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Andy Lapham
01-16-1995, 03:32 AM
There follows a job posting on behalf of Prof. Roger Bartlett
at Manchester Metropolitan University.

PLEASE do not direct any enquiries concerning this post to
this email address. Contact Roger Bartlett direct as detailed in
the text below - he currently does not have an email address.


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THE MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
CREWE+ALSAGER FACULTY
DIVISION OF SPORT SCIENCE

READERSHIP
IN
SPORT AND EXERCISE BIOMECHANICS

The Division of Sport Science at the Crewe+Alsager Faculty of
the Manchester Metropolitan University, England, obtained one
of the highest quality ratings in the 1992 HEFC Research
Assessment Exercise. As a result, the University is continuing
to support an expansion of the research activities of the
Division. The following permanent full-time research post has
now been approved for appointment as soon as possible.

Reader in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate will possess a PhD and have a range
of postdoctoral research experience which will have led to
publications in peer refereed journals and successful research
grant applications. The person will have supervised and
examined at postgraduate level and have the personal skills to
lead a research team comprising both experienced and
inexperienced individuals. The person appointed will have
teaching skills and the desire to integrate biomechanics research
with undergraduate teaching. It is vital that the successful
candidate has the ability to enhance the profile of the
University by operating effectively with other members of staff
from different disciplines. The ability to lead a research team
is also essential.

The appointment will be made at the appropriate point on the
Principal Lecturer Scale, in the range 24,804 to 31,188 per
annum. A Faculty research studentship is available, on
appointment, to support the research of the Reader.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact
Professor Roger Bartlett on 0161 247 5478 or for an
application form and further particulars, returnable by 3
February 1995, please send an A4 self-addressed envelope
marked with the appropriate reference HJ0053 to the Personnel
Office, The Manchester Metropolitan University,
Crewe+Alsager Faculty, Crewe Green Road, Crewe, Cheshire
CW1 1DU.

Outline of the Post

The successful candidate will be expected to act as the
Biomechanics Research Team Leader. Such a position carries
responsibility for standards and developments within the
Biomechanics Research Team, which comprises four teaching
staff, three dedicated research staff and currently three full-time
research students and several part-time research students. The
person would operate within the structure provided by the
Division's Research Strategy which envisages biomechanics
making significant contributions to the following areas:

i. biomechanical analysis and modelling of sports motions, and
ii. biomechanics of injury in sport and exercise

Current members of the biomechanics research team are
involved in many areas of sport and exercise biomechanics.
These include performance and injury aspects of able-bodied
and disabled sports persons, modelling of sports movements,
finite element modelling of tissue stress and biomechanics and
bioengineering of normal and disabled gait and other
movements.

The Reader will be expected to make a significant contribution
to the Division's submission to the next Research Assessment
Exercise through his/her existing research publications and
profile. The Reader will be expected to publish high quality
papers in peer refereed journals, facilitate the progress of
postgraduate research students toward successful degree
completions and generate external income to support research
developments. There is an expectation that the Reader will
further develop links between the Biomechanics Research
Team and the Division's undergraduate courses. A
contribution to teaching is expected, typically no more than 180
hours per annum, with a brief to integrate research into
teaching and to guide postgraduate and undergraduate students
towards good quality group or individual research projects.


The Division of Sport Science

The Division of Sport Science has an international reputation
in Sport Science. The staffing base of the Division (teaching
and research) is 34 full-time plus 8 part-time. These are
supported by 7 administrative and 9 technical staff. The
Division currently has 24 full-time and part-time post-graduate
research students. Members of the Division are actively
engaged in fundamental and applied research into
biomechanical, physiological, psychological and
multi-disciplinary aspects of sport and exercise science and
physical education.

The biomechanics laboratory is one of the largest and best
equipped in the UK, with excellent software support, and
including high speed cine cameras, cine projection and
digitising equipment, a four camera 100 Hz ELITE on-line
motion analysis system, Kistler force platform, EMED insole
system, MIE 8 Channel EMG and piezo-electric accelerometers
plus a great deal of video and other supporting equipment. The
research team building houses Silicon Graphics Indigo 2 and
Iris Indy workstations, used for the team's modelling research,
and running ADAMS and ANSYS software. Plans are
presently being finalised for relocation of the biomechanics and
other laboratories to be adjacent to a new, 500 square metre,
indoor data collection area and a new sports hall is also
scheduled.

In addition to its research activities, the Division has a taught
Master's degree programme in Sport Injury and Therapy. The
BSc Honours degree in Sport Science has a top quality rating
for its teaching, which is reflected in the experience of
students. The Division also has Bachelor degrees in Physt and
Recreation. The Alsager campus provides a very pleasant,
semi-rural working environment in easy reach of major centres
of cultural and recreational activity.