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

Post-doc 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) anticipates an NIH-funded opening for a postdoctoral position in the area of speech sensorimotor learning. 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 Neurocience and the Department of Bioengineering. See http://faculty.washington.edu/ludomax/lab/ for more information.

The successful candidate will use primarily speech sensorimotor adaptationsensorimotor learning and control in adults and children who stutter.

The position is for two years (with second-year fundingdisorders/speech science, and related fields, are encouraged to apply.

Salary will be determined using NIH standards based oncomputer programming experience (the lab relies heavily on MATLAB, R, Psyscope/Psychtoolbox).

For more information, please contact Ludo Max, Ph.D. (e-mail: 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.

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science – Tenured/Tenure-Track Full Time Chair

Department of Kinesiology and Health Science

Tenured/Tenure-Track Full Time Chair

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California State University, Sacramento, seeks to hire a qualified person to serve as full time Chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science. The new Chair will have an excellent opportunity to shape the future direction of a dynamic multidisciplinary department. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is looking for an individual with a documented record of academic innovation and progressive leadership. The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is part of the College of Health and Human Services. The Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Kinesiology, Health Science, and Athletic Training. A Master of Science is also available and offers two concentrations of study (Exercise Science and Movement Studies). The successful candidate must qualify for retreat rights as a faculty member in Kinesiology (Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or Physical Education) or Health Science (Community Health Education, Health Care Administration, or Occupational Health & Safety).

Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website. For full vacancy announcement, including application procedures, please see: http://www.csus.edu/about/employment/

The review of applications begins November 30, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Address questions only to: Dr. Michael Wright, Search Committee Chair, Phone 916-278-5689; or email: wrightm@csus.edu

AA/EEO. Clery Act Statistics available. Mandated reporter requirements. Criminal background check required.

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

DEPARTMENT of KINESIOLOGY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY of MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

TITLE: Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences

RANK: We seek talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position, which is a full-time, tenure track, 9-month appointment. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. The salary range is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2015

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in Kinesiology or a closely related field, and have a research focus that is complementary to current research areas in the department. Applicants with cutting-edge research experience in any relevant sub-discipline (e.g. physiology, motor control, physical activity and health, biomechanics, psychology, molecular biology) are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have strong potential for securing extramural research funding. Preference will be given to individuals with post-doctoral research experience. Interpersonal and communication skills that promote strong collaborations in research, teaching and program development are essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The appointee will be considered for tenure, promotion and merit on the basis of excellence in research, teaching, and service to the Department, University and scientific community. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •   Establish a productive research program in an area of Kinesiology complementary to existing expertise, and supported by external funding that may originate from diverse sources such as federal and state granting agencies, foundations, and industry collaborations
  •   Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Kinesiology Department
  •   Oversee graduate theses, dissertations, independent studies and undergraduate honors theses
  •   Serve on departmental, university and professional committees, panels or boards, as appropriate

THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Kinesiology (http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/kinesiology) is

ranked among the top 5 in the country in the most recent National Research Council and National

Academy of Kinesiology reports. The department, one of four in the School of Public Health and Health

Sciences, consists of 15 tenure-track faculty, 4 full-time lecturers, 2 full-time undergraduate advisors, 2

part-time research faculty and several post-doctoral fellows. We teach and mentor approximately 820

undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Our mission is to generate new knowledge and

educate society as to the scientific principles that underlie the role of movement in attaining optimal

human health and well-being. Our research and teaching activities are organized into the areas of

Motor Systems, Physical Activity and Health, and Physiology. Our faculty are established and emerging

leaders in their research fields, which range from the molecular basis of movement to community –

based physical activity interventions. Extramural research funding comes from the National Institutes of

Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and national foundations such as the

American Heart Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Diabetes Association and

industry partners.

INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES (IALS): In 2013, the state of Massachusetts invested > $95 million to create a new, integrative institute for the advancement of knowledge in the life sciences related to human health. Kinesiology faculty have been instrumental in creating the state-of-the-art Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM; http://www.umass.edu/ials/research/center- personalized-health-monitoring), which is one of three centers in IALS. This center is focused on the design, testing and validation of wearable sensors to assess gait, physical activity, cardiometabolic health, balance, sleep and related variables. Included in this new facility will be a room calorimeter capable of measuring energy expenditure over 24-48 hours, a 3 tesla magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy system, a human-technology interaction lab and adaptable exercise training and living quarters designed to evaluate research participants in ecological settings. It is anticipated that the new faculty hire will be a member of the CPHM, which includes faculty from departments across campus including kinesiology, engineering, computer science, polymer science, public health and psychology.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu), the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally-ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will begin November 10, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Application materials required include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research expertise and future research goals, teaching philosophy, three reprints of peer-reviewed publications, and the names and contact information for three references. These materials should be submitted to: https://www.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=53884

For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Charlene Galica (cgalica@kin.umass.edu). For questions about the position, the department or the university in general, contact Prof. Jane Kent at (jkent@kin.umass.edu). Please indicate “Kinesiology Faculty Search” in the subject line of email correspondence.

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidate at other ranks may receive consideration.

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

DEPARTMENT of KINESIOLOGY
SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH & HEALTH SCIENCES UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
TITLE: Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health and Health Sciences

RANK: We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an Assistant Professor position, full-time tenure track 9-month appointment. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. The salary range is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: September 1, 2015

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should hold a PhD in Kinesiology or a closely related field, with a research program in the area of energy metabolism and bioenergetics with a focus on human metabolic health and disease. Applicants investigating issues related to diabetes, obesity, physical activity, sedentary behavior, or aging are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will have strong potential for securing extramural research funding. Preference will be given to individuals with post-doctoral research experience. Interpersonal and communication skills that promote strong collaborations in research, teaching and program development are essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The faculty appointment is in the Department of Kinesiology in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences. The appointee will be considered for tenure, promotion and merit on the basis of excellence in research, teaching, and service to the Department, University and scientific community. Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Establishing and developing an active research program with an independent base of support funds that may originate from diverse sources such as federal and state granting agencies, foundations, and industry collaborations.
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses in the Kinesiology Department.
  • Overseeing graduate theses, dissertations, independent study and honors capstone projects.
  • Serving on committees, panels or boards as assigned.

The Department: Kinesiology (http://www.umass.edu/sphhs/kinesiology) is ranked among the top 5 in the country in the most recent National Research Council and National Academy of Kinesiology reports. The department, one of four in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences (http://www.umass.edu/sphhs) lecturers, 2 part-time research faculty and several post-doctoral fellows. We teach and mentor ~820 undergraduate majors, consists of 15 tenure-track faculty, 4 full-time and 50 graduate students. Our mission is to generate new knowledge and educate society as to the scientific principles that underlie the role of movement in attaining optimal human health and well-being. Our research and teaching activities are organized into the areas of Motor Systems, Physical Activity and Health, and Physiology. Our faculty are established and emerging leaders in their research fields, which range from the molecular basis of movement to community health interventions. Extramural research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and national foundations such as the American Heart Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the American Diabetes Association and industry partners.

Specialized Metabolic Facilities: The state of Massachusetts has invested $45 million in a state-of-the art Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM; http://www.umass.edu/ials/research/center-personalized-health-monitoring), focused on designing, testing and validating wearable sensors to assess gait, physical activity, cardio-metabolic health, balance, sleep and related areas. Included in this new facility will be a room calorimeter capable of measuring energy expenditure over 24-48 hours. It is anticipated that the new faculty hire will be a member of the CPHM, which is comprised of faculty from departments across campus including kinesiology, engineering, computer science, polymer science, public health and psychology. CPHM is part of the exciting new UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) that will house a number of cutting-edge core research facilities, including a new magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy facility.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (http://www.umass.edu), the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, is a nationally-ranked public research university and home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst, along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014 and continue until position is filled. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Application materials required are: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research expertise and future research goals, statement of teaching philosophy and three reprints, along with names and contact information for three references. These materials should be submitted to:

http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=53611

For questions about the position, the department or the university in general, contact Dr. Ned Debold at (edebold@kin.umass.edu).

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

UMass Amherst Position

UMass Amherst Position Announcement
Associate Professor / Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology
School of Public Health and Health Sciences

The Department of Kinesiology at UMass Amherst is a nationally ranked program with a long history of leadership in the exercise and movement sciences. We seek a visionary and proactive person to guide us as we pursue our goal to become the top kinesiology program in the country.

