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Tenure-Track Position in Rehabilitation and Movement Science at UT Austin

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  • Tenure-Track Position in Rehabilitation and Movement Science at UT Austin

    The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education is seeking a faculty member in Rehabilitation and Movement Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The mission of the program is to advance core knowledge of biomechanical and neuromuscular control of human movement and to translate this knowledge into improvement of clinical outcomes across diverse populations. Collaborations exist within the area and with faculty in medicine, mechanical and biomedical engineering, neuroscience, psychology, physiology, nutrition and public health. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education has a robust undergraduate and graduate program and is ranked the #2 doctoral program in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and excellence.

    The College of Education, ranked among the top 5 public colleges of education in the country, promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities.
    Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated track record of research excellence, including a strong record of refereed publications and a history of extramural funding and/or potential to obtain extramural funding. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Ph.D. or ABD in Rehabilitation and Movement Science or related field.
    • Record or potential for scholarly leadership in one or more of the following areas of rehabilitation and movement science, with applications across the lifespan from pediatrics/adolescence to older adults, and especially among vulnerable populations:
      • clinical biomechanics
      • neuromuscular control
      • neurological impairments
      • motor learning/development

    • Demonstrated record of, or high potential for securing extramural research funding.
    • Experience or capacity to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and advance the College’s mission of equity and excellence.

    The ideal candidate will have experience with, or potent to work with diverse clinical populations/clinical trials, and a research agenda that will leverage our core biomechanics/motor control and learning laboratories. Available key equipment include: a Motek gait system, V-Gait 3D instrumented split-belt treadmill and Virtual Reality system, multiple force plates for over ground assessment, Delsys EMG, and Vicon motion capture systems. These are complimented by a departmentally-controlled, 2,500 sq. ft. exercise training facility along with core physiology laboratories to support a range of biochemical assays, metabolic rate, body composition (DXA), and other assessments.

    The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship state-university of Texas. It values and supports interdisciplinary research and, with the opening of the Dell Medical School, it provides outstanding access to clinical populations, including those historically underserved in research and medicine, across the lifespan and opportunities for collaboration with world-renowned medical faculty. Austin, Texas is an exciting, welcoming, and inclusive city with the reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World.

    The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, compensation appropriate to rank and experience, expansive laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities.

    Review of applications will begin November 7, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by November 1, 2019.
    Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system:
    • Cover Letter with contact information
    • Full C.V.
    • Research Statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction
    • Teaching Statement
    • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help to address education and health disparities.
    • Up to 3 representative publications
    • A list of 3 references with contact information

    For additional information about the department, see

    Applications will be submitted via the University of Texas’ Interfolio By Committee web portal. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.

    Apply here:
    For questions regarding the application process, please contact Laura Meitz (512) 232-5476 or Questions about the positions can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Lisa Griffin at

    UT Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented communities to apply.

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    This position has been filled. Thank you.