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University of Georgia: assistant professor (biomechanics)

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor rank in the area of biomechanics to begin in August 2017.

The Department of Kinesiology has 26 full‐time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of sport management, exercise science, and physical education. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments and teaching excellence. The Department has exceptional facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus as well as on the university’s Gwinnett Campus that is adjacent to Atlanta. Information about the department can be found at


  •   Develop a nationally recognized research program based on the production of

    high quality research in any area of biomechanics.

  •   Pursue external funding to support research.
  •   Advise and mentor graduate students specializing in human movement


  •   Teach undergraduate and graduate human movement biomechanics courses
  •   Serve on department, college, and university committees.

    Required Qualifications:

    •   An earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomechanics or a closely related

      field of research by August, 2017.

    •   Author or co-author of high quality biomechanics research published in peer-

      reviewed academic journals.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      •   Post-doctoral experience (or equivalent) of at least one year,
      •   Experience teaching at least one human movement biomechanics course,
      •   Received external funding for research or submitted at least one grant

        application aimed at obtaining external funding for research, or

      •   Musculoskeletal modeling expertise.

        Applicants should submit all of the following:

        •   Cover letter detailing credentials and experience to meet the responsibilities and

          qualifications for the position,

        •   Curriculum vitae,
        •   A statement of future research plans (2-page maximum),
        •   A statement of teaching abilities, approaches and interests (2-page maximum),

 Copies of two research articles.

Transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.

All materials should be sent electronically to:

Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Patrick J. O’Connor,

Applications received by 1 September 2016 are assured of full consideration.

The University of Georgia ( is a land grant/sea grant institution, with several campuses in Georgia and overseas. The main campus is in Athens, Georgia, a city highly-ranked as a top place to live, with a population of 120,000 and located 60 miles northeast of Atlanta (see and Abundant opportunities for research and professional engagement exist with individuals affiliated with institutions in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area and on the main campus in Engineering (,Veterinary Medicine (, the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute (, and the Medical Partnership (

The University of Georgia is an EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Institution. The Department encourages applications from all qualified persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. Protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons who need assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the search committee chair. Hiring is contingent on proof of eligibility to work in the United States and completion of a background check, among other requirements. This position is contingent on the continued availability of funding.