NMRL Associate Professor/Professor

Employer
University of Pittsburgh
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of associate professor or professor to serve as a key member of a multi-disciplinary research team focused on human performance optimization and musculoskeletal injury prevention at the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Reseach Center (NMRL/WHPRC, www.nmrl.pitt.edu). 

Required qualifications include:

  • earned doctorate in sports medicine, biomechanics, kinesiology, nutrition, exercise physiology, athletic training, physical therapy or related field 
  • previous experience teaching and conducting research at the collegiate level

Special emphasis will be given to individuals with a background in nutrition science as well as experience working with the Department of Defense and/or military populations. Additional responsibilities will include:

  • developing curricula focusing on personalized nutrition and nutrition recovery to supplement existing coursework in the graduate and undergraduate programs in Nutrition, MS programs in Sports Medicine and Sports Science, and PhD program in Health and Rehabilitation Science
  • participation in department, school, and university governance
  • professional development and service

The successful candidate must have a proven record of teaching and mentoring of students at the collegiate level and scholarship as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and successful grantsmanship, demonstrating the ability to advance an independent line of research. The incumbent must also have a desire to conduct applied and translational research related to precision nutrition and/or injury prevention that is consistent with the mission of the department and the NMRL/WHPRC, which is to mitigate musculoskeletal injuries and optimize human performance by conducting innovative, multi-disciplinary, basic and applied research providing evidence and translating scientific knowledge to enhance clinical decisions and education. The laboratory has a specific focus on Department of Defense and military human performance optimization, as well as injury prevention research in active and athletic populations. 

The NMRL/WHPRC is the applied research facility for the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The laboratory is a state-of-the-science facility encompassign 11,600 square feet of space and is equipped with motion analysis capabilities for specific task and sport analyses, as well as sports physiology, proprioception, postural stability, and strength assessments. The laboratory also includes Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA), a high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT), a biochemistry laboratory, and a neurobiology laboratory. 

Qualifications for Associate Professor rank include the following:
  • Earned research doctorate of appropriate professional doctorate in sports medicine, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, athletic training, physical therapy, nutrition, or related field
  • Productive program of independent research and scholarly activity that addresses significant problems in area(s) of specialization
  • Demonstrated excellence in research and scholarship, evidenced by extramural funding record, peer-reviewed scientific publications, and/or research presentations
  • Participation as scientific journal reviewer, on national research consensus panels, and/or review committees, and/or as reviewer for local/national granting agencies 
  • Previous experience teaching at the collegiate level for a minimum of three (3) years
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a particular interest or experience working with the Department of Defense and/or military populations
Qualifications for Professor rank include the following:
  • Earned research doctorate of appropriate professional doctorate in sports medicine, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, athletic training, physical therapy, nutrition, or related field
  • Evidence of having exceeded the standards described for the rank of Associate Professor, resulting in the attainment of superior stature and national/international reputation in the field of knowledge and learning, as it relates to research and teaching

In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2021.

Review of applications and interviewing of candidates will commence at this time and until the position is filled. Compensation package will be commensurate with experience and include all benefits such as health insurance, retirement, and tuition discounts at the University of Pittsburgh for both self and family.

Specific questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dr. Bradley C. Nindl, NMRL/WHPRC director, at bnindl@pitt.edu. Application materials including a cover letter stating interest, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) professional references should be submitted through Talent Center (join.pitt.edu ref # 21000979)

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets