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Assistant Professor in Motor Control/Biomechanics - University of Memphis (Fall 2023)

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  • Assistant Professor in Motor Control/Biomechanics - University of Memphis (Fall 2023)

    The College of Health Sciences has an open position at the rank of Assistant Professor (9-month appointment) for a candidate with an earned doctoral degree and post-doctoral training in Motor Control or an analogous area of study with a focus on neural control of movement are required. Also required is experience with a variety of laboratory techniques contributing to a focused line of motor control research that integrates well with applied biomechanics and applied physiology. Qualified applicants should have a publication record and the ability to effectively write scientific manuscripts, and secure external funding. Effective oral and written communication skills in English are required. Candidate must meet eligibility requirements to begin and continue working in the United States at the time of appointment.

    Summary: Teach an average of two courses (combination of undergraduate and graduate) each fall and spring semester, primarily in motor learning and motor development. Write and submit external grant applications, conduct studies as a primary investigator and collaborator, mentor graduate students, analyze study-generated data, and submit manuscripts as well as professional presentations pertaining to these research activities. Start-up funds will be available for necessary equipment and research support.

    The review of completed applications will begin starting March 10 and may continue until the position is filled. The College welcomes and encourages a diverse set of applicants. Only applications submitted electronically at will be considered.

    Applicants are required to upload (1) a cover letter describing their qualifications and interest in the position, (2) curriculum vitae, and (3) three references (name and contact information) from colleagues who can address the applicant’s professional preparation for this position. Applicants should receive a confirmation number when all application materials are received. For questions about this position, please contact Dr. Max Paquette, Search Committee Chair,