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Tenure-Track Asst/Assoc Professor - Cognitive/Motor Neuroscience, University of Utah

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  • Tenure-Track Asst/Assoc Professor - Cognitive/Motor Neuroscience, University of Utah

    The Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (HKR) at the University of Utah is seeking applications for an Assistant / Associate Professor (Tenure-Track) within the Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience Theme. This position is part of multi-year growth within HKR and the College of Health at the University of Utah. Applicants with research that aligns with any Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience Research Pillars ( are encouraged to apply. Candidates with expertise in motor behavior, including motor control, neuromechanics, and neuropsychology, are strongly encouraged to apply. There are existing opportunities for collaboration in these research areas within the Department and the greater Health Sciences Center including the School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies, and College of Engineering. Research infrastructure exists to assist in the development of research enterprise through the College of Health Research Office and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

    Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Kinesiology, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a closely related discipline. At the Assistant Professor level, candidates should possess a quality track record of peer reviewed publications and external funding. At the Associate Professor level candidates should have evidence of sustained excellence in publications and external funding. Candidates will be expected to continue a strong line of scholarship and external funding as well as teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, mentor graduate students conducting MS Thesis and/or Ph.D. dissertation research, and participate in professional, department, college, and university service.

    The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

    The Health and Kinesiology program is a part of the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (HKR), within the College of Health, which is one of five components in the Health Sciences Center at the University of Utah (along with the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Dentistry). The Health and Kinesiology program has approximately 1500 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students (Masters and Doctoral).
    Located on the northeastern edge of Salt Lake City, our 1,500 acre campus reaches to the foothills of the majestic Wasatch Mountains. Over 30,000 students represent all 50 states and many foreign countries. More than 2,000 clinical, adjunct, research, and visiting faculty serve the student body.

    Utah is the west at its best! The Salt Lake City region has four distinct seasons, ready access to all outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. The Salt Lake City International Airport is a Delta hub with direct flights to most major US markets and numerous international cities. Utah is home to 11 national parks and monuments, in addition to countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. The Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.5 million people, and is the vibrant hub of the intermountain west.

    The University of Utah Health Sciences Center (HSC) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.

    The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

    Informal enquires should be addressed to Dr. Tim Brusseau, Director – Kinesiology. Email: Tel: 801 587 7900 or to Professor A. Mark Williams, Chair – Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation. Email: Tel: 435 901 2447.

    The position will remain open until filled. Applications will start being considered on November 5, 2018.
    To apply: