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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biomechanics at The University of Tennessee

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  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Biomechanics at The University of Tennessee

    POSITION: Assistant Professor (Biomechanics). This is a nine-month tenure-track position in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies beginning August 1, 2014.

    Biomechanics is housed in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies, in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. A doctoral program is offered in Kinesiology and Sport Studies, and master’s and undergraduate programs are offered in Kinesiology. The department also offers master’s and undergraduate programs in Recreation & Sport Management.

    - Earned doctorate in biomechanics or related discipline
    - Record of research in biomechanics
    - Effective interpersonal and communication skills
    - Scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals

    - Post-doctoral research experience
    - University teaching experience
    - Evidence of extramural support for research
    - Demonstrated commitment to professional organizations

    - Establish independent, externally funded research program, and publish in refereed journals
    - Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biomechanics, applied anatomy, and other related areas (e.g., biomechanics of musculoskeletal injury)
    - Advise students and direct graduate students’ projects, theses, and dissertations
    - Provide professional, university, and community service

    SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must submit a letter of application addressing the required and desired qualifications as stated in the position announcement, a curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to Sarah Bicknell ( Electronic submissions are encouraged. For questions regarding the position contact:

    Dr. Songning Zhang, Chair of Biomechanics Search Committee
    Dept. of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies
    The University of Tennessee
    1914 Andy Holt Avenue, 340 HPER Bldg.
    Knoxville, TN 37996-2700
    865-974-4716 (office) or

    Designated a Carnegie doctoral/research extensive university, UTK is the oldest, largest and most comprehensive institution of higher education in Tennessee. Academic programs on the Knoxville campus enroll approximately 21,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students. Detailed information about the University of Tennessee may be obtained by visiting the Web site:
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