International Society of Biomechanics
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Assistant Professor of Instruction

12 Jul 2021
12 Jul 2021
Austin, TX
United States
The University of Texas at Austin

Position Description

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education at The University of Texas at Austin is accepting applications from qualified individuals for a full-time, Assistant Professor of Instruction position. This is a 12 month, non-tenure-track position with 50% teaching and 50% laboratory managing duties. Successful candidates for this position will have the appropriate academic preparation to teach Biomechanics courses in the Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science (MCRS) program area and have strong biomechanical laboratory technical skills. Primary responsibilities include: teaching undergraduate and graduate biomechanics courses, coordinating MCRS core laboratory schedules, maintaining core MCRS research spaces, and troubleshooting equipment issues. Responsibilities may also include the supervision of Teaching Assistants and/or student aides. Renewal for a second year is possible.

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A PhD degree in biomechanics and/or movement science is preferred, but an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience maybe substituted as appropriate. Applicants should have teaching experiences in biomechanics courses and be familiar with biomechanical laboratory equipment including motion capture system and electromyography recording devices. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise teaching to a diverse set of individuals at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, current vita and names/contact information of three references and a Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help to address education and health disparities  via Interfolio by July 23, 2021.  The start date is Aug 15, 2021. Verification of academic credentials will be required. Female and minority candidates are especially invited to apply. Security sensitive position; a background check will be conducted on selected applicant.

Shannon LaFevers, in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education, is assisting with this search process and can be reached at (512) 232-6023 or by email: if you have application submission questions.  For information about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair, Lisa Griffin, PhD, at 512-4712-2786 or by email:

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The College of Education

The College of Education is working to Reimagine Education and has identified three signature impact areas of focus: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Education and Health; Attending to Place and Context; and Thriving Through Transitions and we seek scholars whose work will support these impact areas. (More information on Reimagining Education can be found here.) In particular, we recognize that the growth of the Latino/a community is driving demographic shifts across the country, including in Texas where more than 40% of all state residents are Latino/a. This demographic reality increases the urgency of critically examining disparities in education and health outcomes for the Latino/a community, particularly given that 21% of this population lives below the poverty line and nearly 53% of Texas public school students are Latino/a - three-quarters of whom are labeled as economically disadvantaged by the Texas Education Agency. We are addressing these disparities through a multi-level strategy.

The College of Education, ranked among the top 5 public colleges of education in the country, promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities. Applicants should also have a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring with a focus on enhancing equity and inclusion in the field and in practice.

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

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Department of Kinesiology and Health Education shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR ยงยง 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.