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  • Job Announcement: Bone Research Lab Director, Oregon State Univ.


    The Department of Exercise and Sport Science, in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, is seeking experienced, dynamic, and visionary candidates for the position of Director of the Bone Research Laboratory (BRL). This internationally renowned, federally funded laboratory, founded in 1990, is recognized for its pioneering research in the area of exercise and bone health across the lifespan. Current NIH-funded research projects of the associated faculty in the BRL focus on building peak bone mass during youth and biomechanics of falls in the elderly. There is the opportunity and commitment to expand the focus of the BRL under the leadership of the new director. Faculty affiliated with the BRL have expertise in exercise physiology, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, nutrition, sports medicine, physical therapy, and gerontology. The BRL is also committed to "research to practice" through outreach programs across the state, utilizing collaborative relationships with our outstanding regional medical center and with Oregon Health and Science University.

    Responsibilities of the Director will be to build upon the interdisciplinary, extramurally funded research programs of the BRL, and to teach graduate and/or undergraduate courses in area of expertise, to mentor graduate students, to engage undergraduate students in the research process, and to provide institutional, professional and community service.

    Qualifications: Applicants should possess a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in a basic or applied science related to bone health and have a record of high-quality, peer-reviewed publications and extramural funding, and experience directing a research lab or as principle investigator of federally funded research grants. Preference will be given to those applicants with service on study sections or other national advisory bodies and university teaching experience. Evident commitment to cultural diversity and education equity and a demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity are required.

    This is a tenured or tenure-track, Full or Associate Professor-rank faculty position. An associate professor would have demonstrated achievement in scholarship and creative activity that establishes the individual as a significant contributor to the field or profession, with potential for distinction. A full professor would have distinction in scholarship, as evident in the candidate's wide recognition and significant contributions to the field or profession with an outstanding record of accomplishments sufficient to be accepted as a tenured professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences. This is a 9-month position, with the potential for additional months' salary based on external funding sources.

    Oregon State University has Carnegie Doctoral/Research - Extensive status, and is one of only ten universities in the United States to hold Land-, Sea-, and Space-Grant designation. The College of Health and Human Sciences, with approximately 2,500 students, including 250 graduate students, is dedicated to enhancing the lives, health, and environments of individuals, families, and communities through knowledge, policies, and practices. The Department of Exercise and Sport Science is one of five departments in the College, and is in the process of strategically merging with the Department of Nutrition and Food Management. Both departments are noted for strong undergraduate and graduate programs, and for the professional leadership among the faculty. Bone health is one of the signature research areas of this new department, providing unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research and collaboration across the spectrum from molecular to clinical aspects of bone health.

    Oregon State University is located in the Willamette Valley between Portland and Eugene. Ocean beaches, lakes, rivers, forest, high desert, and the rugged Cascade and Coastal mountain ranges all are within 100 miles of Corvallis. Approximately 15,500 undergraduate and 3,400 graduate students are enrolled at OSU, including 2,500 U.S. students of color and 1,200 international students. The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and provides a welcoming atmosphere with unique professional opportunities for leaders who are women and people of color. All are encouraged to apply.

    For further information, visit the Department web page at: or go to the weblink for the Bone Research Lab at

    Submit letter of application, vita, and the names and contact information of three people who can serve as references to:

    Dr. Jeff McCubbin, Associate Dean
    College of Health and Human Sciences
    Oregon State University
    WB 120
    Corvallis, OR 97331-3303

    Phone: (541) 737-5921; FAX: (541) 737-4230;

    For full consideration: May 17, 2004.
    Appointment begins September 16, 2004 (negotiable)

    Oregon State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Oregon State University has a policy of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

    Posted by:

    Mike Pavol, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Exercise & Sport Science
    Oregon State University
    202 Women's Building, Corvallis OR 97331
    (541) 737-5928

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