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  • UMD Occupational Biomechanics Faculty Position

    Department of Kinesiology

    School of Public Health

    Assistant Professor, Occupational Biomechanics

    The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Maryland-College
    Park ( is seeking a faculty member with
    expertise in occupational biomechanics. This position offers an
    excellent opportunity to join a dynamic faculty of Kinesiology which
    is among the best departments in the field (PhD program ranked 3rd
    nationally). This is an interdisciplinary departmental environment in
    which collaborations within the department, school, and campus
    programs are expected and encouraged. The Department of Kinesiology is
    uniquely positioned to develop outreach and partnership efforts in
    conjunction with the other departmental faculty and those in the
    School of Public Health and the Department of Bioengineering.

    Qualifications: Doctorate in biomechanics with an emphasis on human
    factors and ergonomics in workplaces, schools, and/or homes, evidence
    of a sustainable and focused research program, evidence of a
    productive publication history, and strong potential to attract
    significant extramural funding. Post-doctoral experience desirable.
    The candidate’s research should be consistent with the goals of a
    department of Kinesiology and a School of Public Health

    Responsibilities: Develop and maintain a nationally recognized program
    of original research, including collaborative activities with current
    faculty. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s
    area of expertise that complement existing curricular offerings.
    Develop and maintain an externally funded research program.

    Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

    Location: College Park is ideally situated between metropolitan
    Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. This area offers unique
    opportunities for collaborative activities with federal laboratories
    and agencies as well as a number of other research universities.

    Appointment: 9 month tenure-track appointment to begin on August 23,
    2009, although an earlier start date is possible.

    Closing Date: Reviewing application materials will begin October 20,
    2008. The search will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.

    Application: Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
    Candidates should submit a curriculum vita, a statement of research
    focus including current and planned research activities, copies of
    selected research/scholarly articles, and the names and contact
    information (telephone and e-mail) of 3 references to Ms Irene Hruzd.
    Please address any questions regarding the position to Dr. John Jeka,
    Search Committee Chair (email: phone: 301.405.2512) or
    Dr. Jae Shim (email: phone: 301.405.2492).

    All materials should be directed to:

    Ms. Irene Hruzd

    Department of Kinesiology

    University of Maryland

    College Park, MD 20742-2611

    Phone: 301.405.2453 Fax:301.405.5578 E-Mail:



    Jae Kun Shim, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Kinesiology/ Fischell Department of Bioengineering/
    Neuroscience and Cognitive Science (NACS) Program
    University of Maryland, College Park
    0110F SPH Building, College Park, MD 20742
    Phone: 301.405.2492, Fax: 301.405.5578, Email:, Web: