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  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Human Movement Neuroscience/Rehabilitation Sciences

    The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia (UGA) is seeking a full-time faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in the area of Movement Neuroscience and Rehabilitation. This position will begin in Fall 2020. The position requires an earned doctorate in kinesiology, neuroscience, physiology, psychology, biomedical engineering, biomechanics, or another appropriate field. The position requires a minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience as of October 31, 2019.

    The Assistant Professor in the area of movement neuroscience and rehabilitation will:
    • Establish a nationally recognized clinical research program in movement neuroscience and rehabilitation
    • Pursue external funding to support a research program
    • Advise and mentor kinesiology and other graduate students pursuing research and careers in movement neuroscience and rehabilitation.
    • Maintain a commitment to professional service and teaching excellence, including teaching undergraduate and graduate kinesiology courses as directed by the Kinesiology Department Head

    Preference will be given to candidates who:
    • Have published research combining movement behavior with neuroimaging and/or neuromodulation techniques in high-impact journals
    • Have published research focused on individuals with clinical conditions
    • Have obtained extramural funding or show strong potential for obtaining extramural funding
    • Demonstrate strong potential to collaborate with faculty members in the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute (, Bio-Imaging Research Center (, the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership (;, College of Veterinary Medicine (, or Regenerative Bioscience Center (

    Applicants should submit all of the following within the “applicant documents” portion of the application:
    • A cover letter linking your experience to the qualifications and responsibilities of the position
    • A curriculum vitae
    • A statement of future research plans (2-page maximum)
    • A statement of teaching abilities, approaches and interests (2-page maximum)
    • Copies of two research articles

    Transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists. Direct inquiries about the position to the search committee chair, Patrick J. O’Connor, Applications received by November 1, 2019 are assured of full consideration. Please apply at the following link: .

    The Department of Kinesiology has 26 full-time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of exercise science, physical education and sport management. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research accomplishments and teaching excellence. More information about the department can be found at .

    The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

    The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.
    Last edited by Tarkeshwar Singh; July 23, 2019, 09:18 PM.