Position Announcement
Assistant Professor - Instructor
Human Biomechanics

Faculty Responsibilities
The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation is seeking to
fill a full-time, 9-month, tenure track faculty position at the rank of
assistant professor or instructor in the Physical Education and Exercise
Science degree programs. The individual accepting this position will have
responsibility for teaching courses to undergraduate majors in these degree
programs and the Coaching Minor, as well as conducting and publishing
research, performing academic advisement, and being involved in
professional service to the department, college, university, and to
professional organizations. There is also a limited amount of graduate
teaching associated with the position. Individuals seeking to become
involved with collaborative research on winter sports with other faculty
members are encouraged to apply.

The essential qualifications for appointment at the rank of assistant
professor are: (1) an earned doctorate degree in human biomechanics,
physical education, exercise science, physical therapy, athletic training,
or a closely related clinical area. Applicant's meeting all other essential
or desired qualifications that have earned a master's degree and that have
completed all doctoral requirements with the exception that they are "ABD"
may apply and if successful be appointed at the rank of instructor. If
appointed at the rank of instructor, all terminal degree requirements must
be completed by one year from the date of the initial appointment. (2) A
doctoral dissertation or record of reviewed publication which is centered
in topics normally associated with human biomechanics (kinetics,
kinematics, statics, etc). (3) A record of one quarter/semester teaching
experience that demonstrates ability to teach and assigned responsibility
for teaching a lecture based, theory course in human biomechanics or a
closely related area that is a part of a professional or pre-professional
degree program. (4) Experience, academic preparation and ability to teach
in other areas of the exercise science and physical education curricula
that utilize expertise in human biomechanics and/or functional/clinical
aspects of human biomechanics and human anatomy, (5) involvement with
recognized professional associations or organizations that focus on human
biomechanics or closely related areas, (6) experience in or willingness to
learn to perform academic advisement for undergraduate majors in physical
education and exercise science. The desired qualifications for assistant
professor are as above with the addition of the following: (1) N.A.T.A.,
A.C.S.M., N.S.C.A., and/or P.T.R. certification, and/or (2) a record of
research focusing on performance in winter sports.

The University:
The University of Minnesota Duluth is a comprehensive regional university
of 7000 students located at the western end of Lake Superior, 150 miles
north of Minneapolis. The campus has 70 majors and offers graduate programs
in 17 areas. The Department of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation,
is one of five departments in the College of Education and Human Service
Professions. The Department offers B.A.S. degrees in four areas: health
education, physical education, exercise science, and recreation, and a
minor in coaching. There are 10 full time or tenure track faculty and 35
part-time faculty serving 410 majors.

Application Process:
Review of completed applications will begin on April 8, 2000 and continue
until the position is filled. The starting date is September 1, 2000. The
salary is competitive and commensurate with the record of achievement and
qualifications of the candidate receiving the offer. Candidates should
submit a letter addressing their interests, experiences, accomplishments
and unique qualifications that relate to the position. Send the application
letter, a copy of the current resume, a record of teaching responsibility
and evaluation of teaching, a record of related research completed, as well
as the names and addresses of three current references who can address your
qualifications for the position. Completed applications must be submitted
to John Keener, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, 110 Sports and Health
Center, University of Minnesota Duluth, 10 University Drive, Duluth, MN

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without
regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital
status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual


John Keener
10 University Dr
Duluth, MN 55812
FAX: 218-726-6243
email: jkeener@d.umn.edu

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