas.html


Zachary J. Domire Ph.D.
Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Sciences
Assistant Professor in Biomechanics
Phone: (806)742-3361 ext. 229
Fax: (806)742-0877
E-mail: zachary.domire@ttu.edu