The Biomechanics PhD program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is seeking applicants for a graduate teaching assistantship starting Fall 2019.

The successful applicant will contribute to undergraduate lab instruction in Biomechanics and/or Applied Anatomy. Teaching experience in these areas would be beneficial, but is not required. In addition to the teaching responsibilities, continuous involvement in ongoing research activities in the Biomechanics Lab is expected.


  1. Obtained a masterís degree, with thesis, before fall 2019 in biomechanics, kinesiology, biomedical engineering, or related field.
  2. Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills.
  3. Experience with biomechanical data collection.
  4. Experience with computer programming (e.g. MatLab, LabView, or C++).
  5. Experience with musculoskeletal modeling applications (e.g. OpenSim) is preferred.

Current research in the Biomechanics Lab includes:
Lower extremity injury mechanics (ACL, lateral ankle sprain, etc.)

  • Effect of ACL reconstruction on lower extremity joint loading
  • Influence of joint coordination on lower extremity injury mechanisms
  • Musculoskeletal modeling of muscle function and joint loading during athletic tasks

The Biomechanics Laboratory is housed in a 3,000 square foot facility and is equipped with biomechanical systems for 3D kinematics, kinetics, EMG and other types of applications. Additional information about the lab, equipment, and faculty may be found on the web:

Interested applicants should contact Dr. Joshua Weinhandl ( to discuss the position. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Joshua Weinhandl, Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport Studies
College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville