The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo invites
applications at the
Assistant Professor level in the area of Musculoskeletal Biomechanics.
Areas of research interest
may include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal modeling, gait
analysis, impact, vibration
exposure, tissue injury, and the study of optimal motion and motor
patterns. Applicants should
have a fundamental research focus on the study of both healthy and
pathological populations
with some thought given to clinical application. Successful candidates
are expected to have a
strong portfolio of scholarly research, including peer-reviewed
publications, and provide
evidence of potential for excellence in teaching. In addition to
advancing a personal research
program, candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of a
multidisciplinary team
engaged in research in human biomechanics. Research opportunities
exist not only within the
Department of Kinesiology but also within the Faculty of Applied
Health Sciences and its
multiple health research centres, including the recently established
Centre for Research
Excellence in Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Schlegel-
UW Research Institute
for Aging. We welcome biomechanical applicants from fields such as
neurophysiology, engineering and rehabilitation.
The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with
expertise spanning the
social to biological study of human movement. The mission of the
department is to discover and
explain mechanisms and principles of human movement and to apply this
knowledge to the
prevention of illness and injury together with strategies which
optimize the health and physical
performance of individuals. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and
Ph.D. degrees in
Further information about the department can be found at
Applicants should send a covering letter, including a one page
overview of their anticipated 5
year research plan, three names of references, and curriculum vitae to
Dr. Stuart McGill, Chair
of the hiring committee, Department of Kinesiology, University of
Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario,
Canada, N2L 3G1 or by FAX: 519-746-6776 or E-mail:
closing date for applications is July1, 2008 or until filled. The
expected start date for the
appointment is August , 2008. All qualified candidates are encouraged
to apply; however,
Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The
University of Waterloo
encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including
women, members of visible
minorities, native people and persons with disabilities.
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Jack P. Callaghan PhD, CK, CCPE
Canada Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics and Injury Prevention
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L-3G1
Voice: (519) 888-4567 x37080
Fax: (519) 746-6776
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