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Assistant Professor, Biomechanics, Tenure Track - Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

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  • Assistant Professor, Biomechanics, Tenure Track - Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA

    Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Physiology for the 2022-2023 academic year. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

    Program and Position: Vibrant, growing, undergraduate human physiology program (with approximately 240 students) seeks a faculty member to teach primarily in the areas of biomechanics, musculoskeletal physiology, and research methods/statistics. Gonzaga University is located in Spokane, WA, which has approximately 540,000 residents in the metropolitan area. Spokane is located in the heart of the Inland Northwest, serves as a major medical hub for the region, has multiple institutions of higher learning, and offers a variety of outdoor opportunities.

    Our department is striving to diversify both our program and our faculty. We strongly encourage women and minorities to apply, and successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equity initiatives. We desire to recruit someone with experience, or a well-conceived plan for, engaging and teaching students from a range of groups and identities, and integrating diverse perspectives into their teaching. These skills and experiences should be addressed in both the cover letter and in the diversity statement.

    Essential Functions
    • Teach 15 credits per academic year in the Human Physiology program. Teaching assignment will include biomechanics (with labs), musculoskeletal dynamics & physiology, human anatomy, research methods & statistics, scientific writing and/or other courses in the candidate’s area of expertise or as assigned by the department chairperson to meet departmental needs
    • Advise undergraduate research projects
    • Advise Human Physiology majors
    • Academic citizenship: Participation in departmental, school, and university level activities.
    • Professional development: Ongoing engagement with the discipline is expected. This may include conference attendance, publications, presentations, membership and participation in professional organizations, development of pedagogy, etc.
    • Minimum Qualifications
    • Ph.D. or ABD in a Biomechanics related discipline (Physiology, Engineering, Kinesiology, or other related discipline). If ABD, the candidate is expected to have the degree completed by July 15, 2022.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach (with evidence) at the university or college level (these abilities could be result of being the instructor of record, significant TA experience, mentored teaching, etc.)
    • Evidence of skills in technology applied to classroom and/or laboratory work in data analysis and biomechanics.
    • Demonstrated successful research.
    • Demonstrated knowledge about cultural proficiency in academic settings.
    • Demonstrated ability in supporting students from diverse backgrounds in the academic community.

    Applications must be received on or before 1/18/2022. For the full job posting and application process, please see:

    For questions about the position, please contact: Dr. Clint Wutzke, Assistant Professor, Department of Human Physiology,