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    Assistant/Associate Professor- Biomechanics Research Building

    ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR – Biomechanics Research Building
    One Tenure Track Position Available

    The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) invites applications for one tenure track position as assistant/associate professor. This position will be in the Department of Biomechanics which is housed in the Biomechanics Research Building (BRB). Our Department was recently awarded a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) grant from the NIH. The objective of our COBRE is to establish a Center for Research in Human Movement Variability. This Center is also located in the BRB. UNO is a Carnegie Doctoral Research public university. Enrollment is 15,227, which includes 12,221 undergraduates and 3,006 graduate students. Anticipated starting date is August 22, 2016. The University of Nebraska at Omaha has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

    Duties and Responsibilities:
    Teach courses in biomechanics, physiology and anatomy, motor control and learning, laboratory methods, and research methods. Supervise graduate students, technicians, and research associates. Enhance our critical mass of scientists working in human movement variability within our Center. Conduct biomedical research and participate in scholarly activity with a defined focus on human movement variability as it relates to health related issues such as falls in the elderly, movement disorders, sensorimotor disabilities, etc. Obtain external funding. Develop effective collaboration with clinical partners. Complement the research of existing Center members. Provide departmental, university and professional service.

    Doctoral degree in biomechanics, motor control, biomedical engineering, or related area. ABD Considered. Post-doctoral experience is preferred. Established record of scholarly activity with a strong commitment to biomedical research with respect to human movement variability. Established record of external funding.

    Rank and Salary:
    Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    General Information:
    The Department of Biomechanics is within the College of Education and offers an undergraduate degree in Biomechanics. It also offers a PhD in Exercise Science with concentrations in Biomechanics and Motor Development/Control. An MS in Biomechanics is currently under development.

    The Biomechanics Research Building (BRB) was established for the purpose of developing a new understanding of the dynamical aspects of human movement. This is an environment of academic excellence where engineers, scientists and clinicians get together to gain additional insights on healthy and abnormal movement patterns. The BRB is located on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha. The two-story building boasts 23,000 square feet of laboratory, office and collaboration space. The new building features seven laboratories, patient evaluation room, changing rooms, machine shop, washroom, two conference rooms, data processing room, a library, numerous faculty offices and student workstations. BRB has strong ties with the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the Omaha Veteran Affairs Medical Center, the Creighton University Medical Center, and the University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Engineering. These strong relationships and the close proximity of these facilities provide the laboratory with immediate access to patients with movement related disorders, clinicians in various domains, and engineers. Omaha is a dynamic metropolitan area of 700,000 people and has been rated as one of the best environments for living in the nation. Forbes Magazine recently named Omaha as one of the top 15 regions in the nation – after analyzing both economic and quality of life factors. Omaha is also one of the top "eco-cities" in the nation based on air and water quality, open space and population stability according to "E" The Environmental Magazine. The city landscape is a blend of restored office buildings, boutiques, historic preservation sites, shopping malls, parks, and running/bike paths. The Old Market area is a popular destination for residents of Omaha and tourists. This neighborhood features shopping, art galleries, live entertainment and eclectic restaurants that are situated along the river.

    Apply online at attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, research plan, teaching statement and names of five references, including addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. Review of applications will continue until filled.
    Chair of the Search Committee: Dr. Mukul Mukherjee, Assistant Professor, Biomechanics Research Building, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182. E-mail: Telephone: 402-554-3351
    Additional Information: Dr. Nick Stergiou, Director of the Center for Research in Human Movement Variability and the Biomechanics Research Building, Chair of the Department of Biomechanics, University of Nebraska-Omaha. E-mail:, Telephone: 402-554-3247