Assistant Professor of Biomechanics

Louisiana State University
Louisiana, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description: The School of Kinesiology announces the availability of a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Biomechanics with a commitment to teaching excellence, scholarly productivity, and service. The appointment will be effective August 15, 2022.


Websites:  The Louisiana State University (LSU) website address is The Kinesiology website address is


Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or a related field and possess a willingness to work with other faculty on collaborative projects. Expectations of the ideal candidate include the ability to develop an externally funded research program which will complement the current research foci of the faculty members in motor behavior and kinesiology. Candidates must possess an aptitude to teach undergraduate classes in biomechanics and graduate courses related to their expertise. Desired abilities also include the aptitude to teach motor learning, motor development, and/or neuromotor control. Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate students and performing professional service to the university, community, and profession. Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with current external funding and/or post-doctoral experience with a research focus that is both unique and augments current faculty research foci, such as motor behavior/biomechanics across the life span, motor behavioral/biomechanical aspects of physical training and/or safety, assistive robotics, and/or rehabilitation.


Responsibilities:  (1) Conduct scholarly research; (2) teach undergraduate and graduate classes; (3) advise graduate students; (4) direct theses and dissertations; (5) seek external support for scholarly activities aimed at building an externally funded research program; and (6) perform service to the school, college, university, and profession.


Rank:  Assistant Professor.


Salary:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Application Deadline: Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, candidates’ materials should be submitted by November 15th.


Special Instructions:

Applications should include a letter of application including previous university teaching experience, a research statement, a current curriculum vita, copies of graduate study transcripts, and the names and contact information of at least three people who could be asked to write letters of recommendation. Application materials should be uploaded under the Resume/CV header of your Workday application.

Questions should be directed to:

Jan M. Hondzinski, Ph.D. (
Marc Dalecki, Ph.D (
Biomechanics Search Committee Co-chairs
School of Kinesiology
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803-7101

  Additional Position Information: Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

Benefits - LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!

  LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures and experiences. To learn more about how LSU is committed to diversity and inclusivity, please see LSU’s Diversity Statement and Roadmap. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management (

COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol: LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.

HCM Contact Information: Questions or concerns can be directed to the LSU Human Resources Management Office at 225-578-8200 or emailed

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