International Society of Biomechanics
Gold sponsor

Associate/Full Professor Position in Rehabilitation and Movement Science

Full, Associate or Assistant Professor
25 Oct 2018
25 Oct 2018
Austin, Texas
United States
University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education is seeking a leader for their new program in Rehabilitation and Movement Science. This program is designed to support translational science that contributes both to the core knowledge of our motor disciplines (e.g. motor control, motor learning, biomechanics, etc.) and to the improvement of clinical outcomes. We expect significant growth, with additional faculty lines dedicated to the program. The individual who is ultimately hired for this position will lead in establishing a vision for the program and in directing future hires. In addition, the individual will connect with other units across campus for programmatic and research collaborations. Collaborations exist across the College of Education and with faculty in nutrition, biomedical and mechanical engineering, pharmacy, neuroscience, medicine, public health, and psychology.


Applicants are expected to have a demonstrated track record of research excellence, including a strong record of refereed publications and a history of extramural funding that is in alignment with appointment with tenure at the Associate or Full Professor level. As to area, candidates should have a specific interest in one or more of the specialty areas of rehabilitation and movement science, including, but not limited to: clinical biomechanics, neuromuscular control, neurological impairments, or motor learning/development, with applications across the lifespan from pediatrics/adolescence to older adults. The ideal candidates will have a research agenda that will leverage our core biomechanics/motor control and learning laboratories. Available key equipment includes a Motek gait system, V-Gait 3D instrumented split-belt treadmill and Virtual Reality system, multiple force plates, Delsys EMG, and Vicon motion capture systems. These are complimented by a departmentally-controlled, 2,500 sq. ft. exercise training facility along with core physiology laboratories to support a range of biochemical assays, metabolic rate, body composition (DXA), and other assessments.


The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education has a robust undergraduate and graduate program and is the #2 ranked doctoral program in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to this commitment to diversity and inclusion.


The College of Education is among the highest ranked and strongest funded in the country. It provides support for grant submission and management along with a dedicated center for statistical expertise that is available for funded projects.


The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship state university of Texas. It values and supports interdisciplinary research and, with the opening of the new Dell Medical School it provides outstanding access to clinical populations across the lifespan and opportunities for collaboration with world-renowned medical faculty. 

The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, which includes compensation appropriate to rank and experience, expansive laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities.



Review of applications will begin January 22, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by January 15.

Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system:

·      Cover Letter with contact information

·      Full C.V.

·      Research Statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction

·      Teaching Statement

·      Up to 3 representative publications

·      A list of 3 references with contact information

·      Diversity Statement (A statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will support the success of students and the communities that are underrepresented).

For additional information about the department, see


Applications will be submitted via the University of Texas’ Interfolio By Committee web portal.  If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position.  If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.  


Apply here:


Laura Meitz in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education is assisting with the search process and can be reached at 512-232-5476 or if you have other application submission questions. 


For additional information regarding the job itself, please contact Search Committee Chair, Lisa Griffin, Ph.D. at 512-471-2786 or by email at:


UT Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented communities to apply.