Post-doc in Neural control of primate grasp – Newcastle University

Post-doc in Neural control of primate grasp

Salary: £29,301 – £38,183
Closing Date: 12 July 2017

Based in the Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University, you will be responsible for the day-to-day running of this project, which seeks to define the relative contributions of cortical and sub-cortical centres to different types of grasp. You will assist in behavioural training of animals and in implant surgeries, and will then gather electrophysiological recordings of neural activity during task performance. You will carry out analysis of these recordings, and then prepare publication quality figures and the first draft of manuscripts reporting the findings.

Prior experience of primate neuroscience, including behavioural training and assessment, would be an advantage but is not required.

A strong academic background to PhD level is essential, and prior knowledge of motor systems neuroscience, as well as good computational and quantitative skills would be an advantage. Excellent team skills are required to liaise with the many staff members with roles in this project, and a strong commitment to animal welfare and 3Rs.

Tenable for 3 years.

Informal enquiries to stuart.baker@ncl.ac.uk

Web site with further information and application:
http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BCB949/a74919r-ion-research-associate-neural-control-of-grasp-in-primates/

PhD position: Neural mechanisms underlying the interlimb transfer of motor learning, with Dr SARLEGNA and Prof. FELICIAN in Marseille, France

PhD position: Neural mechanisms underlying the interlimb transfer of motor learning, with Dr SARLEGNA and Prof. FELICIAN in Marseille, France

We are seeking a candidate for a PhD fellowship to work in collaboration with Dr. Fabrice SARLEGNA (Institute of Movement Sciences) and Pr. Olivier FELICIAN (Institute of Systems Neuroscience) in Marseille, France. The aim of the project is to study the neural mechanisms underlying the intermanual transfer of sensorimotor adaptation. More specifically, the proposed approach is to assess the motor skills of healthy individuals and patients with lesions of the corpus callosum. Motion capture and neuroimaging techniques will be used, and in addition to providing additional fundamental knowledge, the project should contribute to a better assessment of neurological diseases and to the optimization of motor learning in the context of rehabilitation. The position is funded by the DOC2AMU program of Aix-Marseille University, the largest university in France and the Francophone world.
Detailed information about the project and its scientific rationale is available on the website:
http://doc2amu.univ-amu.fr/en/neural-mechanisms-underlying-the-interlimb-transfer-of-motor-learning

Due to the international specifity of the DOC2AMU program, we are looking for individuals who have not been in France for more than 12 monthd in the last 3 years. Detailed information about the funding and eligibility conditions
http://doc2amu.univ-amu.fr/en/what-is-doc2amu

You will be in charge of conducting research experiments on healthy individuals and neurological patients. Duties will consist in attending professional meetings, recruiting and interviewing research subjects, assisting in the design of psychophysical and neurophysiological experiments, preparing the experimental equipment and protocol, recording and analyzing data, drafting oral presentations and research manuscripts, all under the supervision of F. Sarlegna and O. Felician.
You must hold (or be in the process of completing) a Masters degree or equivalent in neuroscience or affiliated specialties such as biomedical engineering, neuropsychology, experimental psychology, human motor control… Applicants from other relevant backgrounds in engineering, physics or computing science will also be considered provided they demonstrate additional qualifications in neuroscience.
Experience with programming (e.g. Matlab), data collection and analysis (including statistics) and/or human neuroscience techniques (fMRI) is desirable. Applicants should have excellent organizational skills, be highly motivated and enjoy working in a vibrant collaborative research environment. They should be able to communicate effectively in English, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills. The ability or desire to speak French is a plus considering the experiments with patients. Critically, applicants should be passionate about using their expertise for the benefit of patients for whom cross-disciplinary science has the potential to have a positive impact.
You willl work within a team of researchers and clinicians to publish in peer-reviewed journals and disseminate your work at both national and international conferences. International mobility for conferences and coursework are covered by the DOC2AMU program, which also covers research costs and travel costs between Marseille and your place of origin. The program is funded by the the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action within the H2020 Research and Innovation program of the European Union, by the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur and the A*MIDEX Foundation.

Some additional advantages
• 3-year PhD fellowship remunerated above that of a standard French PhD contract with a monthly net salary of approximately 1625€/month.
• Support in the administrative procedures.
• Reserved rooms in university housing.
• Several activities to promote integration in the local student life and cultural activities.
• French language courses covered by the fellowship.

