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    The University Park campus of The Pennsylvania State University invites
    responses to a national search for a Director of the newly expanded Noll
    Research Center. The Noll Research Center is an exciting new initiative,
    combining and capitalizing on the strengths of two distinguished centers
    Noll Laboratory and the Center for Locomotion Studies (CELOS) and
    additional faculty investigators sharing the same research mission. The
    mission of the NEW center is to be a world-class, multidisciplinary center
    of research excellence dedicated to investigating the complex interactions
    between mobility, physical activity and health. Current Noll Research
    Center scientists pursue a research agenda focusing on cardiovascular
    health and disease and neuromuscular and musculoskeletal health and
    disease, including metabolic approaches. Within each of these areas, Noll
    scientists will engage in research at multiple levels of scientific
    inquiry, including improving our understanding of the basic mechanisms that
    underlie the conditions being studied, the consequences of these conditions
    for health and well-being, and the development of effective activity-based
    intervention strategies for maintaining or improving health.

    The director of the Noll Research Center will coordinate and manage the
    daily operations of the center through direct interactions with individual
    investigators. The successful candidate will be a distinguished senior
    scholar with a distinguished record of extramural funding who, building on
    the strong tradition and national reputations of Noll and CELOS, has the
    vision and leadership to shape an exciting new enterprise which expands
    that reputation and fosters and facilitates world-class research at Penn
    State. We seek a director who will exert leadership in developing a broad
    portfolio of research beyond his or her own interests, including center and
    program project grants; assemble and lead teams of distinguished
    researchers; and excite and motivate a wide range of scholars to join in
    building the center.

    The academic rank of the appointment is Professor with tenure in the
    Department of Kinesiology or other appropriate academic unit in the College
    of Health and Human Development ( Currently,
    15-20 faculty members are faculty or faculty affiliates of the center.
    Their interests cover a wide scope of topics central to the mission of the
    Center. The total research portfolio of integral faculty for 2002 is
    approximately $3,200,000. Several web sites provide more information about
    current faculty interests, including:,

    Founded in 1855, Penn State is Pennsylvania's only land grant university
    and has a broad mission of teaching, research and public service. It
    enrolls approximately 80,000 students at 24 campus locations statewide, and
    offers instruction in more than 160 baccalaureate and 150 graduate
    programs. The University Park campus, with an enrollment of some 41,000
    students, is Penn State's administrative and research hub. The campus is
    located in central Pennsylvania, adjacent to the community of State
    College, which enjoys high rankings for cultural opportunities, local
    schools, and quality of life. Other Penn State campuses, including the
    College of Medicine at the Hershey Medical Center and the Dickinson School
    of Law in Carlisle, play a vital role in the University's overall mission.
    The University is dedicated to the integration of teaching, research, and
    service, and to the attainment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Penn State
    has established a Dual Career Office to support and assist dual career
    couples moving to the university. For more information about the
    university, visit the web site:

    Direct inquiries to Dr. W. Larry Kenney, chair of the search committee, at
    (814) 863-1672, or by email at W7K@PSU.EDU. Applications should include a
    cover letter describing interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae,
    and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three
    references. All applications will be held in confidence until finalists are
    invited to the University Park campus. References will not be contacted
    without the consent of the candidate. Review of applications will begin
    January 15th, and will continue until the position is filled. Send
    applications to:
    Chair, Search Committee for Director, Noll Research Center
    Attention: Sharon Nyman
    College of Health and Human Development
    201 Henderson Building
    University Park, PA 16802

    Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the
    diversity of its workforce.

    Philip E. Martin, Ph.D.
    Penn State University
    Department of Kinesiology
    146 Recreation Building
    University Park, PA 16802
    Ph: (814) 863-1163 Fax: (814) 863-7360

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