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    University of Delaware: College of Health Sciences: Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

    Tenure Track Faculty Position- Biomechanics

    Location: Newark, DE

    The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware invites nominations and applications for a tenure track faculty position (open rank, nine-month academic year appointment). We seek a biomechanist to develop an innovative, extramurally funded research program and collaborate within the Department, College, and University. The successful applicant will also contribute to the Department’s teaching efforts at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Senior faculty applicants must have an established record of scholarship and research funding.

    GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology ( is comprised of 20 faculty, approximately 750 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.

    Ranked second, nationally, among the best places to study the health professions by College Factual, the College of Health Sciences is a thriving academic unit of over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 100 faculty with outstanding research and teaching facilities. The College has recently opened an exciting new 100,000 sq. ft. clinical research facility (pictured above). The College also includes the departments of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Physical Therapy, and the School of Nursing. With annual research expenditures in excess of $13 million, the college currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and DoD. Excellent research teams exist in the college in the areas of biomechanics and rehabilitation science, cardiovascular health, neurological disorders, and specific chronic disease conditions. There are also numerous collaborative linkages with our clinical partners.

    With roots tracing back to 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 3% of degree-granting institutions in the U.S.), and with external funding exceeding $200 million. Delaware was recently ranked second, nationally, in peer-reviewed publication rate in a report issued by the Council of State Governments published by Elsevier. A state-assisted, privately governed institution, the University enrolls approximately 17,000 undergraduates and 4,000 graduate students, with average SAT scores of 1817 and an average GPA of 3.62 for entering freshmen in 2014.

    SALARY AND BENEFITS: Compensation packages are 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. Relocation and start-up funds are available. Appointment date negotiable; fall classes begin August 30, 2016.

    QUALIFICATIONS: A PhD in a related field is required and post-doctoral training or independent research experience is preferred.


    TO APPLY: Please apply at

    Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015 and will continue until positions are filled. Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. Applicants should upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee. For inquiries, contact: Todd Royer, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, 302-831-4351,