The Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications for a position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center. The candidate must hold an earned doctorate in sports medicine, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise physiology, athletic training, applied physiology, physical therapy, nutrition, or related discipline. The candidate must have desire to conduct applied research that is consistent with the mission of the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition. Strong consideration will be given to all candidates with scientific acumen relevant to injury prevention and human physical performance optimization. Special consideration will be given to candidates who are well-trained in more than one of the areas described above and have an understanding of knee, shoulder, ankle, and lower back injuries. Areas in which the NMRL/WHPRC are planning to expand include, influences of brain/cognition on injury mechanisms, effects and understanding of biomarkers on injury and performance optimization adaptations, and novel clinical rehabilitation techniques and return to duty/play from musculoskeletal and head injuries. The successful candidate must possess strong scholarly accomplishments and potential as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications, grantmanship, and involvement in professional organizations and will be expected to establish a robust and externally-funded research program. The candidate should also have experience in teaching and mentoring graduate student researchers. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and all benefits including health insurance, retirement benefits, and tuition discounts at the University of Pittsburgh for both self and family. The position will be a 10 month appointment in the tenure stream in the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The NMRL/WHPRC is the applied research facility of the University of Pittsburgh Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition and has an established history of conducting and publishing research relevant to neuromuscular and biomechanical assessment of musculoskeletal injury and pathology. This work has been applied to better understand injury prevention and human performance optimization in military populations as well. The NMRL/WHPRC is housed in a new 11,500 square foot laboratory and is staffed by a multidisciplinary research team of faculty and graduate students including athletic trainers, physical therapists, exercise physiologists, biomechanists, registered dieticians, and epidemiologists. Additional information describing the mission of the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition and ongoing research activities at the NMRL/WHPRC can be found at www.nmrl.pitt.edu.
Application Process: Specific questions can be addressed to search committee chair, Dr. Bradley Nindl (email@example.com), Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory/Warrior Human Performance Research Center. Application materials including a cover letter stating interest and describing research intent and agenda, curriculum vitae, three representative publications, and three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Ms.Susan Casino at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 18, 2016. The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (www.shrs.pitt.edu) at the University of Pittsburgh has been rated by USA Today as the number one school in the US for student wanting to earn a degree in the health sciences and the city of Pittsburgh has been historically rated as one the most livable cities in the US by Forbes and The Economist magazines. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer for Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled.
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