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Assistant Professor of Biomechanics - Georgia State University, Atlanta

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  • Assistant Professor of Biomechanics - Georgia State University, Atlanta

    The Department of Kinesiology and Health in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2016. This is a full-time academic year position. Candidates with specialization in Biomechanics of health sciences, sports, or human performance are strongly encouraged to apply. Georgia State University, founded in 1913, has a mission of excellence in teaching, research, and service. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, this major research university has an enrollment of more than 52,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Classified as RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity), Georgia State University is the only urban research university in Georgia and is the largest university in the state, with students coming from every county in Georgia, every state in the nation, and from over 145 countries.

    Responsibilities: The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in biomechanics and related areas; develop and pursue an externally funded research line; mentor and direct graduate student theses and dissertations; and provide service to the department, college, and university.

    Required: Earned PhD in Biomechanics or closely related field from an accredited institution by August 1, 2016; previous teaching experience in Biomechanics or Athletic Training; demonstrated research line with external funding or strong potential for external funding. Preferred: Research focus related to health sciences, human performance, or sports biomechanics; ability to collaborate with faculty within the department and university; previous teaching experience in health sciences, human performance, or sports biomechanics.

    Applications/Nominations: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest establishing qualifications for the position, curriculum vita/resume, official transcript of highest degree earned, evidence of any relevant certification, and three letters of recommendation from individuals within the field of interest to:

    Dr. Benjamin Goerger
    Chair, Biomechanics Search Committee
    Georgia State University
    Department of Kinesiology and Health
    P.O. Box 3975
    Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3975

    Inquiries should be addressed to Dr. Goerger ( For more information about the Kinesiology and Health Department, see

    The review of applications will begin on March 15 and continue until the position is filled. The position is available beginning Fall Semester, 2016.

    Georgia State University, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an equal opportunity educational institution and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.