Open Rank Faculty Position in Biomechanics and Co-Director of Human Performance Laboratory/Director

Location
Lexington, KY
Posted
Feb 17, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky (UK) is seeking highly qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure track position (open rank) in the area of biomechanics and co-director of the Human Performance Laboratories and director of the Biodynamics Laboratory, effective August 16, 2017. The position is a nine-month appointment.

The flagship university of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky is home to more than 30,000 students and nearly 3,000 faculty members. Located in Lexington, the Horse Capital of the World, UK is a major employer in the small city of approximately 315,000.

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP), housed in the College of Education, is comprised of 26 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in the academic areas of exercise science, physical education, health promotion, and sport leadership. KHP serves as the academic focus for more than 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students who are seeking degree programs in the department. One of the primary areas of focus at the masters and PhD level is biomechanics. Numerous KHP faculty members have national and international reputations for their scholarly work as well as teaching effectiveness. The department has exceptional laboratory facilities and equipment. Faculty associated with the Human Performance Laboratories and Biodynamics Laboratory have a history of research collaborations with faculty in Sports Medicine, Orthopaedics, Biomedical Engineering, Athletic Training, and Physical Therapy. Instrumentation utilized in the laboratory includes high-speed 3-D videography, electromyography, and force platforms. Follow these links for more information: https://education.uky.edu/khp/laboratories/biodynamics-laboratory and reveal.uky.edu/human_perf_lab. Information about the department can be found at https://education.uky.edu/khp.

The successful candidate will lead a high-quality research program in an area of biomechanics that will continue to grow in national recognition. The pursuit of external funding to support the faculty member's research agenda is an expectation as is an established record of having secured research funding in the past and/or present. Graduate student advisement and mentoring of students in biomechanics is also a key component of the position. The faculty member will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in the area of biomechanics as well as other areas of expertise. Lastly, service on department, college, and university committees and active engagement in the profession and community are expected.

The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomechanics or a closely related field. A demonstrated and distinguished record of publication as author/co-author of biomechanics-related research in highly regarded peer-reviewed academic journals is required. Extensive submission of grant applications and demonstrated success in acquiring external funding are required. Additionally, the candidate selected must demonstrate successful teaching experience of biomechanics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Lastly, experience with advising and supervising graduate student research including theses and dissertations is required.

Preferred qualifications include modeling and simulation expertise in biomechanics; motion capture skills and related data analysis capabilities (inverse dynamics); six or more years of experience in a university/academic setting; and previous experience as a research lab director.

Interested applicants should submit a UK Online Application at www.uky.edu/ukjobs. Applicants should include, along with the nomination form, a detailed cover letter noting academic credentials and professional experience related to the responsibilities and qualifications for this position (upload under Cover Letter); a curriculum vita (upload under Curriculum Vita); a professional statement detailing research agenda (2-page maximum) (upload under Specific Request 1); copies of two or more research articles on which the candidate is author (upload under Specific Request 2); and detailed contact information for three or more professional references that can speak to the applicant's qualifications (references will be contacted for finalists only) (upload under Specific Request 3). Transcripts will be required of all finalists for the position.

The review of applications begins January 16, 2017, and continues until the position is filled. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. The university supports efforts to place dual career couples.

Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair at khpbio@coe.uky.edu.

Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site at www.uky.edu/ukjobs.




Job Title
Open Rank Faculty Position in Biomechanics and Co-Director of Human Performance Laboratory/Director of Biodynamics Laboratory

Requisition Number
FE00749

Working Title


Department Name
8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position
Faculty

Position Time Status
Full-Time

Required Education

Qualifications include an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomechanics or a closely related field.



Required Related Experience

A demonstrated and distinguished record of publication as author/co-author of biomechanics-related research in highly regarded peer-reviewed academic journals is required. Extensive submission of grant applications and demonstrated success in acquiring external funding are required. Additionally, the candidate selected must demonstrate successful teaching experience of biomechanics courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Lastly, experience with advising and supervising graduate student research including theses and dissertations is required.



Required License/ Registration/Certification

None



Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
No

Preferred Education/Experience

Preferred qualifications include modeling and simulation expertise in biomechanics; motion capture skills and related data analysis capabilities (inverse dynamics); six or more years of experience in a university/academic setting; and previous experience as a research lab director.



Open Untill Filled
Yes

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.



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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Specific Request 1
  4. Specific Request 2
  5. Specific Request 3
Optional Documents

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