The School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates will be expected to maintain a robust, ongoing research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and have research expertise appropriate for the effective mentoring of trainees at the undergraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels in the area of biomechanics. Successful candidates will be expected to secure and sustain extramural funding for an active research program at the University of Michigan.

General Information:
The School of Kinesiology ( is one of 19 independent academic units and one of seven health science schools and colleges within the University of Michigan. The School is led by a Dean, and has 28 tenure-line faculty and approximately 1,000 students. The School of Kinesiology includes research disciplines in biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology, athletic training, sport management, and health and fitness. The Doctoral Program was ranked #3 in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2015. Outstanding collaborative opportunities exist both within the School of Kinesiology and with other units across campus. The position is supported by competitive compensation, attractive laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities. The School will double its current space and move into a newly renovated building in the heart of U-M's Central Campus in 2020 with dedicated, specially designed facilities for conducting biomechanical experiments.
Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities, the University of Michigan provides exceptionally fertile ground for innovative research. For nine consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, competitive salary and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.
Required Qualifications
Applicants must hold a PhD in Kinesiology or a field applicable to biomechanics such as engineering. Individuals with training and experience in any area of biomechanics relevant to movement and health sciences are encouraged to apply.
The successful candidate must have demonstrated the potential to secure extramural research funding, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate courses in human movement biomechanics and graduate courses in his/her area of expertise.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should provide the following materials in electronic PDF format to
· Cover letter
· Curriculum vitae
· Research statement (up to 2 pages)
· Teaching statement (1 page)
· Up to three examples of research publications
· Full names and email addresses for at least three references.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by October 16, 2017. Nominations, applications, and expressions of interest will be held in confidence, and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission.

For questions about the position, contact Search Committee Chair: Ron Zernicke (

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The School of Kinesiology seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.