Assistant Professor (67063)



UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

College of Health and Human Performance

Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR FACULTY POSITION IN MOVEMENT DEVELOPMENT/NEUROSCIENCE

The Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). The candidate will contribute to the academic areas including biomechanics, motor neuroscience, neurophysiology, orthopedics and/or musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in physiology, biophysics, neuroscience, exercise physiology, kinesiology, engineering, biomechanics, or another appropriate field, and postdoctoral training is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must have a promising or distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments, success or promise in obtaining extramural funding for research, and excellent promise for teaching. Applicants should also have strong communication skills along with a commitment to integrity, academic excellence, and professional service. The committee strongly encourages applications and nominations of women and persons of underrepresented groups. UF has a competitive salary and benefits package. Department faculty may also be eligible for summer salary.

We are seeking a candidate who can complement and extend our current department research strengths in physiology and motor neuroscience, which includes neuromuscular physiology, movement disorders, brain health, muscle biology, cardiovascular physiology, chronic pain, and stroke. With 33 full time faculty and staff, the Department is one of the premier applied physiology, kinesiology, or exercise science programs with nationally and internationally recognized research. It has an established history of research excellence with over $4M in total research expenditures supported by NIH, NSF, NASA, DoD, industry, and foundations. The Department currently enrolls approximately 1200 students (1000 undergraduate, 200 graduate) and is housed in start-of-the-art research facilities and lecture halls. The extensive dedicated research space includes 8,869 sq. ft. for animal research and 7,839 sq. ft. for human research. Cutting-edge and ample laboratory space is available to support the candidate, alongside existing laboratories including several shared core facilities with state-of-the art equipment for electrophysiology, locomotion, exercise training and motor performance evaluation, cell culture, molecular biology, biochemical analyses, and neuroimaging analyses. Opportunities for collaborative research exist not only in the Department, but also across the University campus, where there is broad expertise in physiological disciplines organized through the College of Medicine, Center for Exercise Science, Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Disease, Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration, Myology Institute, Institute of Aging, Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics, Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, Nanoscience Institute for Medical and Engineering Technology, and the McKnight Brain Institute.

The University of Florida is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university. UF is a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization comprising the top public and private institutions in North America, and UF is in the Top 10 of Public Universities in the United States. With an enrollment of over 50,000 students annually, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. Thousands of projects were funded with a record $836 million in research awards to the University of Florida for the last fiscal year. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes, and opportunities for many outdoor activities, with moderate temperatures almost all year round. Gainesville has an excellent school system, with a number of public schools ranked highly in the state and nation.

The Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK) at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications for a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track). The candidate will contribute to the academic areas including biomechanics, motor neuroscience, neurophysiology, orthopedics and/or musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in physiology, biophysics, neuroscience, exercise physiology, kinesiology, engineering, biomechanics, or another appropriate field, and postdoctoral training is strongly preferred. The successful candidate must have a promising or distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments, success or promise in obtaining extramural funding for research, and excellent promise for teaching. Applicants should also have strong communication skills along with a commitment to integrity, academic excellence, and professional service. The committee strongly encourages applications and nominations of women and persons of underrepresented groups. UF has a competitive salary and benefits package. Department faculty may also be eligible for summer salary.

This is a 9-month tenure accruing position. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. We will accept applications until December 1, 2020 and we will begin evaluation of candidates by December 5, 2020. All applications must be submitted on-line at https://jobs.ufl.edu/ and should include a copy of the following: (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant’s qualifications, (2) complete curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research interests and goals, and (4) names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. The start date is August 15, 2021, or as negotiated at time of contract. Send inquiries and nominations to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Evangelos Christou at eachristou@ufl.edu or phone at (352) 294-1719.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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