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Assistant Professor Biomechanics

Assistant Professor
28 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Amherst, MA
United States
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst is seeking applicants qualified for a tenure track faculty position in the Kinesiology Department at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Biomechanics. The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding biomechanics research and graduate training. This is one of three new faculty positions in the areas of Biomechanics and Movement Neuroscience in Kinesiology this year, demonstrating the university’s commitment to excellence in this field.

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2020

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in kinesiology or related field at the time of appointment.
Potential areas of success include but are not limited to:
• musculoskeletal models or computer simulation of injury, aging, or clinical populations
• mechanics and energetics of human motion
• musculotendon dynamics
• advanced imaging of tissue mechanics
• sensor development for motion analysis

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Review of applications will begin October 14, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Required application materials include: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research expertise and research goals, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three academic references.

For more details about the position, department and university and for details on how to submit an application

UMass Amherst (, the flagship campus of the UMass system, is a nationally-ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network.

For questions about the position, department or university in general, contact Dr. Katherine Boyer (413-545-1717,, co-Chair of the Search Committee for this position. Please indicate “Faculty Search-Biomechanics” in the subject line of email correspondence.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. UMass Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.