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  • Faculty Position - University of Waterloo, Canada

    The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
    Department of Kinesiology
    University of Waterloo

    Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

    Applications are currently being accepted for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the Department of Kinesiology ( beginning after January 1, 2011. The successful candidate must have expertise in a field related to musculoskeletal biomechanics, such as kinesiology, physiotherapy, medicine, rehabilitation, ergonomics and/or engineering.

    Areas of expertise may include, but are not limited to, applied biomechanics research related to musculoskeletal modeling, gait analysis, ergonomics, impact, tissue injury, rehabilitation, sports, or orthopaedics. Potential candidates are expected to have a strong portfolio of scholarly research including peer-reviewed publications, evidence of potential for excellence, in obtaining external research funding, and in teaching related to musculoskeletal biomechanics.

    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 musculoskeletal 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 Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Duties will include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students in support of the Department of Kinesiology’s mission of ‘optimizing health, preventing injuries and illness, and extending the years of high quality life’.

    The closing date for applications is October 31, 2010. Applications, consisting of a statement of research interest and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names and affiliations of three referees should be sent electronically to the attention of: Professor J.W.E. Rush, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada (sent via email to Mrs. Ruth Gooding, Executive Assistant to the Chair: Applicants should also arrange for the three indicated referees to provide letters of reference directly to the same electronic address prior to the closing date for applications.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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    Jack P. Callaghan PhD, CK, CCPE
    Canada Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics and Injury Prevention
    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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