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