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    Southern Methodist University
    Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development
    Applied Physiology/Biomechanics Assistant Professor
    Department of Applied Physiology and Wellness

    Southern Methodist University offers an exciting unique opportunity for an emerging scholar to join in the implementation of a new major in Applied Physiology and Sport Management while developing his/her program of research. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics or a related area, a record of scholarly research, evidence of success in or strong potential for obtaining external funding; an interest and expertise in designing, equipping, and managing new exercise physiology and biomechanics laboratories, a desire to provide high quality undergraduate instruction, and a willingness to play an integral role in the growth, development of the new major program launched in the fall semester of 2009. Preference will be given to applicants with successful post-doctoral experience, a clear research agenda, a strategy for seeking external funding, secondary expertise in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control or a related area and an ability to work with faculty colleagues. A scholarly interest in human performance at the whole-body level is desirable, but not required.

    Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to develop a visible research program, teach undergraduate courses, e.g. anatomy and exercise physiology, contribute to the development of the new graduate program, and work collaboratively to help implement the new undergraduate major. The candidate will also be responsible for helping establish, equip and set-up the physiology of exercise and biomechanics laboratories planned for the new education building opening late in 2010 or early 2011. The candidate should have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills that will promote strong collaborations in research within the department and in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

    Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

    This assistant professor tenure-track position, #00053106, begins fall semester 2010. To ensure full consideration for the position, applicants should submit their application by February 5, 2010, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.

    Applicants can initiate consideration by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Chair of Search Committee, Simmons School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750353, Dallas, Texas 75275-0353.

    We encourage digital applications: E-mailed files should be saved to smallest size and sent to To retain font and formatting integrity, save documents in .pdf format. Letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as .jpg files. Candidates may submit websites, CDs, DVDs that showcase samples of their work. All digital material/files/media must be fully functioning on both PC and Mac platforms.

    SMU is an inclusive and intellectually vibrant community of teachers and scholars that values diverse research and creative agendas. SMU offers excellent benefits including full same-sex domestic partner benefits. Explore SMU at Our beautifully shaded campus of Georgian-Revival-inspired architecture is situated in the heart of Dallas. The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, a culturally rich arts and global business center, is home to many universities, arts organizations and Fortune 500 and over 100 corporations. Visit

    SMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check