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  • Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty Position

    Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
    Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty Position
    University of Delaware
    Newark, DE

    Appointment effective September 1, 2014

    The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor (nine month academic year appointment). We seek a rehabilitation biomechanist, specializing in orthopaedic rehabilitation and/or biomechanics and movement science with the potential to develop an innovative and extramurally funded research program that will complement the University’s many outstanding programs in orthopaedic rehabilitation. The successful applicant will also contribute to the Department’s teaching efforts at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The teaching load will be appropriate to allow the candidate to pursue and establish a rigorous research program.

    A Ph.D. in a related field and post-doctoral training or independent research experience are required.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology ( is a thriving academic unit of 16 faculty, approximately 700 undergraduate students pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science or Athletic Training, and 40 graduate students pursuing an M.S. in Exercise Science, a Ph.D. in Biomechanics and Movement Sciences or a Ph.D. in Applied Physiology. The Department provides an environment that supports and fosters the development of focused, productive and high-quality research programs. The Department houses the BADER Consortium, a $19.7 million Department of Defense grant to support and strengthen orthopaedic rehabilitation research supporting wounded warriors ( In addition, the Department plays an active role in the Delaware INBRE (, funded by NIGMS, which provides new investigators with pilot grants, and fee waivers for the use of core facilities. The College of Health Sciences is a thriving academic unit of over 2000 students and approximately 100 faculty with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. Including the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Kinesiology and Applied Physiology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing, the College is currently transitioning to an exciting new collaborative clinical research complex on a 272-acre tract of University property being developed as a Science, Technology, and Advanced Research campus in one of the nation’s leading life science regions.

    Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. Located in scenic Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the University is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Space Grant, and Carnegie Research University (with very high research activity, a designation accorded to fewer than three percent of the degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 3,500 graduate students, with an average SAT score of 1209 for entering freshmen in 2012.

    SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Faculty at the University have regularly received annual cost-of-living and merit salary increases and the benefits package is one of the best in the nation, supporting inclusion of UD in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” program for the past 4 years. Relocation and start-up funds are available.

    REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Will begin on November 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (all in one document) at The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee and current department faculty. For inquiries, contact: Steven J. Stanhope, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, 302-831-3496,

    For additional information regarding the position listed above and all open positions please visit the UDJOBS website at

    The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women