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The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky is seeking highly qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of biomechanics beginning in Academic Year 2018-19. The position begins in August, 2018.

The flagship university of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, UK is home to more than 30,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty members. Located in the idyllic setting of Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, UK is a major cog in the small city of approximately 315,000.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP), housed in the College of Education, is comprised of 28 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate, masters and doctoral programs in the academic areas of exercise science, physical education, health promotion and sport leadership. KHP serves as the academic focus for more than 1100 undergraduate and graduate students seeking degrees in our programs. One of the primary areas of focus at the Masters and PhD level is biomechanics.

Numerous KHP faculty members have national and international reputations for their scholarly work as well as teaching effectiveness. The Department has exceptional laboratory facilities and equipment. Faculty associated with the Human Performance Laboratory and Biodynamics Laboratory have a history of research collaborations with faculty in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Biomedical Engineering, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy. Instrumentation utilized in the laboratory includes high-speed 3-D videography, electromyography, and force platforms. Follow this link for more information Information about the Department of KHP can be found at

Faculty Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will possess an evolving high-quality research program in an area of biomechanics that will eventually grow in national recognition. The pursuit of external funding to support the faculty member’s research agenda is a high expectation. Graduate student advisement and mentoring of students in biomechanics is also a key component of the position. The faculty member will also teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the area of biomechanics as well as other areas of expertise. Lastly, service on department, college, and university committees as well as active engagement in the profession and community are expected.

Required Qualifications:

The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomechanics or a closely related field. A demonstrated record of publication as author/co-author of biomechanics-related research in highly regarded peer-reviewed academic journals is required. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate successful teaching experience of biomechanics courses at both the undergraduate- and graduate-level.

Preferred Qualifications:
Post-doc research experience
Record of successful grant activity/external funding
motion capture skills and related data analysis capabilities (inverse dynamics)
3 or more years of experience in a university/academic setting

Required Submissions:
• Detailed cover letter noting academic credentials and professional experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications for this position
• Curriculum vitae
• Professional statement detailing research agenda (2-page maximum),
• Copies of two or more research articles on which the candidate is author.
• Detailed contact information for 3 or more professional references that can speak to the applicant’s qualifications. References will be contacted for finalists only.
• Transcripts will be required from finalists.

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Fan Gao at

The position is opened until filled, however, it is requested that applications be submitted by January 8, 2016.