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Two faculty positions in the area of cognitive neuroscience/motor control/motor learning at the University of Utah

The University of Utah

Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation

Kinesiology Program Area

Tenure Track Faculty Announcements (up to 5 positions)

The Kinesiology Program Area is housed in the Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation in the College of Health at The University of Utah ( The College of Health is one of five components in the Health Sciences Center at the university, along with the School of Medicine, College of Pharmacy, College of Nursing, and College of Dentistry ( The Kinesiology program has approximately 900 undergraduate students and 85 graduate students (Masters and Doctoral). The Kinesiology Program Area invites applications for up to five 9-month, tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to start 1st August, 2017. We are looking to attract faculty in the areas listed below.

Physical activity/exercise and health and exercise physiology (up to three positions)

Candidates should have a strong research background in the prevention and/or management of chronic disease including, but not limited to, diabetes, obesity, cancer, and cardiovascular disease. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a background in kinesiology, exercise physiology, physical activity, health and exercise or closely related areas.

Applied cognitive neuroscience (up to two positions)

Candidates should have a strong research background the area of applied cognitive neuroscience such that they may align with institutional research priorities in the area of neuroscience. Applications will be considered from candidates with an interest in health, performance, and aging. These positions may involve a joint or adjunct appointment with the Department of Psychology. Applications are encouraged from candidates with a background in kinesiology, cognitive neuroscience, motor behavior, motor control, human factors and experimental psychology or closely related areas.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on January 15th, 2017, and the positions will remain open until filled. Positions are subject to confirmation of funding. Informal queries may be directed to Dr. Tim Brusseau, Director Kinesiology Program Area ( or Dr. A. Mark Williams, Chair HKR (


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Utah is the west at its best! The Salt Lake City region has four distinct seasons, ready access to all outdoor activities including superb skiing at eight world-famous resorts just minutes from campus. The Salt Lake City International Airport is a Delta hub with direct flights to most major US markets and numerous international cities. Utah is home to 11 national parks and monuments, in addition to countless national, regional, state, and local recreation areas. The Salt Lake City/Provo/Ogden metropolitan area has a population of nearly 2.5 million people, and is the vibrant hub of the intermountain west.

“The University of Utah Health Sciences Center is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah HSC values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to the mission of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center.”

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a [strong or demonstrated] commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

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