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Assistant/Associate Professor Movement Neuroscience

Assistant or Associate Professor
26 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Amherst, MA
United States
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is seeking talented applicants qualified for two tenure track faculty positions in the Kinesiology Department in the area of Movement Neuroscience, one at the level of Assistant Professor and one at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding movement science research and graduate training. These positions are two of three new faculty searches in the areas of Movement Neuroscience and Biomechanics in the Department this year, demonstrating the university’s commitment to excellence in this field.
Potential areas of expertise include but are not limited to:
Relationship between physical activity or exercise and brain cognitive function as this relates to aging, injury, and clinical populations
Expertise and use of advanced neuroscience brain imaging and measurement techniques
Neuromuscular control of posture and locomotion
Role of sensorimotor integration in understanding aging, disease, and skilled performance

This is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a competitive start-up package and salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Kinesiology or related field at the time of appointment.
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 the full announcement and to submit your application materials, go to:
For more information about this position, please contact Richard van Emmerik, PhD,, Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst.

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.
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