Position Announcement

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Human Movement Neuroscience
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta,
Edmonton, Alberta invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the
Human Neurophysiology Laboratory (start date to be determined).

The successful applicant will possess a PhD in an area related to the neural
control of human movement. This individual will participate in a research
program designed to address questions related to: 1) roles for sensory
feedback in the control of movement; 2) neural control of motor unit
discharge; 3) contributions from the motor cortex to movement control; and 4)
functional electrical stimulation of human muscle.

The appointment will be for two years. The successful candidate will be
expected to teach one course per year but the primary focus will be on
research activities including initiating research projects, grant writing, and
manuscript preparation.

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation serves approximately 950
undergraduate and graduate students, and offers several degree programs: BPE,
BA (Recreation, Sport, & Tourism), BSc Kinesiology, MSc, MA, and PhD. The
University of Alberta is home to the Centre for Neuroscience, an
interdisciplinary group conducting research across a broad range of the
neurosciences. This group is particularly strong in motor control neuroscience
and includes scientists studying the neural mechanisms of movement and
rehabilitation. Further information about the University of Alberta and the
Faculty may be obtained from http://www.ualberta.ca and
http://www.per.ualberta.ca and http://gradfile.fgsro.ualberta.ca/postdoctoral/

For further information about the position, please contact Dr. David F.
Collins (dave.collins@ualberta.ca). Applicants are encouraged to submit a
curriculum vitae, brief descriptions of research and teaching interests, and
the names of three references (including addresses, phone/fax, and email
addresses) prior to May 31 2005 to:

Dr. Dru Marshall
Associate Dean Academic
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Email: dru.marshall@ualberta.ca
Telephone: 780-492-6583; Fax: 780-492-2364

This competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the
principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage
applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with
disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.