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Assistant Professor of Biomechanics and Human Movement

Assistant Professor
06 Nov 2019
06 Nov 2019
New Brunswick, NJ
United States
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Position: Assistant Professor of Biomechanics and Human Movement

Department: School of Arts & Sciences, Kinesiology and Health

Campus: Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Home Location Campus: Douglass

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Posting Number: 19FA2279

Posting Open Date: 11/4/2019

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The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Rutgers University – New Brunswick invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level, to begin fall 2020. We are seeking candidates with research interests in Biomechanics and Human Movement that expand or complement other existing areas of expertise within the department. This is one of two new tenure-track faculty positions in the areas of Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology, and one new non-tenure track faculty position in Sports Management, demonstrating the University’s commitment to building excellence in Kinesiology and Health. Competitive candidates will be broadly trained in areas such as the mechanical principles underlying movement, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal function, and movement disorders. This is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment with a competitive start-up package and salary range commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Kinesiology and Health in the School of Arts and Sciences. Our Department is a unit of the Division of Life Sciences ( that also includes the Departments of Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Genetics, and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. The Division supports university wide research centers such as the W.M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience and the Center for Exercise and Aging, and collaborates with Centers and Institutes such as the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, The Waksman Institute, and the Brain Health Institute, as well as the basic and clinical sciences departments of the medical school.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·         Establish and develop an active research program supported by federal and state funding agencies, foundations, and/or industry collaborators.

·         Teach relevant undergraduate and graduate level courses in Kinesiology.

·         Oversee graduate theses and dissertations, and undergraduate independent studies and honors projects.

·         Serve on departmental, school and university committees or boards, as assigned, elected, or based on interests.


·         Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Biomechanics, or a closely related field.

·        The successful candidate will have post-doctoral training or independent research experience, publication record, and demonstrated potential to secure extramural research funding to support the development of an independent research program.

·        Candidates are expected demonstrate the potential for successful mentoring of graduate students, and excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in human movement biomechanics and courses in their chosen area of expertise.

·        Interpersonal and communication skills that promote multi-disciplinary collaborations in research and program development are essential.

Additional Information:

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2020

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2019 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 questions regarding the application process, please contact Monica Rears (

Questions about the positions can be directed to the chair of the Department Dr. Labros Sidossis (

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