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    Assistant Professor
    Biomechanics / Motor Control
    Department of Exercise Science
    School of Public Health and Health Sciences

    University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track in area of Biomechanics /
    Motor Control

    Appointment: Nine-month appointment, starting date September, 2006

    Qualifications: Completed Doctorate in Exercise Science, Kinesiology,
    Engineering, Psychology or related field required; post-doctoral
    experience desirable; evidence of quality publication record required;
    evidence of success or potential for external grant funding required;
    University-level teaching experience desirable. Applicants are sought
    who would compliment current departmental strengths. Particular areas
    of interest include, but are not limited to: ergonomics (e.g.,
    work-related musculoskeletal disorders, workplace design), clinical
    biomechanics (e.g., prevention or rehabilitation of injuries or
    disabilities), neuromuscular function (e.g., disorders of movement,
    posture or locomotion), and the impact of aging on these processes. We
    are particularly interested in individuals who can teach a diverse
    student body.

    Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to establish and
    maintain an externally funded research program recognized at regional,
    national and international levels, to be actively committed to teaching
    at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and perform relevant
    University and professional service. Interpersonal and communication
    skills that promote strong collaborations in research, teaching and
    program development with established faculty within the Department,
    School and University are essential.

    Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

    University Description: The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a
    vibrant and growing institution, committed to the vigorous enhancement
    of its stature as a leading public research university. Amherst, the
    flagship campus of the University system, is home to 19,400
    undergraduate and 5,700 graduate students, and a world-class faculty in
    a community fully committed to growth in scholarship, creative
    performance and production, opportunity, diversity and inclusion. The
    campus is a member of the Five College Consortium and collaborates with
    Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges on many initiatives
    and projects. The campus is in the first year of Amherst 250, an
    ambitious project to recruit an additional 250 new faculty members over
    the next five years. Moreover, a $560 million, five-year capital
    improvement plan is currently underway, including new construction,
    renovations and other infrastructure enhancements. Additional
    information about the campus and School of Public Health and Health
    Sciences is available online at

    Department Description: The Department of Exercise Science
    ( offers an interdisciplinary approach to the
    study of human movement through investigation of its mechanical,
    neurological, biochemical, molecular, physiological and behavioral
    components. The Department currently serves over 300 undergraduate
    majors and 45 M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students, with 11 tenure track
    faculty and several research faculty, post-doctoral fellows and
    lecturers. Departmental research funding currently comes from the
    Government, Foundation and other sources including the National
    Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation and the American
    Diabetes Association. The Department was ranked 6th in the nation in the
    2005 evaluation of doctoral programs for 2004-05 conducted by the
    American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

    Application Process: Applicants should mail a letter of application,
    curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and teaching philosophy,
    three reprints and a list of three references to: Biomechanics / Motor
    Control Faculty Search, c/o Dr. Gary Kamen, Department of Exercise
    Science, Totman 110, University of Massachusetts, 30 Eastman Lane,
    Amherst, MA 01003. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2006
    and continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action Equal
    Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups are
    encouraged to apply.

    Gary Kamen, Ph.D.
    Department of Exercise Science
    University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Amherst, MA 01003

    Tel 413-545-0784
    Fax 413-545-2906