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    Assistant Professor – Neuromechanics

    The School of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University invites
    applications for a tenure-track position as an entry-level assistant
    professor in the field of Neuromechanics to work at the interface
    between biomechanics and neuroscience. We welcome applications from
    candidates with a research focus involving human or other models,
    particularly those aimed at linking mechanistic and applied
    approaches. Research expertise may include related areas such as
    functional imaging, rehabilitation engineering, muscle physiology or
    behavioural motor control and may be conducted at the systems,
    cellular or molecular levels. The successful candidate will have a
    strong commitment to excellence in research and teaching and will be
    expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and to establish
    a well-funded research program.

    The undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Kinesiology
    include core courses and elective courses in human neuromechanics.
    The candidate will be expected to make a commitment to participate in
    the teaching of these courses. It is envisioned that the successful
    candidate will have a sufficiently broad knowledge of neuroscience and
    biomechanics to be able to teach these courses in the context of
    current ideas of the neural and biomechanical mechanisms underlying
    movement. Our undergraduate teaching program includes concentrations
    in Health and Physiological Sciences, Active Health and Rehabilitation
    Kinesiology, and Human Factors/Ergonomics. The School also has well-
    established graduate programs at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels, with
    principal strengths in Neuromuscular Systems, Molecular and Cellular
    Physiology, and Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology.

    The School of Kinesiology takes a scientific approach to the study of
    human structure and function and their relation to health and
    movement. There are excellent research facilities available within
    the School and the University. Current research in the School is
    broad ranging, including behavioural, neural, biomechanical and
    biomedical aspects of human motor systems. Areas of focus include
    motor learning, skilled motor behaviour, control of posture, gait and
    limb movement, with applications to assessment of normal and
    disordered motor function, rehabilitation, neuroprosthetic design and
    human-computer interaction. The School of Kinesiology has over 25
    research faculty and is committed to excellence in research and
    teaching in the biomedical sciences. The School is located at the
    Burnaby Mountain campus of Simon Fraser University in Greater
    Vancouver. It is consistently one of the top-ranked universities in
    Canada. The Vancouver area is renowned as one of the most desirable
    places to live and work.

    The Search Committee will begin considering applications on March
    24th, 2008 and will continue looking at applications until the
    position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1st,
    2008. Applicants should send a letter summarizing research
    contributions and goals in research and teaching, curriculum vitae,
    copies of three journal articles that are most representative of the
    applicant’s research, and the name and contact information for three
    references to: Dr. Peter Ruben, Director, School of Kinesiology,
    Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6,

    Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes
    applications from all qualified men and women, including visible
    minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, gay men and
    lesbians. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however,
    Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All
    appointments are subject to funding. Please note that under the
    University Act personal information that is required by the University
    for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further
    details see: