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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science

Assistant or Associate Professor
21 Sep 2021
21 Sep 2021
Austin, TX
United States
University of Texas at Austin

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science


College/School/Unit: College of Education


Department: Kinesiology and Health Education


Posted: Sep 7, 2021


Apply By: Open until filled




Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science, University of Texas at Austin


The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Kinesiology & Health Education is seeking a faculty member in Movement and Cognitive Rehabilitation Science with specialization in biomechanics at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The mission of the program is to advance core knowledge of biomechanical and neuromuscular control of human movement and to translate this knowledge into improvement of clinical outcomes across diverse populations. Collaborations exist within the area and with faculty in medicine, mechanical and biomedical engineering, neuroscience, psychology, physiology, nutrition and public health. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education has a robust undergraduate and graduate program and is committed to a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and are seeking candidates whose research, teaching, and service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity, inclusivity and excellence. Through the College of Education's Reimagine Education initiative, our signature impacts guide our research, teaching, and service:


The College of Education promotes the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. MCRS has active collaborations with Seton and St. Davids Hospitals. 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 are expected to have a demonstrated track record of research excellence, including a strong record of refereed publications and a history of extramural funding and/or potential to obtain extramural funding. 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.


The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship state-university of Texas. It values and supports interdisciplinary research and, with the Dell Medical School, it provides outstanding access to clinical populations, including those historically underserved in research and medicine, across the lifespan and opportunities for collaboration with world-renowned medical faculty. Austin, Texas is an exciting, welcoming, and inclusive city with the reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World with many parks and lakes that are popular for hiking, running, biking, and water-activities including swimming and boating.


The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, compensation appropriate to rank and experience, expansive laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities.




Required Qualifications:


• Ph.D. or MD in kinesiology, rehabilitation science, biomechanics, bio-engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field.

• Record or potential for scholarly leadership in clinical biomechanics research with applications to areas such as: neuromuscular control/learning, neurological/musculoskeletal impairments, changes across the lifespan from pediatrics/adolescence to older adults.

• Demonstrated record of, or high potential for, securing extramural research funding.

• Experience or capacity to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds and advance the College's mission of equity and excellence.

• For a hire at the Associate Professor level with tenure, applicants should have an excellent record of scholarship as well as a strong, on-going record of extramural funding.


The ideal candidate will have experience with, or potential to work with diverse clinical populations/clinical trials, and a research agenda that will leverage our core biomechanics/motor control and learning laboratories. Available key equipment include: a Motek gait system, V-Gait 3D instrumented split-belt treadmill and Virtual Reality system, multiple force plates for over ground assessment, Delsys EMG, and Vicon motion capture systems. These are complimented by a departmentally-controlled, 2,500 sq. ft. exercise training facility along with core physiology laboratories to support a range of biochemical assays, metabolic rate, body composition (DXA). There is also availability of fMRI and PET-CT at the Imaging Research Center on campus.


Application Instructions




To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by October 25, 2021. Review of applications continue until the position is filled.


Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system:


• Cover Letter with contact information

• Full C.V.

• Research Statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction

• Teaching Statement

• Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help to address education and health disparities.

• Up to 3 representative publications

• A list of 3 references with contact information


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Applications will be submitted via the University of Texas' Interfolio By Committee web portal. If you do not have a Dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. If you have questions about using Interfolio, please email or call (877) 997-8807.


For questions regarding the application process, please contact Shannon LaFevers (512) 232-6023 or Questions about the positions can be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Lisa Griffin at


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


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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