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    Assistant Professor in Motor Control
    Full-Time (9-month) Tenure Track Position

    Arizona State University seeks a motor control faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology for a full-time (9-month) tenure track Assistant Professor position. Duties include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in motor control and learning, neuroscience, biomechanics, or research methods; publishing research in area of specialization; pursuing external funding and developing resources to provide on-going support for research activities; forming research collaborations with scientists in medical, industrial, governmental facilities in the greater Phoenix-metropolitan area or in ASU departments/schools of Bioengineering, Psychology, Bio Design Institute, Computer Science, and Life Sciences; advising and mentoring masters and doctoral students; serving on various department and college committees and participating actively in professional organizations.

    Required Qualifications:
    1) earned doctorate in a related field
    2) post-doctoral training
    3) evidence of specialization in motor neuroscience/neurophysiology or kinesiology
    4) demonstrated ability to publish research articles in top-tier motor control journals

    Desired Qualifications:
    1) demonstrated ability of teaching undergraduate and graduate students in motor control/learning/neuroscience and/or biomechanics
    2) demonstrated potential to be competitive in obtaining extramural funding for research

    Application Procedure:
    1) letter of application highlighting your academic expertise and professional accomplishments,
    2) a statement of research focus and accomplishments,
    3) a statement of teaching experience,
    4) a current vita,
    5) three representative publications, and
    6) three letters of recommendation to: Motor Control Search Committee, Department of Kinesiology, Arizona State University, Box 870701 PEBW 218, Tempe AZ 85287-0701.

    Application Deadline:
    November 7, 2005; if not filled the 1st of each month thereafter until search is closed.

    The Department of Kinesiology ( has 22 faculty and state-of-the-art laboratories dedicated to research in Motor Control, Motor Development, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Biochemistry, Neuroendocrinology and Sport Psychology. The department is currently located in two buildings. One of the buildings houses the Exercise and Sport Research Institute consisting of over 14,000 square feet dedicated to research laboratories. These areas are designed to facilitate cross- and interdisciplinary research and provide the potential for a wide range of research and instructional activities. The current student population consists of 853 undergraduate majors and 33 graduate students. The selected candidate will join a dynamic and active group of existing motor control researchers in the Department and at ASU. The motor control group in the Department of Kinesiology has an established record of productivity and federal support for its research programs. Research foci include oculomotor control and control of multi-joint movements during handwriting, drawing, reaching and grasping. A variety of experimental approaches are used ranging from intramuscular EMG to recording movement kinematics and kinetics. The motor control group also has strong links with local, national, and international motor control and neuroscience research groups. These interactions include research collaborations and NIH- and NSF-funded interdisciplinary graduate programs in motor neuroscience. The selected faculty will participate in the creation of a Motor Control Research Center strategically placed to effectively interact with the scientific and clinical community.

    Arizona State University is one of the premier metropolitan public research universities in the nation. Enrolling more than 57,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students on four campuses in metropolitan Phoenix, ASU maintains a tradition of academic excellence in core disciplines, and has become an important global center for innovative interdisciplinary teaching and research. ASU offers outstanding resources for study and research, including libraries and museums with important collections, studios and performing arts spaces for creative endeavor, and unsurpassed state-of-the-art scientific and technological laboratories and research facilities. ASU is research-driven but focused on learning - teaching is carried out in a context that encourages the creation of new knowledge. The faculty includes recipients of prestigious academic and professional awards, including membership in the national academies and a recent Nobel Prize Laureate. ASU currently ranks sixth among public universities in its enrollment of freshmen merit scholars. The university champions diversity, and is international in scope, welcoming students from all 50 states and nations across the globe. ASU is an active partner with the private sector in initiatives to enhance the social well-being, economic competitiveness, cultural depth, and quality of life of metropolitan Phoenix and the state.

    The position is available beginning August 16, 2006. Full applications/qualification information including how to nominate individuals is available at . ASU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. A background check is required for employment. ASU actively seeks diversity among applicants and promotes a diverse workforce.