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Assistant Professor- Biomechanics

The College of Health Solutions and the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion (SNHP) at Arizona State University (ASU) are seeking a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of assistant professor in the area of biomechanics. This position is a nine-month academic year position. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to biomechanics and/or motor control. SNHP is particularly interested in individuals who can make a significant contribution to the program’s overarching theme of research involving health and disease across the lifespan with a focus on biomechanics of human movement. Responsibilities for this position include developing a successful research program (60% which moves to 40% after two years), teaching undergraduate and graduate courses and mentoring students in research (20% which moves to 40% after two years), and providing service to the program and university as well as to the community and profession (20%). The ideal candidate will present evidence of a successful research trajectory, including a strong publication record and evidence of grantsmanship consistent with rank, and a strong commitment to high quality teaching and student mentoring. The anticipated appointment date is August 2018.

SNHP supports academic programs in Kinesiology (KIN), Exercise and Wellness (EXW), Nutrition (NTR) and Health Education Health Promotion (HEHP). Besides multiple undergraduate programs, SNHP also offers programs leading to MS in Exercise and Wellness, MS in Clinical Exercise Physiology, MS in Nutrition, MS in Obesity Prevention and Management, and an Interdisciplinary PhD in Exercise and Nutritional Sciences. 

 The College of Health Solutions is dedicated to translating scientific advances to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. The college’s research programs encompass basic/discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science, and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, the CHS focus is to use interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the complex systems that underpin all health problems for the goal of improving health outcomes of the population. This includes behavioral health, biomedical diagnostics, biomedical informatics, executive education, exercise science, health promotion, health sciences, kinesiology, medical studies, nutrition, population health, the science of health care delivery, and speech and hearing science. Our programs are offered at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix, Tempe, West and Lake Havasu campuses, as well as on Mayo Clinic’s Scottsdale campus.

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation (three years in a row). 

For additional information regarding ASU, the College of Health Solutions, and School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, go to: http://about.asu.edu/ and https://chs.asu.edu

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science or related field with a specialization in biomechanics, motor control or rehabilitation science
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively teach biomechanics courses at both the undergraduate- and graduate-level.
  • Demonstrated record of publication in highly regarded peer-reviewed academic journals.
  • A record of obtaining external grant funding or a strong promise for obtaining future external funding

Desired Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Translational research interests with applications toward injury prevention and/or neuro-rehabilitation
  • Ability to mentor undergraduate, master, and doctoral students in research projects, including masters- level applied theses
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with colleagues

Application Deadline and Procedures

Initial close date for the position is 2/12/18. Applications are reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.

To apply, click http://apply.interfolio.com/47824  to submit the following: 

  • A letter of interest addressed to Dr. Barbara Ainsworth (Barbara.Ainsworth@asu.edu) including your qualifications, and professional experience,
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process.


 If you have questions regarding the recruitment process, please contact Carolyn Paige at Carolyn.paige@asu.edu.

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law  (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and www.asu.edu/titleIX/.)