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    Brigham Young University
    Department of Exercise Sciences

    The Department of Exercise Sciences in the College of Health and Human
    Performance is seeking applications from qualified individuals to fill a
    permanent (continuing status) track faculty position in Exercise Science to
    teach Biomechanics. The Department of Exercise Sciences has undergraduate
    majors in Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Fitness and Lifestyle
    Management, and Pedagogy. Undergraduate coursework in biomechanics is
    taught in all four majors. Masters and Doctoral degrees are offered in
    Athletic Training, Exercise Science with emphases in Exercise Physiology,
    Health Promotion, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Pedagogy.

    A 10,000 sq. ft. Human Performance Research Center (HPRC) is the home of
    five teaching and research laboratories available to conduct applied and
    basic individual and collaborative research. The HPRC includes exercise
    physiology, exercise biochemistry, body composition, biomechanics, and
    therapeutic modalities labs. The 1800 square foot biomechanics lab contains
    a six-camera Motion Analysis video system, Peak Performance motion analysis
    system, two AMTI force plates, BioSys EMG system, Biodex System 3
    isokinetic dynamometer, and a BioPac EMG System. Current research in the
    Biomechanics Lab includes injury rehabilitation, movement dysfunction,
    exercise adaptation, and sport biomechanics. ABD applicants will be

    -Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in biomechanics.
    -Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students in the department.
    -Serve, when appointed, on department, college and/or university committees.
    -Conduct and publish research in area(s) of specialization and seek external

    Desired Qualifications
    -Earned doctorate degree with an emphasis in biomechanics.
    -Record of (or potential for) published research and external funding.
    -Ability to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students
    -Abilities in computer programming (e.g., Visual Basic, C#, etc...), EMG
    (fine-wire and/or surface electrode), and tissue mechanics.
    -Involvement in national and regional professional organizations.

    Salary and Rank
    -Commensurate with qualifications and experience

    How to Apply
    Submit 1) letter of application, 2) BYU employment application (found online
    at, 3) vita (including any other areas of expertise),
    4) statement of research interests, and 5) a list of three to five names of
    individuals (with mailing and email addresses, phone and fax numbers) who
    may be contacted for letters of reference to:

    Dr. Ruel Barker, Chair,
    Brigham Young University
    Department of Exercise Sciences, 106 SFH
    Provo, UT 84602

    Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin 4 January 2005.
    Applications will be accepted until vacancy is filled.

    Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, is sponsored by The
    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) and requires observance of
    Church standards. Preference is given to LDS applicants.

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