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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track Position in Biomechanics Department of Exercise & Sport Studies

Assistant Professor
16 Aug 2018
16 Aug 2018
Northampton, MA
United States
Smith College

The Department of Exercise and Sport Studies at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with an expertise in Biomechanics, to begin July 2019. Candidates should be prepared to teach the equivalent of four 4-credit courses annually, including a graduate course in applied biomechanics, and develop and engage students in a scholarly research program. Candidates with analytical experience in computational biomechanics or mechanical modeling as they relate to movement and sport are encouraged to apply. A commitment to excellence in teaching and research within a diverse liberal arts environment and dedication to the mission and values of Smith College are essential.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. Smith College is among the top schools in educating women who pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The colleague hired in this role will join a faculty community actively engaged in exploring critical analysis with data in multiple fields, such as engineering, sports econometrics, statistical and data sciences, and spatial analysis. Therefore, there are many opportunities to collaborate across disciplines within the college. The Five College Consortium (Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire College, and the University of Massachusetts) and resources within the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring at UMass Amherst, provide collegial opportunities for scholarly engagement and research.

The Department of Exercise and Sport Studies ( is a small department offering a variety of engaging undergraduate theoretical courses in physical activity, health, exercise and sport, as well as a wide range of performance courses. Our department has a top-rated graduate program in coaching education that blends classroom instruction with coaching experience. The successful candidate will be committed to helping our graduate students improve their coaching practice through development of strong foundational knowledge that complements application to exercise and sport. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Sarah Witkowski, Search Committee Chair,

Submit application at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin September 17, 2018. Please apply by this date for fullest consideration.

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. Smith welcomes applicants from a range of backgrounds including, but not limited to, those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation and veteran status.
Smith is committed to providing an accessible application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants to request any needed accommodation(s).

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.