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Open Rank Faculty position - Athletic Medicine

Full, Associate or Assistant Professor
17 Sep 2019
17 Sep 2019
Eugene, Or
United States
University Of Oregon
Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure
track faculty position (open rank), to begin fall 2020. We are seeking colleagues with research interests
in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Motor Control, Biomechanics and Physiology (e.g.
musculoskeletal: muscle, bone, fascia) that complement existing areas of excellence within the
department. Competitive candidates will be broadly trained and have experience with the mechanical
principles underlying movement, rehabilitation, motor control or other aspects of neuromechanical
function. Applicants with a research program focused on orthopaedic injury, injury prevention,
movement dysfunction, or concussion are strongly encouraged to apply. Competitive salary support and
start-up funds will be provided.

Department or Program Summary
The UO Department of Human Physiology is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire
strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied
health professions, and biomedical research.

At the undergraduate level, future researchers, educators, physicians, physical therapists and other
health care providers receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in the physical, biological, and
chemical sciences that prepares them well for entrance into most professional health care-related
programs. Human Physiology students also examine the health sciences from a perspective that
explores the functional and structural mechanisms underlying human movement across health and
disease, using a variety of physiological methods, ranging from biochemical and systems techniques
through whole body analysis.

The graduate program develops researchers and health professionals who are creative thinkers and
innovators capable of generating new knowledge in the physiological sciences. To this end, the
department has a number of outstanding, funded laboratories that use physiological and engineering
methods to evaluate human subjects under a broad spectrum of experimental conditions. The
Department’s faculty members recognize that cutting-edge translational research, from basic
physiological mechanisms through integrative systems physiology related to health, human movement,
and physical activity, has a major influence on disease treatment and prevention. Consequently, in the
performance of their research, they routinely work closely with physicians and other clinical personnel.

Minimum Requirements
• PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Human Performance, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine,
Biomechanics, Motor Control, Physiology (e.g. musculoskeletal: muscle, bone, fascia), or related field
• Certification from the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated commitment and contribution to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Previous experience with university-level teaching and service
• Promising publication record and experience with grant writing

Required Application Materials
Apply at Applicants should submit a cover letter,
curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, three representative publications, and three
statements: (1) research accomplishments and future plans, (2) teaching philosophy, and (3) statement
focusing on your experience and future plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion for
students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, as described above.

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Grace Golden (
To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2019. The position will
remain open until filled. Applications are encouraged from women and members of other
underrepresented groups.

The Department of Human Physiology is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community that is
committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants will include a statement
focusing on their knowledge, experience and future plans related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Candidates should describe their experience with successful mentoring, teaching or outreach aimed at
reducing barriers for under-represented groups, and specific plans for how they could contribute to our
department’s goal to create a diverse and inclusive community through current campus programs or
new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations. Please include examples of you
supporting or leading activities promoting interest and retention in the sciences by individuals from
under-represented groups and/or your future plans to do so. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to
provide information of how their research agenda addresses or incorporates issues that involve or affect
diverse groups.

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of
American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the
Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000
undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The
UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the
traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000
within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.