Assistant Professor in Biomechanics
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky is seeking highly qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of biomechanics. The nine-month appointment is effective August 16, 2018.
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, housed in the College of Education, is comprised of 28 full-time faculty members and offers undergraduate, master's, 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 master's and Ph.D. levels 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 Laboratory 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 this link for more information https://education.uky.edu/khp/laboratories/biodynamics-laboratory/. Information about the Department of KHP can be found at https://education.uky.edu/khp/.
The successful candidate will possess an evolving high-quality research program in an area of biomechanics that will eventually grow in national recognition. The pursuit of external funding to support the faculty member's research agenda is a high expectation. 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 levels in the area of biomechanics as well as other areas of expertise. Lastly, service on department, college, and university committees as well as active engagement in the profession and community are expected.
Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomechanics or a closely-related field. A demonstrated record of publication as author/co-author of biomechanics-related research in highly regarded peer-reviewed academic journals is required. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate successful teaching experience of biomechanics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Preferred education/experience includes post-doctoral research experience; a record of successful grant activity/external funding; motion capture skills and related data analysis capabilities (inverse dynamics); and three or more years of experience in a university/academic setting.
Please note that, to be considered an applicant, an application must be submitted via the UK Jobs site. Applicants should include 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 vitae (upload under Curriculum Vitae); a professional statement detailing research agenda (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 8, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.
Questions regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Fan Gao, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assistant Professor in Biomechanics
8G040:Kinesiology - Health Promotion
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Qualifications include an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in biomechanics or a closely-related field.
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A demonstrated record of publication as author/co-author of biomechanics-related research in highly regarded peer-reviewed academic journals is required. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate successful teaching experience of biomechanics courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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Post-doctoral research experience; a record of successful grant activity/external funding; motion capture skills and related data analysis capabilities (inverse dynamics); and three or more years of experience in a university/academic setting.
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