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Assistant/Associate Professor in Biomechanics of Human Movement, UTEP El Paso TX, USA

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  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Biomechanics of Human Movement, UTEP El Paso TX, USA

    The Department of Kinesiology at The University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor position in Biomechanics. The Department of Kinesiology has a history of excellence in interdisciplinary research, teaching, and community service. The Department offers a BS and a MS in Kinesiology and is part of the College of Health Sciences Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program. Currently, the Department enrolls more than 1000 undergraduate majors and about 30 MS students. Faculty members have successfully secured external research funding and are involved in projects related to teaching and learning; gait; age-related fitness and athletic performance; obesity and diabetes. The Department has ongoing collaborations with local school districts, hospitals, Texas Tech University Health Science Center and other universities, and several UTEP departments including Physical Therapy, Biology, and Engineering.
    The Research Laboratories: Kinesiology has four research laboratories related to Exercise Physiology, Fitness, Biomechanics, and Neuro-motor Control. All laboratories contain state-of-the-art equipment. In reference to biomechanics, The Stanley E. Fulton Biomechanics and Motor Behavior Laboratory is equipped with 3 mounted AMTI force platforms, a portable force platform, a 4-camera Vicon Motus 3-D motion analysis system with automatic digitizing, a new Vicon real-time motion capture system, an 8-channel tethered EMG system, a 16-channel wireless EMG system and much more. Related to Biomechanics research, the Virtual Reality and Motor Control Laboratoryis equipped for investigations of fine motor control (Wacom Digital Touchpad with Movalyzer software), upper extremity control (custom arm bar system), full-body motion capture (8 camera Optitrack Prime 13 with Motive software), visual preference (PLATO Occlusion goggles), and balance (AMTI force plate).
    · Teach and advise undergraduate and graduate students;
    · Attract undergraduate and graduate students to assist in research projects;
    · Maintain and build productive research relationships with others;
    · Conduct competitive research;
    · Provide service to the university and the profession.
    · Possess an earned doctorate in Kinesiology or closely related field with specialization in biomechanics of human movement (ABD considered);
    · A strong potential for or record of academic scholarship as demonstrated by research publications and ability to secure extramural research funding;
    · A commitment to and potential for teaching excellence in biomechanics of human movement, or a record of successful college or university teaching;
    · History of or potential for active participation and/or leadership roles in campus, community and professional organizations;
    Application Procedures
    To apply, please visit
    · Please create a single PDF file that includes (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references and upload the file to the application site.
    · Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
    · For more information, contact Dr. Harry Meeuwsen at
    Anticipated Appointment Date August 2018
    The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services.

    Harry Meeuwsen, Ph.D.
    Biomechanics Search Committee Chair
    Department of Kinesiology
    The University of Texas at El Paso