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    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
    110 SPHC-UMD
    10 University Dr
    Duluth, MN 55812
    FAX: 218-726-6243

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