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Assistant Professor, Biomechanics

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Review of applications will begin February 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter of interest in the position, 2) curriculum vita, 3) 1-2 page statement of teaching, 4) 1-2 page statement of research, and 5) names/contact information for a minimum of 3 professional references. Please visit the following link to upload application materials. http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/6441 Inquiries about the position can be sent to the search committee chair Dr. Steven Elmer (sjelmer@mtu.edu).

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Biomechanics
Department Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology
Location Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Position Type Faculty
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 9 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Title of Position Supervisor Department Chair

Position Summary Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Description Summary

Michigan Technological University, a nationally recognized leader in science and engineering education and research, invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology. We seek a candidate with expertise in biomechanics, with preference to a human biomechanist with research and scholarly overlap in exercise and integrative physiology. Salary and start-up are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The expected start date for this position is August 20, 2018.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

Teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to human bio-mechanics and other related kinesiology courses. Typical teaching load is two 3-credit classes per semester, with reduced teaching load during initial years of appointment, as well as opportunities for sustained reduction of teaching load through external research funding.

Advise and mentor departmental graduate students.

Engage in departmental, college, university, and professional service activities, although their focus will be on excellence in teaching and research.

Attract and maintain external research funding and must demonstrate a deep appreciation for both research and teaching.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Physiology, or a related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

Expertise in biomechanics, with preference to a human biomechanist with research and scholarly overlap in exercise and integrative physiology.

Demonstrate a clearly defined research program capable of sustaining high qualify, peer-reviewed publications and an active professional network.

Credentials consistent with appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

Direct experience with external grant submissions.

Experience with college teaching.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)
Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands

Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work.

The work environment is that of a typical office and/or classroom setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.
Required University Training:**
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training
Other Conditions:
• Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 18042
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 01/30/2018
External Posting Date 01/30/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)

Review of applications will begin February 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will need to submit the following documents: 1) a cover letter of interest in the position, 2) curriculum vita, 3) 1-2 page statement of teaching, 4) 1-2 page statement of research, and 5) names/contact information for a minimum of 3 professional references. Please visit the following link to upload application materials. http://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/6441

Inquiries about the position can be sent to the search committee chair Dr. Steven Elmer (sjelmer@mtu.edu).

Additional Information

The Department of Kinesiology and Integrative Physiology is home to approximately 120 undergraduate and graduate students. We offer two baccalaureate degrees (B.S., Exercise Science; B.S., Sports & Fitness Management), an M.S. in Kinesiology, and a Ph.D. in Integrative Physiology. The department is a campus leader in health science research and education, with over $5 million in state, foundation, federal, and industry funding. Half of our tenure/tenure-track faculty have active NIH R15 or R01 grants. We have a strong reputation for innovative teaching practices, including several published works in Advances in Physiological Education. In recent years, departmental faculty and students have been recognized for their excellence in both research and teaching through local, regional, and national awards. Department faculty and students regularly collaborate with the Central Michigan University satellite Doctoral of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that is located on the Michigan Tech campus. For more information about our department, visit www.mtu.edu/kip.

Michigan Tech, established in 1885, is one of four major research universities in the state. Located in Houghton, MI on the south shore of Lake Superior, Houghton was recently named one of the 100 best small towns in America. This rural community is known for its abundant snowfall, beautiful summers, and outstanding four-season recreational opportunities. The university maintains its own downhill ski facility, a nationally recognized cross-country ski trail system, and an 18-hole golf course. Numerous cultural activities and opportunities are available on campus and in the community.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE institution (www.mtu.edu/advance), one of a limited number of universities that received NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase participation and advancement of women in STEM.

Michigan Tech acknowledges the importance of supporting dual career partners and is committed to offering career exploration advice and assistance whenever feasible and appropriate at the University and in the local community. See www.dual.mtu.edu for additional information.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer that recognizes the importance of providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Applications from women and minorities are encouraged.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Statement of Teaching
  3. Research Statement
  4. Letter of Interest
Optional Documents