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Biomechanics Position at the University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas

Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation  

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Emphasis in Biomechanics)


The College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville invites nominations and applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Emphasis in Biomechanics) in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation. 

This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank. The anticipated starting date is August 18, 2014.

The Program: The Exercise Science program in Kinesiology has a strong reputation for having quality students, high standards, and a student-centered faculty. Faculty in Exercise Science are committed to providing experiential opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, including research mentoring and interdisciplinary collaborations in the Human Performance Lab. Exercise Science is one of the fastest growing programs on the campus with approximately 700 undergraduates and 75 graduate students (Master of Athletic Training, M.S., Ph.D.). An increase in student numbers in the last five years has warranted the addition of new faculty. Our students represent a diverse background with academic interests in exercise physiology, biomechanics, and athletic training. The Exercise Science faculty has successfully collaborated with faculty in Nursing, Biological Sciences, Animal Science, Engineering, and Environmental Life Sciences. 

The Human Performance Laboratory (HPL): Located in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, the HPL provides ~7,000 sq. ft. of research space for high-level research. Areas of research interest include the following: thermoregulation, body composition, muscle function, biomechanics, injury prevention, concussion studies, and cardiovascular. Housed within the HPL is the equipment necessary to perform this research. Some of the major equipment includes an environmental chamber, DEXA, underwater weighing, Biodex, PEAK, MotionMonitor, Doppler ultrasound, ParvoMedics metabolic cart, and wireless EMG. 

The Department: The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation is one of five academic units in the college. The department offers fully accredited undergraduate (B.S.E.) and graduate degree programs (M.Ed., M.S., Ed.D., Ph.D.) with over 1,500 students, 21 graduate assistants, and 26 full-time faculty members.

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