We value diversity and welcome any application.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at fabrice.sarlegna [ chez ] univ-amu.fr
Please apply online for the position before April 8, 2017 on the DOC2AMU website which is well documented with a detailed guideline for applicants,
Best wishes,
Fabrice SARLEGNA and Olivier FELICIAN

About Aix-Marseille University:
Aix-Marseille University is in France the largest university by the number of its students, its staff and its budget. This has made Aix-Marseille University an institution of higher education and excellent research, with international ambitions.
Aix-Marseille University is multidisciplinary as it offers training in all disciplines: Arts, Literature, Languages and Humanities; Law and Political Science; Economics and Management ; Health; Science and Technology. An intensive research site in collaboration with leading organizations, AMU is one of the French sites of excellence recognized by an international jury as part of Future Investments. AMU is also among the sites labeled “Operation Campus”, with 500 million euros in capital mobilized to renovate and modernize its university campuses. AMU helps developing research, training and employability of students, while creating a privileged link with the socio-economic world.

http://www.univ-amu.fr/en/university

PhD Projects in Computational Movement Neuroscience – University of Auckland

PhD Projects in Computational Movement Neuroscience

PhD funding for two positions at the University of Auckland is available from the Laboratory for Animate Technologies, in conjunction with the Movement Neuroscience Laboratory. The overall goal of this work is to develop a neuromusculoskeletal simulation of the human motor control system, incorporated into BabyX, an artificially intelligent, interactive toddler. The simulation will generate realistic human movements in response to its environment, and have layers that recreate the electrophysiological behaviour of the brain, to replicate experimental findings such as EEG, TMS, and intracortical recording and stimulation.

The funding will cover tuition fees and the standard doctoral stipend of NZ$27,000 p.a.. The work will be supervised by Dr Angus McMorland (Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Science), and co-supervised by Assoc. Prof. Mark Sagar (Director of the Laboratory for Animate Technologies, Auckland Bioengineering Institute), Dr Mark Trew (Auckland Bioengineering Institute), and Asst. Prof. Steven Chase (Biomedical Engineering & Centre for the Neural Basis of Cognition, Carnegie Mellon University).

Applicants should have a Masters degree, Bachelors degree with Honours, or higher. This is a cross-disciplinary study and an applicant is unlikely to already have all the necessary skills, but should have experience in some of the following: neurophysiology or biomechanics (biomedical science, physiology, or exercise science), computational modelling (computer science or engineering science), or complex systems (mathematics).

Applications should include an academic transcript, statement of research interests, description of previous research, and references. Applications will be received until the positions are filled, but may go early if suitable candidates are found.

Send all correspondence to: Dr Angus McMorland a.mcmorland@auckland.ac.nz.

Post-doctoral position in sensorimotor learning and control of speech production – University of Washington

 

 Post-doctoral position in sensorimotor learning and control of speech production

 

The Laboratory for Speech Physiology and Motor Control (PI Ludo Max, Ph.D.) at the University of Washington (Seattle) announces an open post-doctoral position in the areas of sensorimotor integration and sensorimotor learning for speech production. The position will involve experimental work on both typical speech and stuttering. The lab is located in the University of Washington’s Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and has additional affiliations with the Graduate Program in Neuroscience and the Department of Bioengineering. See http://faculty.washington.edu/ludomax/lab/ for more information.
The successful candidate will use speech sensorimotor adaptation paradigms (with digital signal processing perturbations applied to the real-time auditory feedback or mechanical forces applied to the jaw by a robotic device) to investigate aspects of learning and control in stuttering and nonstuttering adults and children. In addition, the candidate will use electroencephalographic (EEG) techniques to investigate auditory-motor interactions during speech movement planning in the same populations.

 

The position is initially for one year (a second-year extension is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance and productivity) with a preferred starting date in the spring or early summer of 2017. Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree by the start of the appointment. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, cognitive/behavioral neuroscience, motor control/kinesiology, biomedical engineering, communication disorders/speech science, and related fields, are encouraged to apply.
We seek a candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills who is strongly motivated and has substantial computer programming experience (in particular MATLAB and/or R).
For more information, please contact lab director Ludo Max, Ph.D. (LudoMax@uw.edu). Applications can be submitted to the same e-mail address. Interested candidates should submit (a) a cover letter describing their research experiences, interests, and goals, (b) a curriculum vitae, (c) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references, and (d) reprints of relevant journal publications.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

 

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Motor Control Position – California State University

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SACRAMENTO

A Premier Metropolitan University, the Campus of Choice for Student, Faculty, Staff, and the Community

Announcement of Vacancy Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Motor Control Position #101825 Department of Kinesiology and Health Science Beginning Fall Semester 2017

California State University, Sacramento is seeking an Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science who is prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in motor control and/or motor learning, participate in curriculum development in the Exercise Science concentration, advise undergraduate and graduate students, develop a successful research and scholarly record, participate in both internal and external professional service activities, and demonstrate collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement. A doctorate in Motor Control, Neuromuscular Physiology, or related field is required; with ABD candidates considered if doctoral degree will be completed by August 2017. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of effective university teaching, postdoctoral experience in a laboratory specializing in motor control and exercise, a record of peer reviewed publications and external grant activity in neuromuscular physiology of exercise and/or exercise effects on the central nervous system with focus in human performance, disease prevention, rehabilitation, aging/learning, or memory, experience working with diverse student populations, ability to work with graduate students through thesis supervision, and knowledge of assessment/accreditation (ACSM) of exercise science programs.

