Assistant/Associate Professor in Exercise Biomechanics
Position: The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University seeks a Tenure Track Scholar in the College of Education and Human Development within the area of Exercise Biomechanics with a primary emphasis in human rehabilitation. This individual will work with motor neuroscience and clinical research faculty and support the department’s clinical application educational programs. Expertise of the candidates is expected to encompass, but not exclusive to, one or more of the following areas: gait and motion biomechanics, motor neuroscience, neuromuscular disease, neurodegenerative disorders, gait analysis, aging, sport evaluation, exercise performance, injury prevention, and/or aging/lifespan. Specific courses taught will include basic Biomechanics, with other courses determined based on faculty content expertise and experience, as well as need of the academic unit. All tenure-track faculty are expected to teach six credit hours per semester, but reductions are granted for faculty utilizing external grant funds.
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Qualifications: Basic qualifications include a terminal degree in a field related to Biomechanics and clinical rehabilitation sciences and teaching experience in a University setting. Candidates with post-doctoral research experience, a record of high impact scholarship in clinical conditions, and a record of active externally funded (federal) grant support will be given preference.
Responsibilities: Maintain a cutting-edge research agenda funded by externally funded grants; recruit and train grant-supported doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows; maintain a national presence in the appropriate professional societies.
Appointment: Nine-month tenure-track position with an open starting date (latest August 2020). Salary, benefits and compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Location: Texas A&M is in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of nearly 255,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston, and Austin. The area boasts a low cost of living, a sun-belt environment, and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country. Texas A&M is a flagship land grant, sea grant, and space grant university, ranked #2 nationally on the list of Best Schools of 2017 by schools.com, 17th in the nation for research expenditures by National Science Foundation, and 27th among all public universities in the nation. Texas A&M is the largest university in Texas with more than 58,000 students on the College Station campus. TAMU is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 63 research institutions with this distinction. Texas A&M University includes highly regarded programs in kinesiology, engineering, medicine, rural public health, and veterinary medicine.
Application Process: To apply, please submit the following: (1) letter of application, (2) current, comprehensive vitae and (3) names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submit the application materials to https://hlkn.tamu.edu/about/employment/.
Review Date: Review of candidates will begin on October 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.Questions about this position should be submitted directly to the committee chair: J. Timothy Lightfoot, Omar Smith Endowed Chair of Kinesiology, Search Committee Chair, TLightfoot@tamu.edu.
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Internal Number: 51495
About Texas A&M University
The Department of Health & Kinesiology (HLKN) is the largest academic department at Texas A&M University and generates over 98,000 credit hours and 203,000 (Modified) weighted student credit hours each year.As one of four departments in the College of Education & Human Development, HLKN is currently home to 3,605 undergraduate student, 246 Master's students, 70 doctoral students (3,921 total), 179 minor students, 103 faculty members (>=0.75FTE), 32 staff members and 87 funded graduate assistants.The department is comprised of four divisions: Health Education, Kinesiology, Sport Management and the Physical Education Activity Program that offer a number of degree programs and outreach programs for continuing education of students and the community.