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  • Assistant Professor of Biomechanics - Kinesiology

    The Department of Kinesiology at The University of Rhode Island invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biomechanics position starting in the 2021-2022 academic year.

    The Kinesiology department ( located within the recently formed College of Health Sciences, which is part of the University’s Academic Health Collaborative ( and the Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation ( The Kinesiology department includes undergraduate programs, a graduate program (M.S. in Kinesiology) and has a specialization track in the College of Health Sciences Ph.D. in Health Sciences. In addition, the College values interdisciplinary research efforts and the College and Department align with the URI Ryan Institute for Neuroscience ( The College and University also have a growing interest in offering courses through an online format.

    Duties and Responsibilities: The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) exercise science program, seek and secure external funding while developing an independent line of research in biomechanics or related movement science field, advise students, participate in collaborative research projects and participate in service activities at the university, college, and department levels along with service to the profession.

    Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Biomechanics, Biomedical Engineering, Kinesiology, Human Movement Sciences or closely related area conferred by September 1, 2021. Evidence of teaching, research and scholarship.

    Required Documents:
    Cover letter addressing the qualifications for the position
    Curriculum Vitae
    Two page five-year research plan
    The names and contact information for three references.

    Application: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at:

    Deadline: December 21, 2020

    A more detailed position description can be found at:

    Kind regards,

    Susan E. D'Andrea, PhD
    University of Rhode Island
    Department of Kinesiology