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    Newly created,12-month Health Professions appointment, with opportunity to
    make application for tenure. Generous benefits package.

    Qualifications: 1) Earned academic doctorate degree required; 2) Strong
    potential to obtain external funding for research; 3)Postdoctoral training
    and teaching experience are desirable.

    Responsibilities: 1) Primary responsibilities are to seek external funding
    and conduct research broadly relevant to physical therapy; 2) Teaching
    responsibilities are negotiable and based on applicant's expertise; 3)
    Other responsibilities include service to the university, community, and

    Professional Environment:
    University: The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is an
    academic health sciences center, with Colleges of Medicine, Nursing,
    Pharmacy, and Dentistry. Campus research strengths are in areas of
    transplantation, cancer, genetics, and neuroscience. The mission of UNMC
    is to improve the health of Nebraska through premier educational programs,
    innovative research, the highest quality patient care, and outreach to
    underserved populations. UNMC's research funding from external sources has
    increased to $50.8 million annually, representing a 23 percent increase in
    funding over last year's $41.3 million total.
    Program: The Division of Physical Therapy Education is an
    educational unit within the College of Medicine. The mission of the
    Division is to educate entry-level generalist practitioners. We recently
    implemented a new curriculum leading to the clinical degree, Doctor of
    Physical Therapy (DPT). The faculty is dedicated to the promotion of
    evidence-based clinical practice. To that end, we are seeking to fill a
    new faculty position with an individual whose research will contribute to
    such evidence.
    The program has been accredited for its entire 30-year history. Detailed
    information about the program is available at
    Research: Applicants will be considered whose research involves
    physiological mechanisms of movement or exercise, health behaviors,
    development of measurement or diagnostic tools, or the effectiveness of
    rehabilitation and exercise interventions.
    Members of this program value collaboration in both research and teaching
    efforts. Collaborative research opportunities exist within the program and
    across campus. Recent research efforts within the department have been in
    the general areas of motor control (muscle activation patterns, kinematics,
    and kinetics of balance and jumping tasks) and exercise physiology (energy
    expenditure, changes in health behavior, and changes in immunological
    measures). Recent research projects have involved various subject
    populations: healthy individuals of all ages, and individuals with
    Alzheimer's disease, cerebral palsy, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple
    sclerosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sleep apnea, or anterior
    cruciate ligament injuries.
    Facilities: The program is housed in the Student Life Center
    (constructed in 1995), which contains program offices, laboratories,
    classrooms, the campus fitness facility, and the Clinical Movement Science
    Laboratory (CMSL). The CMSL is equipped with multi-channel EMG and motion
    analysis systems, force platforms, computerized dynamic posturography,
    treadmills and metabolic gas analysis equipment.

    Application Process: Review of applications will begin December 2002. The
    position will remain open until filled. Send letter of application
    addressing qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and the
    names and addresses of three professional references to: Amy E. Tyler,
    PhD, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Division of Physical Therapy
    Education, 984420 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-4420. You may
    also contact Dr. Tyler by email:
    EE0/Affirmative Action. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    Amy E. Tyler, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Division of Physical Therapy Education
    University of Nebraska Medical Center
    984420 Nebraska Medical Center
    Omaha, NE 68198-4420

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