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  • Assistant Professor – University of Oregon

    Full time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Human Physiology, in the area of Neurophysiology, beginning Fall 2012.

    The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon has strengths in biomedical and rehabilitation research that span the fields of biomechanics, physiology, motor control, and athletic training ( With over 1000 undergraduate majors, the Department has undergone a substantial expansion, including the recent hiring of a neurophysiologist focusing on age-related changes in neuromuscular function.

    The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong background in neurophysiology, as evidenced by a strong publication and funding record. Experience with the neural principles underlying human movement, neurorehabilitation or other aspects of neuromuscular physiology is highly desirable. However, strong candidates with expertise in other aspects of neurophysiological research will be given full consideration. Applicants with a research program that aims to investigate central and/or peripheral nervous system disorders in clinical populations are encouraged to apply.

    A PhD or MD in a related field and at least two years of postdoctoral training or independent university research experience are required. Previous university-level teaching experience is highly desirable. A demonstrated ability or high potential to attract external funding is required. The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous research program supported by extramural funding, contribute to the mission of the department in undergraduate and graduate teaching, and engage in departmental and university service. The successful candidate will also have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds. Competitive salary support and start-up funds will be provided.

    Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 22,000. The Eugene metro area population (215,000) is in a region noted for its high quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast and the Cascade Mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 Conference.

    Applicants should prepare a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their research goals, a statement of their teaching philosophy, representative recent publications, and three letters of reference and apply online for our position at: Questions about the application process should be addressed to Andy Karduna ( Review of applications will begin October 17, 2011 and will continue until a suitable candidate is hired. The University of Oregon is an EO/AA/ADA institution committed to cultural diversity.