Assistant Professor - Biomechanics

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 25, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Summary

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Georgia invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Biomechanics to begin in Fall 2023. The Department seeks to hire a faculty member that will engage in high quality research and instruct biomechanics courses.

The Assistant Professor in the area of biomechanics will:
  • Develop and maintain a rigorous program of scholarly research and publication using novel biomechanical approaches
  • Seek extramural grants
  • Instruct undergraduate and/or graduate courses
  • Mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students in research
  • Provide service to the University, state, and the field
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit the following:
  • Cover letter
    • Doctoral candidate applicants should specifically highlight unique qualifications that prepare them to develop a research program at UGA
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of future research plans (3-page maximum)
  • Statement of teaching abilities, approaches, and interests (2-page maximum)
  • Statement of diversity, equity, and inclusion (2-page maximum)
  • Names and contact information for 3-5 professional references
Candidates will be evaluated beginning October 15, 2022, and until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Julianne Schmidt at . Transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists.

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Assistant Professor - Biomechanics



About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education ( MFECOE ) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA’s first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

The Department of Kinesiology has 25 full‐time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of athletic training, sport management, exercise science, and health and physical education. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments and teaching excellence. The Department has excellent resources, facilities, and collaboration opportunities related to biomechanics. Current faculty members in the Department conduct research focusing on cerebral palsy, concussions, aging, disabilities, musculoskeletal injuries, hand dexterity, motor control, and on-field head impact biomechanics, which would allow this faculty member vast opportunities for collaboration while simultaneously establishing a new research program. The Department has exceptional facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus.

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Benefits Eligible


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Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

An earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in biomechanics or related field by the position start date

Additional Requirements

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preference will be given to candidates who:
  • Have one year or more of postdoctoral training (or equivalent) as of August, 2023
  • Have one year or more of experience teaching undergraduate and/or graduate biomechanics courses with evidence of teaching excellence
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a nationally and internationally recognized research program or evidence of potential to do so
  • Have an outstanding research record, including – but not limited to – extramural funding and publications with a focus on biomechanics in clinical populations
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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


  • Develop and maintain a rigorous program of scholarly research and publication using novel biomechanical approaches
  • Seek extramural grants
  • Instruct undergraduate and/or graduate courses
  • Mentor undergraduate and/or graduate students in research
  • Provide service to the University, state, and the field
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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Documents #1
  4. List of References with Contact Information
  5. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  6. Research Portfolio/Philosophy
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