Position: The Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University seeks a Tenure Track Scholar in the College of Education and Human Development and the University within the broad field of Exercise Biomechanics. Candidates would be expected to make a transformative impact on the Department and University, and strengthen ties with areas of critical mass within Kinesiology, Athletics, the Integrative Life Sciences, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and the College of Medicine. Expertise of the candidates is expected to encompass, but not exclusive to, one or more of the following areas: gait and motion biomechanics, motor neuroscience, neuromuscular disease, neurodegenerative disorders, mechanotransduction, orthopedics/material science, tissue biomechanics, hydrogel technology, NASA/space life science, and/or aging/lifespan. Specific courses taught will be determined based on faculty content expertise and experience, as well as need of the academic unit. All tenure-track faculty are expected to teach six credit hours per semester, but reductions are granted for Assistant Professors and those utilizing external grant funds.
Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor
Qualifications: The Exercise Biomechanics Scholar position will target a high profile or transformative tenure-track faculty with high impact scholarship, and a record of active grant support from NIH and/or other federal agencies.
Responsibilities: Maintain a cutting-edge research agenda funded by federal grants; recruit and train grant-supported post-doctoral fellows and doctoral students; maintain a national presence in the appropriate professional societies.
Appointment: Nine-month tenure-track position with a start date of August 2019. Salary, benefits and compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Location: Texas A&M is located in the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a population of nearly 255,000, and is conveniently located in a triangle formed by Dallas, Houston, and Austin. The area boasts a low cost of living, a sun-belt environment, and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country. Texas A&M is a flagship land grant, sea grant, and space grant university, ranked #2 nationally on the list of Best Schools of 2017 by schools.com, 17th in the nation for research expenditures by National Science Foundation, and 27th among all public universities in the nation. Texas A&M is the largest university in Texas with more than 58,000 students on the College Station campus. TAMU is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, one of only 63 research institutions with this distinction. Texas A&M University includes highly regarded programs in kinesiology, engineering, medicine, rural public health, and veterinary medicine.
Application Process: To apply, please submit the following using one of the links below: (1) letter of application, (2) current, comprehensive vitae and (3) names, addresses (including email) and telephone numbers of three references.
External Applicants: If you are not a Texas A&M System employee please visit our External Career Site: https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMU_External
Internal Applicants: If you are a Texas A&M System employee, please visit our Internal Career Site: https://jobs.tamu.edu/internal-applicants/
Review Date: Review of candidates will begin on November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions about this position should be submitted directly to the committee chair:
James D. Fluckey, Professor
Search Committee Chair
Texas A&M University: http://www.tamu.edu
Department of Health & Kinesiology: http://hlknweb.tamu.edu/
Division of Kinesiology: http://hlknweb.tamu.edu/divisions/division-kinesiology