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    The University of Tennessee

    College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

    Knoxville, Tennessee


    Position: Assistant Professor of Safety with Department of Health and Exercise Science

    (nine month tenure-track position beginning August 1, 2003).

    Qualifications: Required - Earned doctorate in safety, human factors engineering or a related health discipline; interest in teaching and advising; evidence of scholarly productivity in the field of safety; and commitment to obtaining extramural support for research.

    Desired - A research focus on injury prevention and assessment with regard to health protection of special populations (special needs groups, adolescents, high-risk workers, athletes); and interest in intervention-oriented measurement studies associated with injury prevention and/or biomedical engineering.

    Responsibilities: Teach a variety of safety and health protection related courses included in the M.S. in Safety Program. Individual will advise majors and direct graduate student research; conduct and publish research; and engage in grant writing. The individual filling this position will be expected to participate in research, service and training programs of the Safety Center.

    University: Designated a Carnegie I research university, The University of Tennessee is the oldest, and most comprehensive institution of higher education in Tennessee. Academic programs on the Knoxville campus enroll approximately 20,000 undergraduate students and nearly 5,500 graduate students. Detailed information about the University of Tennessee may be obtained by visiting the Web site:

    Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Application: Review of applications will begin March 24, 2003 and continue until position is filled. Submit letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications of the applicant as stated in the position announcement, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to:

    Chair, Safety Search Committee

    Department of Health and Exercise Science

    The University of Tennessee

    1914 Andy Holt Avenue

    Knoxville, TN 37996-2710

    865-974-5041 (office) 865-974-6439 (fax)

    The University of Tennessee does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in provision of educational programs and services or employment opportunities and benefits. This policy extends both to employment by and admission to the University.

    The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or disability in its education programs and activities, pursuant to requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.

    Inquiries and charges of violations concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, ADA or the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED); 1840 Melrose Terrace Avenue; Knoxville, TN 37996-3560; or telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Human Resources, 600 Henley Street, Knoxville, TN 37996-4125.

    Songning Zhang, Ph.D. & Director
    Biomechanics/Sports Medicine Lab
    Department of Health and Exercise Science
    College of Education, Health and Human Sciences
    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    341 HPER
    1914 Andy Holt Avenue
    Knoxville, TN 37996-2700
    (865)974-4716 (Voice)
    (865)974-8981 (FAX)

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