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    Department of Exercise & Sport Science
    College of Health and Human Performance
    East Carolina University
    Teaching Instructor

    POSITION: The Department of Exercise and Sport, within the College of
    Health and Human Performance, invites applicants for nine-month, fixed-term,
    Teaching Instructor position with an emphasis in biomechanics, effective
    August 18, 2008.

    QUALIFICATIONS: The following qualifications are required: a master¹s degree
    in the area of biomechanics, biomedical engineering, or related area; two
    years experience in biomechanical testing in the areas of human locomotion
    and isokinetic muscle testing; familiarity with motion analysis, force
    platform, EMG, isokinetics, and Visual 3D analysis instruments and software,
    and ability to teach undergraduate courses in biomechanics, functional
    anatomy, and biomechanics instrumentation and research procedures.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will contribute to the following
    areas: teach undergraduate courses in the area of biomechanics; conduct
    biomechanics research in human locomotion and human neuromuscular
    properties; assist graduate and undergraduate students¹ research. Other
    responsibilities include providing service to the department, university,
    community, and profession.

    THE DEPARTMENT: Exercise and Sport Science is comprised of 45 part- and
    full-time faculty members, with 23 tenured and tenure-track and 22
    fixed-term faculty. There are approximately 460 declared undergraduate
    majors within five degree programs: Exercise and Sport Science, Exercise
    Physiology, Health Fitness Specialist, Physical Education, and Sport
    Studies. The Department¹s graduate program, encompassing 100 students,
    offers an MS with six concentrations: Adapted Physical Education,
    Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Physical Activity Promotion, Physical
    Education Pedagogy, and Sport Management and an interdisciplinary PhD in
    Bioenergetics/ Exercise Physiology. The Department also offers a MAEd in
    Physical Education in conjunction with the College of Education.

    THE UNIVERSITY: East Carolina University, the third largest institution in
    the 16-member University of North Carolina system has a mission to serve,
    with emphasis on service to eastern North Carolina. Enrollment has grown to
    nearly 26,000 students with over 3,600 graduate students. ECU offers 104
    bachelor¹s degree programs, 73 master¹s degree programs, 4 specialist degree
    programs, 2 first-professional programs (MD, DDS), and 17 doctoral programs
    in eight professional colleges, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and
    Sciences, the Brody School of Medicine, and the recently established School
    of Dentistry. ECU is located in Greenville, NC, a diverse and progressive
    city of approximately 75,000 that is within two hours driving distance of
    the Atlantic Coast to the east and the Research Triangle area of Raleigh,
    Durham, and Chapel Hill to the west.

    SALARY: Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional background
    and experience.

    APPLICATIONS: To apply, candidates must submit a candidate profile, a letter
    of application addressing
    the position description, a current curriculum vita, and names and contact
    information for three references online through the University¹s central
    link (under Department,
    select Exercise and Sport Science) or through the direct link
    (scroll to the Biomechanics
    position). Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Tibor
    Hortobágyi at (252) 737-4564 or email:
    . Application screening begins March 31, 2008
    and continues until the position is filled.

    East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
    University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals
    requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252)
    737-1016 (voice/TTY). Applicants must comply with provisions of the
    Immigration Reform and Control Act. Original letters of reference and
    official transcript required upon employment.