See websites:

http://www.csus.edu/hr/jobs/index.html

or http://csucareers.calstate.edu/ for further information.

Please direct questions only to: Dr. Rodney Imamura, Search Committee Chair, at (916) 278-7477; or email rimamura@csus.edu

AA/EEO. Clery Act Statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Background check required (including criminal).

Tenure-Track Faculty Kinesiology and Recreation Administration: Exercise Science Humboldt State University

Tenure-Track Faculty Kinesiology and Recreation Administration: Exercise Science
Humboldt State University
Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Tenure-Track Position Starting August 2017
Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
JOB #7719
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state.
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in exercise science and health promotion.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointees qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/Salary-Schedule.xls.
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:www.calstate.edu/Benefits/Summaries/2007_Faculty-Unit%203.pdf.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• Potential for effective teaching in kinesiology/exercise science/health promotion;
• Record of, or potential for, research and scholarly activity involving students;
• Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
• Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses to diverse students (majors, general education students, etc.); and
• Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
• Record of, or potential for building successful partnerships with community health agencies.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
• Hold advanced certification or training in health promotion, health education or wellness;
• Interest and ability to develop external funding proposals.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit:
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: Health Related Behavior Change, Community and Population Health, Design & Implementation of Health Promotion Programs, Exercise Physiology, Fitness assessment and Exercise Prescription, Foundations of Kinesiology, Senior Seminar, Research Methods, and Evaluation Techniques. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching, research & scholarship with graduate and undergraduate students, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration houses undergraduate programs in Kinesiology and Recreation Administration and a graduate program in Kinesiology. The Kinesiology major has 500 major and minor students. Additional information about the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/kra/.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
• Letter of application;
• Curriculum vita
• Application for Academic Employment: https://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/757;
• Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
• Names and contact information of three professional references
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
Signed letters of recommendation may be e-mailed or mailed separately from the other application materials.
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7719.
Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration, or Humboldt State University to:
Dr. Rock Braithwaite, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4543
In letter of application, please refer to Job # 7719.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 15, 2016. Early response is encouraged.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position. All CSU employees are obligated to respond to and report incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. The successful candidate for this position will be mandated to receive relevant training on an annual basis. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status. If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or mailto:hsuhr@humboldt.edu.
Job #7719
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Human Resources
Siemens Hall – Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education – or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at http://www.humboldt.edu.
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Tenure Track Instructional Faculty – Kinesiology & Health Science at California State University

Campus Information
California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor’s degree in 58 disciplines, the master’s degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

Hiring Dept. Information
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is housed within the College of Health and Human Services.  The Kinesiology program offers a Bachelor of Science degree with two concentrations of study in Exercise Science and Physical Education, a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, a Master of Science with two concentrations of study (Exercise Science and Movement Studies), and a Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Certificate.  Two minor programs, Coaching and Supplementary Authorization in Physical Education, are also available.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university.  At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority.  In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community.  Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

Duties/Responsibilities
– Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in motor control and motor learning.
– Participate in curriculum development in the Exercise Science concentration.
– Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
– Develop a successful research and scholarly record.
– Participate in both internal and external professional service activities.
– Demonstrate collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement.
Qualifications
REQUIRED:

Education:

– Doctorate in Motor Control, Neuromuscular Physiology, or related field by August 2017. ABD
candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral
degree by August 2017.

PREFERRED:

– Record of effective university teaching.
– Postdoctoral experience in a laboratory specializing in motor control and exercise.
– Record of peer reviewed publications and external grant activity in neuromuscular physiology
of exercise and/or exercise effects on the central nervous system with focus in human
performance, disease prevention, rehabilitation, aging/learning, or memory.
– Experience working with diverse student populations.
– Ability to work with graduate students through thesis supervision.
– Knowledge of assessment/accreditation (ACSM) of exercise science programs.

Appointment
This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Salary at time of hire will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review
Review of applications will begin December 12, 2016; and continue until the position is filled.
Application Procedures
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at http://www.csus.edu/about/employment.  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:

1. Cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests;
2. Current curriculum vita or resume;
3. Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations);
4. The names and contact information of at least five references who will speak to the
professional qualifications of the applicant;
5. Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview).

