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  • Graduate Assistant (teaching & Research) positions - Marshall University

    The Department of Biomechanics at Marshall University is seeking applicants for one-year renewable graduate teaching assistantships for students interested in obtaining their Master of Science in Biomechanics beginning in the Fall of 2021. The Biomechanics program has two MS degree offerings: Biomechanics and Sports Science. The appointment will begin on August 21, 2021. The Biomechanics department will have a minimum of three (3) positions available.

    Duties include assisting with education (teaching laboratories and grading) in classes such as Functional Kinesiology (HS 365) - Personal Health II - online (HS 221) - Fitness and Wellness - online (ESS 220) for no more than 20 hours per week), data collection for research, laboratory maintenance, and calibration of equipment. Research projects can range from laboratory-funded projects to academic research pursuits.
    Specific tasks include projects related to human performance, injury mechanisms, basic human function, concussion, and equipment reliability.

    Our research facilities include the following equipment:
    • Two VICON Nexus 3-D motion capture systems, used to measure movements of the body using reflective markers and infrared light,
    • One VICON Motus system, a markerless motion capture system used to film athletes in their natural play environment,
    • Two AMTI force plates, used to analyze the forces exerted on the body during walking, running, and other force-producing tasks,
    • Noraxon 12-lead EMG system, which integrates with the VICON system during motion capture,
    • Cybex isokinetic dynamometer, used to analyze the torque produced by a joint during motion,
    • Sets of inertial movement sensors (Vicon Blue Thunder/Trident) used to measure orientation, velocity, and gravitational forces,
    • Pressure-sensitive insoles, used to analyze gait patterns during movement,
    • A series of accelerometers and wearable sensors used in a variety of environments, from football gameplay to shooting sports, and
    • Custom-ordered research accessories, like underwater camera housings and eye movement trackers.
    APPLICATIONS – Graduate School
    Applicants should follow the admissions process described in the Marshall Graduate catalog or at the Graduate Admissions website ( Submit all graduate school application materials directly to the Graduate Admissions Office. The program does not accept any graduate application materials.

    Acceptance into the M.S. Biomechanics program is competitive and not guaranteed. To continue in the M.S. in Biomechanics program, students are required to maintain a 3.0 GPA in all coursework.

    APPLICATIONS – Biomechanics Graduate Assistantship
    Applications for the Biomechanics Department GA positions must be received by July 1, 2023. Students must be admitted to Marshall University before full consideration of a Graduate Assistant position will be given. A cover letter, resume/CV, and 2 references sent to the Biomechanics program director is appreciated. The assistantship provides a tuition waiver and stipend. The assistantship does not cover student fees.
    For more information about the Marshall Biomechanics MS degree:

    For further information, regarding both admissions to graduate study and an assistantship, contact:

    Dr. Suzanne M Konz, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS
    Professor- Biomechanics Program Director
    Marshall University
    Huntington, WV 25755
    Email -

    phone - (304) 696-2926

    Marshall University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, status as a veteran of the Vietnam era, sexual orientation, or disability in employment or the provision of services.