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Kj Fairchild
04-01-1997, 10:10 PM
University of Oregon
College of Arts and Sciences

Position Announcement
Human Biology
(Creating pool from which up to 2 biomechanists could be hired)

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor, non-tenure track. Appointment begins
September 16, 1997. The best qualified candidate with expertise in
biomechanics will be considered.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: This position fills important existing
undergraduate and graduate instructional needs in biomechanics, and
contributes to the broader focuses of the department which includes
preventive and rehabilitative medicine. Candidates who can provide clinical
expertise to majors seeking careers in the health sciences are especially
encouraged to apply.Earned doctoral degree with specialization in
biomechanics. Postdoctoral experience preferred. The appointee will be
expected to have sufficient expertise to teach undergraduate and graduate
courses in biomechanics. The development of an independent research program
that is competitive for extramural funding is encouraged. The department is
seeking a biomechanist with a mechanics and/or bioengineering background
with training and expertise in orthopedics, rehabilitation, ergonomics/human
factors, and/or modeling. Other responsibilities include supervision of
student research, including advising master's theses and doctoral
dissertations, academic counseling of undergraduate and graduate students,
service on faculty committees, and other duties as appropriate.

General Information: The Department of Exercise and Movement Science (EMS)
offers a cross-disciplinary undergraduate degree which emphasizes the
development of students interested in pursuing medicine and health science
careers. The degree program consists of courses in exercise science with
supporting coursework in the biological, physical, and social sciences.
Graduates in EMS seek positions in medicine, physical therapy, nursing,
dentistry and other health sciences, and research/teaching at the university

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applications: Direct phone or e-mail inquiries to (541)346-4337, or
kjf@oregon.uoregon.edu. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae,
samples of scholarly work, and 3 letters of reference to: Biomechanics
Search, Dr. Marjorie Woollacott, Search Committee Chair, Department of
Exercise and Movement Science, 1240 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1240.

Deadline: Initial screening of applications will begin April 30, 1997, and
the search will continue until a suitable candidate is selected. To insure
full consideration of an application, we recommend that materials be
received by April 30, 1997.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.