Please direct questions only to:  Dr. Rodney Imamura, Search Committee Chair, at (916) 278-7477; or email: rimamura@csus.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/index.html

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit http://www.csus.edu/hr/departments/equal-opportunity/Information%20for%20Job%20Applicants.html

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification. For additional information, visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/police/

Background Check
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
Child Abuse and Neglect Report
The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101825, please send an email to facultyemployment@csus.edu.  Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email.

For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

Kinesiology and Recreation Administration: Motor Behavior Humboldt State University

Kinesiology and Recreation Administration: Motor Behavior
Humboldt State University
Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Tenure-Track Position
Starting August 2017
Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
JOB #7722
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in motor behavior.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointees qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Kinesiology Motor Behavior, Motor Control, Motor Learning, Motor Development or closely related discipline (such as Neuromechanics) from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• Ability or potential for effective teaching in kinesiology/motor behavior;
• Ability or potential for building successful partnerships with community agencies or groups;
• Expertise in motor behavior, motor control, motor learning, or motor development research methods;
• Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
• Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
• Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
• Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (majors, general education students, etc.); and
• Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
• Potential for effective teaching in a specialty area of motor behavior;
• Record of or strong interest in cross-disciplinary research; and/or
• Record of or strong interest in pedagogy/education research; and/or
• Record of or potential to teach courses outside the applicant’s specialty area(s); and/or
• Interest and ability to develop external funding proposals.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: http://www2.humboldt.edu/aavp/sites/default/files/04-03%20Admin%20Memo%20Approved%20Policy%20-%20H-1b%20Process_4_4_13.pdf
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record with undergraduate and graduate students. Instructional assignments may include: Motor Development/Learning, Foundations of Kinesiology, Structural Kinesiology, Senior Seminar, Research Techniques, Statistics, and Evaluation Techniques. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity with graduate and undergraduate students; and service to the University, profession and community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester (6 weighted teaching units per academic year). The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration houses undergraduate programs in Kinesiology and Recreation Administration and a graduate program in Kinesiology. The Kinesiology major has 500 major and minor students. Additional information about the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/kra/
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
• Letter of application;
• Curriculum vita
• Application for Academic Employment: http://apptrkr.com/887122
• Supplemental Application for Academic Employment: http://www.humboldt.edu/applicantsurvey/
• Teaching Evaluations, if available;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
• Names and contact information for three professional references.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to: mkrasearch7722@humboldt.edu
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7722.
Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position to:
Dr. Justus Ortega, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4274
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 15, 2016. Early response is encouraged.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Human Resources
Siemens Hall – Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education – or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.
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MCSS XIV CALL FOR APPLICATIONS!

14-th MOTOR CONTROL SUMMER SCHOOL IN BRAZIL!

We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer School # XIV (MCSS-XIV). MCSS-XIV will be a five-day event, July 9 – 14, 2017. It will include an arrival day (July 9), three days of sessions (July 10-13), and a departure day (July 14). We plan to bring together 6-10 faculty and 30-40 students selected from the pool of applicants.

The preliminary list of speakers:

Antonio Bicchi (IIT, Pisa, Italy)
Anatol Feldman (University of Montreal, Canada) Mark Latash (Penn State University, USA)
Mindy Levin (McGill University, Canada)
Monica Perez (University of Miami, USA)
Robert Sainburg (Penn State University, USA) Marco Santello (Arizona State University, USA) Gregor Schöner (Rühr University, Germany)
John Rothwell (University College of London, UK)

The program will include interactive seminars led by the faculty. Poster sessions will run throughout the meeting including the evening hours.

Each participant will pay his/her expenses. There will be no tuition fee, and the speakers will receive no compensation for their participation. All participants will get a formal certificate of

attendance to help them get reimbursed through whatever means they have at their disposal.

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We will meet in Vila Fatima in Florianopolis. The estimated rates are about R $160 (US$50) per day including meals. Please, do not contact Vila Fatima and do not make any arrangements until you get an official acceptance letter to join MCSS-XIV.

If you would like to participate in MCSS-XIV, please e-mail a letter of interest to Mark Latash (latash@psu.edu) with a single- file PDF attachment containing a statement of personal goals and a c.v. with the list of publications and presentations. If you would like to present a poster, submit a single-page abstract (PDF, font Times New Roman 12, reasonably formatted: title, names of the authors, affiliations, etc.). Abstract submission is not a pre-requisite for attendance. If you have questions regarding the organization of MCSS-XIV, travel, transfers, and accommodations, please contact Dr. Luis Mochizuki (mochi@usp.br).

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 15, 2017. Earlier applications will get preference for admission. Admission decisions will be made by March 1, 2017, and those accepted will be notified by e-mail.