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  • Biomechanics Faculty Position - Texas Tech University

    The Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences at Texas Tech
    University is seeking a tenure-track faculty member specializing in
    Biomechanics. The position allows for potential collaboration in the
    areas of engineering, pedagogy, and allied health sciences
    (rehabilitative sciences and other areas).

    Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise
    graduate students in the area of biomechanics. Conduct research and
    seek external funding in the area of specialization. Provide service to
    professional organizations. Responsibilities also include department,
    college, and university committee assignments.

    Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

    Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess a terminal degree
    with an emphasis in Biomechanics by the time of appointment (ABD will be
    considered). The candidate will able to teach undergraduate and
    graduate courses in Biomechanics. Teaching experience in higher
    education is preferred. The successful candidate will have demonstrated
    potential to establish a focused line of research, teaching experience,
    and potential for obtaining external funding. Consideration for
    associate professor status will be dependent upon qualifications.

    EFFECTIVE DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Appointment will be effective August 18,

    THE DEPARTMENT AND THE UNIVERSITY: The Department of Health, Exercise,
    and Sport Sciences is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences.
    Bachelor of Science programs are offered, as well as Master of Science
    and collaborative PhD programs. The department currently enrolls over
    1000 undergraduate students in programs of Exercise and Sport Sciences
    (Physical Education/Teacher Education, Exercise and Health Promotion,
    Exercise Sciences, and Sport Studies) and Health (School Health and
    Community Health). Approximately 60 graduate students are currently
    enrolled in the two Master's degree programs of Exercise and Sport
    Sciences (specializations include motor behavior, exercise and sport
    psychology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport management, and
    pedagogy) and Sports Health (specializations include clinical exercise
    physiology and clinical exercise science). Additionally, the department
    participates in collaborative Ph.D. programs with the College of
    Education in Curriculum/Instruction and Educational Psychology, and the
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Physiology.
    Texas Tech University is a state-supported, coeducational institution
    with a student population of around 28,000 located in the West Texas
    city of Lubbock. The campus is on a 1,839-acre tract, making it one of
    the largest in the nation. The Spanish Renaissance-style red-tile roofed
    buildings are surrounded by expansive lawns and impressive landscaping.
    The university offers opportunities not only for research and study, but
    also for varied cultural and recreational activities.

    APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications must be submitted online at: . Refer to
    requisition number 75099 when applying.

    A complete application will include the online applicant form, a letter
    of application, a current curriculum vitae, and a list of a minimum of 3
    references (name, position, address, email address, and phone number).

    Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the
    position is filled. For additional information regarding this position

    Dr. Melanie A. Hart


    806-742-3371 ext 238

    Find us on the web at

    Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment
    Opportunity/American with Disabilities Act Employer and is sensitive to
    the unique needs of career couples.


    Rhonda L. Boros, Ph.D.

    Assistant Professor, Biomechanics

    Health, Exercise, & Sport Sciences

    Texas Tech University

    207 Exercise Science Center

    Box 43011, MS 3011

    Lubbock, TX, USA 79409-3011

    office: 113 Sports Studies Center

    phone: 806-742-3361 ext. 222

    fax: 806-742-0877


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