Job Description: The Department of Kinesiology invites applications for an Associate Professor/Professor, tenure-track position. The position is for Department Chair and the preferred rank is Professor. In addition to maintaining a strong research program in their chosen area, the Chair will provide departmental leadership and vision that advances excellence in teaching and learning, research and outreach. The Chair represents and advocates for the department at the school, university and community levels. The Chair holds overall responsibility for managing the department, fostering faculty development, and working with campus and external partners on a variety of initiatives related to the departmental and School of Public Health and Health Sciences strategic goals. This position includes a 9-month contract as well as a chair stipend and summer salary.

Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related field; evidence of international reputation for excellence and leadership in chosen research area; high level of scholarship including strong record of external funding and peer-reviewed publications commensurate with being appointed as an Associate Professor / Professor with tenure; evidence of ability to effectively administer and advocate for a complex academic unit with diverse instruction, research, and outreach programs; commitment to sustaining high-quality, innovative research and educational programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels; vision and commitment to fostering the national ranking of the UMass Amherst Department of Kinesiology.

Preferred Qualifications: Previous higher education leadership experience; record of achievement in and commitment to diversity; evidence of excellent management, communication and consensus-building skills; a research focus in human physiology, preferably in exercise metabolism or physical activity and health with applications to diabetes, obesity or other chronic diseases.

Salary: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications

Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM): As part of a $95 million grant from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a new state-of-the-art research facility will house the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring. This Center, which is expected to open in the fall of 2015, will include facilities for human exercise testing and training, balance and gait analysis, magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, wearable sensor development and testing, a sleep lab, room calorimeter, and living space for short- and long-term monitoring of study participants. It is anticipated that the new Chair will be a member of the CPHM that includes faculty from kinesiology, engineering, computer science, polymer science, public health and psychology.

CPHM Link: http://www.umass.edu/ials/research/center-personalized-health-monitoring

About the Department: The Department of Kinesiology is ranked among the top 5 in the country in the most recent National Research Council and National Academy of Kinesiology reviews. The department is one of 4 departments in the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and includes 15 tenured or tenure-track faculty, 4 full-time lecturers, 2 part-time research faculty and several post-doctoral fellows. We have approximately 820 undergraduate majors and 50 graduate students. Our mission is to generate new knowledge and educate society, within and beyond the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as to the scientific principles that underlie the role of movement in attaining optimal human health and well-being. Three themes govern our teaching and research activities: Motor Systems, Physical Activity and Health, and Physiology. Our faculty are established and emerging leaders in their fields of research, which range from the molecular basis of movement to community health interventions. Extramural research funding comes from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, and national foundations such as the American Heart Association, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the American Diabetes Association.

Application Process: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2014. Applications should be submitted by this date to ensure full consideration. Application materials required are: a cover letter describing leadership experiences, practices and philosophy and research expertise, curriculum vitae and names and contact information for three references. These materials should be submitted to: https://www.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=50697

For questions about the position, the Department or the University in general, contact Dr. Richard van Emmerik, Search Committee Chair (rvanemmerik@kin.umass.edu). Please do not send any application materials to Dr. Van Emmerik.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and is home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students. The 1,430 acre campus is located in the scenic Pioneer valley of western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. UMass Amherst along with Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, is a member of the Five College Consortium and the Academic Career network. The University of Massachusetts is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity.

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University’s mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

 

 

11th Annual Motor Control Summer School – Bled, Slovenia

We invite bright, open-minded graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young professionals to apply for admission to the Motor Control Summer School # XI (MCSS-XI). MCSS-XI will be a five-day event, June 26-30, 2014. It will include an arrival day (June 26), three days of sessions (June 27-29), and a departure day (June 30). For the first time, MCSS will take place in Slovenia! A preliminary agreement has been reached with the “Elovitsa” Hotel/Conference Center in the town of Bled, a beautiful Alpine town alongside a glacier lake, about 20 km from the Ljubljana Airport.

The following speakers expressed their interest in joining MCSS-XI:

Antonio Bicchi, Anatol Feldman, Slobodan Jaric, Mark Latash, Mindy Levin, John Rothwell,Gregor Schöner.

If you would like to participate in MCSS-X:

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.Earlier applications will get preference for admission. If you would like to present a poster, submit a single-page abstract (PDF, font Times New Roman 12, reasonably formatted).

Abstract submission is not a pre-requisite for attendance.

THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: March 1, 2014.