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    The following is an advertisement for a full-time instructor position in
    the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts. While
    not specifically mentioned in the advertisement, teaching
    responsibilities can possibly include undergraduate biomechanics and/or
    motor control. Please direct inquires to Dr. Patty Freedson (contact
    information provided below).

    Cheers, Brian

    Brian Umberger, Ph.D.
    Department of Kinesiology
    University of Massachusetts
    Amherst, MA 01003-9258, USA
    ph: 1.413.545.1436
    fx: 1.413.545.2906

    University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Department of Kinesiology
    Lecturer Position

    Position: Lecturer in Kinesiology with a concentration in the area of
    Health and Fitness and Wellness.

    Appointment: Non-tenure track, nine-month appointment, starting
    September, 2010. Two year renewable contract.

    Qualifications: Masterís Degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or
    related field with experience in fitness facility management (including
    generating revenue, budget management, and supervision of undergraduate
    students), exercise testing and prescription for healthy individuals,
    individuals with controlled disease and athletes. College teaching
    experience and ACSM and/or NSCA certification is desirable. Preference
    will also be given to an individual with a proven track record of
    successful work with faculty and staff in a broad range of Kinesiology
    academic programs and a commitment to teaching and training a diverse
    student body.

    Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach a
    variety of undergraduate courses such as (but not limited to) Exercise
    Testing and Programming, Principles and Practice of Personal Training,
    Principles and Practice of Strength and Conditioning, Diet and
    Supplements for Athletic Performance, and Anatomy and Physiology. The
    successful candidate is also expected to lead and develop undergraduate
    internships opportunities, develop outreach programs for the campus
    community and beyond, develop and edit the annual departmental
    newsletter, and collaborate with members of the faculty and fitness
    industry on various research projects. Interpersonal and communication
    skills that promote strong collaborations in research, teaching and
    program development with established faculty within the Department of
    Kinesiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences and the
    university are essential.

    Application Process: Applicants should mail a letter of application,
    curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy and 3 letters of
    recommendation to: Lecturer in Health and Fitness, c/o Dr. Patty
    Freedson, Department of Kinesiology, Totman 107, University of
    Massachusetts, 30 Eastman Lane, Amherst, MA 01003 (or by email to Review of applications will begin June 15th and will
    continue until the position is filled.

    Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
    The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal
    Opportunity Employer. The Department of Kinesiology is committed to
    increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body and curriculum.