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    Assistant Professor – Motor Systems Physiology
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Faculty of Science
    Simon Fraser University

    The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon
    Fraser University invites applications for a tenure-track position as
    an entry-level assistant professor in the field of Motor Systems
    Physiology. Research expertise may include areas such as
    neuromechanics, motor control, movement neuroscience, neuro-
    rehabilitation, motor learning, movement disorders, computational
    neuroscience, and biomechanics. Research may be conducted at the
    systems, cellular or molecular levels, and applications are welcome
    from candidates with a research focus involving human or other animal
    models. 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 Department include core
    and elective courses in human physiology. The successful candidate
    will make a commitment to the teaching of these courses. It is
    envisioned that the successful candidate will have a sufficiently
    broad knowledge of motor systems and be able to teach courses in the
    context of current ideas of the physiological mechanisms underlying
    movement. Our undergraduate teaching program includes concentrations
    in Biomedical Physiology as well as Kinesiology. We have graduate
    streams in Neuromechanics, Cardiac Physiology, Chronic Disease, and
    Environmental Physiology, with training at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels.

    The Department of Biomedical Physiology and 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 Department and the University. Current
    research in the Department is broad ranging, including neural,
    biomechanical, behavioural, and biomedical aspects of 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,
    and neuroprosthetic design. The Department has over 25 research
    faculty and is committed to excellence in research and teaching in the
    biomedical sciences. Our faculty collaborate with Engineering Science
    through the Biomedical Engineering Program, and with Psychology
    through the joint major in Behavioural Neuroscience. Simon Fraser
    University is consistently ranked as one of the top comprehensive
    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 July 1st,
    2009, and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated
    start date is January 1st, 2010. 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, Chair,
    Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser
    University, Burnaby, BC, V5A 1S6, Canada.

    Simon Fraser University welcomes diversity in the workplace, and
    encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including
    visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.
    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: