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  • Biomechanics Position Announcement

    The position announcement described below is part of three new academic
    programs provided by The University of Southern Mississippi. The
    undergraduate and graduate programs combine academic and research training
    in polymer science and high performance materials with human performance:
    exercise physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. The emphasis is to
    better understand the human-materials interface. A major purpose is to
    prepare professionals at various levels for the materials, sporting goods,
    emergency first responder, and soldier systems industries.

    Biomechanics
    Assistant/Associate Professor

    The University of Southern Mississippi's School of Human Performance and
    Recreation invites applications for a research tenure-track faculty position
    in biomechanics at the assistant/associate rank beginning August 21, 2007.
    This faculty member will work with a research team in the B.S., M.S. and
    Ph.D. Sports and High Performance Materials academic programs. These
    recently created, multidisciplinary programs are designed to study the
    interface between high performance materials and human performance. Salary
    and research start-up support is commensurate with qualifications and
    experience.

    Responsibilities:
    (1) Develop an externally funded line of research in one or more areas
    related to human - equipment/apparel interface in sport, emergency
    first-responder, and soldier system applications
    (2) Assist in the development, operation, and maintenance of a biomechanics
    laboratory.
    (3) Develop, supervise, and provide biomechanics research support for Sports
    and High Performance Materials projects
    (4) Teach courses and advise graduate student research dissertations in the
    Sports and High Performance Materials curriculum

    Minimum Qualifications:
    (1) Doctorate in biomechanics, biomedical engineering, or other related
    field
    (2) Active research and publication record
    (3) Research experience with human motion analysis utilizing motion capture
    systems and force data acquisition systems
    (4) Record of externally funded research

    Preferred Qualifications:
    (1) Postdoctoral experience in biomechanics
    (2) Research experience in clinical settings
    (3) Teaching and research experience at the university level
    (4) Research and experience in industrial settings
    (5) Research experience with the instrumentation and testing of sport
    equipment

    Application procedures: Send a letter of application, vita, official
    undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation
    to Dr. Gary Krebs, Chair, Search Committee, The University of Southern
    Mississippi, 118 College Drive #5142, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001.

    Review of applications will begin March 9, 2007, and will continue until the
    position is filled. The University of Southern Mississippi is an
    affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and Americans with
    Disabilities Act Institution. Females and minorities are especially invited
    to apply.
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