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:
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:
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:
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:
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
• Letter of application;
• Curriculum vita
• Application for Academic Employment:
• Supplemental Application for Academic Employment:
• 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:
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.
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
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.


Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Health Promotion (Kinesiology) – Fall 2017

Department: Faculty – Health Promotion
Location: Des Moines, IA

 Candidates must possess an earned doctoral degree in kinesiology, motor control, biomechanics, or a closely-related field.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Evidence of excellence in teaching is required. Experience supervising undergraduate research is preferred.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The department is seeking an outstanding professional who is enthusiastic, passionate about her/his field, and has a strong desire to help students succeed. The individual will teach, advise majors, and perform service to the department, university, and community.

TEACHING: will develop and teach undergraduate kinesiology and health promotion content courses as assigned by the department chair. These courses may include, but are not limited to, motor control, senior seminar, kinesiology, lifetime fitness and wellness, care and prevention of athletic injuries, and the supervision of internships. Candidates may also be asked to teach in the General Education Core course curriculum.

ADVISING: will advise undergraduate Kinesiology and Health Promotion majors.

SERVICE: will include participation in department activities, service on university committees, participation in the life of the University, involvement with professional organizations, and engagement in community service.

APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence October 31, 2016. All applications must include a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, transcripts, samples of student evaluations (if applicable), statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and contact information for three to five references.

Interested applicants should apply via our online application process at

Pre-employment background check required.

Grand View is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Motor Control Laboratory at Penn State

The Motor Control Laboratory at the Pennsylvania State University (MCL&PSU) is looking for a young, motivated researcher to join the Laboratory and contribute to ongoing projects related to the control and coordination of human movements. The new Post-Doctoral Fellow is expected to contribute primarily to studies of motor coordination in early-stage Parkinson’s disease. These studies are run in collaboration with the College of Medicine in Hershey (Dr. Xuemei Huang and her team). The studies use the framework of the uncontrolled manifold hypothesis to explore motor coordination across systems and tasks such as multi-digit pressing and prehension, multi-joint reaching, and multi-muscle standing and stepping. Help with other studies of multi-element coordination and supervision of graduate students and undergraduate interns is also expected.

A successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in an area related to motor control (Neuroscience, Movement Science, Physiology, Psychology, Engineering, Physics, etc.).

Experience with experimental studies of the human motor function as well as knowledge of

LabView and Matlab are essential.

This position is supported by NIH. The initial appointment is for one year with a possibility of extension. Salary depends on the experience.

Please, e-mail an application letter with a complete c.v. (including list of publications and the names and e-mail addresses of three colleagues who could be contacted for references) to Mark Latash (


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The Movement Neuroscience Laboratory, directed by Eugene Tunik in the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement, and Rehabilitation Science at Northeastern University, is recruiting 1-2 Postdoctoral Research Associates to be involved in projects studying the neural bases of online motor control and adaptation in healthy populations and individuals with pathology. Methodologies in the lab include 3D immersive virtual reality and mixed-reality (Vizard, Worldviz) with integrated Phantom 1.5 Premium manipulandum, motion capture, tDCS/tACS/tRNS (Neuroconn), neuronavigated singled paired-pulse TMS (Brainsight and Magstim), peripheral stimulator for paired associative stimulation. State of the art 3T-MRI scanning facilities are available. The appointments are for one year with possibility of renewal, pending funding and performance. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2016, but is flexible.

A Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, bioengineering, computer science, mathematics, or psychology, with emphasis on motor control / motor learning is required. Experience with human behavioral experiments, fMRI, or EMG/TMS approaches is strongly preferred.

The candidate should have strong computational skills, proficiency in programming (MATLAB, Python, or C++), strong communication skills, and self-initiative / ability to work independently.

General inquiries can be directed to:


Applications must be submitted to:

Please submit CV, Research Statement / Cover Letter, 3 letters of references.


A funded postdoctoral position is available immediately (with start date in summer 2016) to work in Dr. Rachael Seidler’s laboratory at the University of Michigan studying brain and behavioral plasticity occurring with spaceflight and analog environments.  As one of the world’s leading research institutions, the University of Michigan provides an exceptionally supportive environment for research. University support includes integrated and state of the art computer technology, exceptional students and staff, and a network of world-renowned scientists. The Neuromotor Behavior Laboratory (directed by Dr. Seidler) is an interdisciplinary, productive, and dynamic group of students and staff researching the neurocognitive control of movement.


The post-doctoral researcher will study cognitive, sensory, and motor behavioral plasticity and their neural correlates using functional MRI and resting state connectivity.  The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively with a research team to collect and analyze data, prepare manuscripts for publication, and participate at national and international level meetings.  The candidate must be willing and able to travel internationally for data collection. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for two referees to Rachael D. Seidler, Ph.D. via e-mail ( Review of applications will begin immediately.


Necessary Qualifications: Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, kinesiology or related field and experience with MRI techniques including structural MRI, DTI, and / or functional MRI.  The candidate must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, be strongly motivated, and work well in a team setting. Experience with computer programming a plus (MATLAB, LabView, and / or E-Prime).


The position is initially available for one year and may be renewable.  Questions regarding the position can be emailed to


The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.




Postdoctoral position in human motor learning at the University of Southern California, Department of Biomedical Engineering


The Sanger laboratory at the University of Southern California is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with interest in human motor learning, kinematics of movement, analysis of surface electromyography, and proprioceptive biofeedback.  The position includes close involvement in an international trial of wearable biofeedback to enhance motor learning for treatment of children with dystonia and other movement disorders.  Fellows are involved in all aspects of laboratory research, including human subjects testing, movement and EMG analysis, theoretical models of motor control, and models of brain injury and disease during development.  Fellows are provided the opportunity to conduct research in both a laboratory setting as well as a hospital setting, including the potential for involvement in intraoperative and postoperative electrophysiology in children undergoing deep-brain stimulation surgery for movement disorders. Fellows are encouraged to develop their own research projects with a view toward demonstrating superior skills needed for application for faculty positions.  Direct supervision is provided by Dr. Sanger, and access to faculty in Biomedical Engineering as well as clinical faculty at the Keck Medical Center is facilitated.


The Sanger laboratory at USC studies the control of normal and abnormal movement in children, with particular emphasis on understanding the nature and causes of abnormal movement in children with movement disorders.  Human-subjects research includes kinematic and noninvasive electrophysiological studies of children, including children with deep-brain stimulators.  Theoretical research includes studies of nonlinear adaptive control, large-scale spiking neuron models, and the representation of and response to risk. Current projects include experimental testing of theoretical predictions, and development and testing of noninvasive technology including wearable biofeedback, myoelectric robot interfaces, and upper-extremity exoskeletons.  Available technology includes peripheral electrical stimulation, desktop robotics, multi-channel surface EMG, single-pulse and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS and rTMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS), and magnetic and optical motion capture. The laboratory is closely linked to the movement disorders clinic and surgical program at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and we have active collaborations with institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia.


We are seeking applicants with a background in human motor control, including motion capture and kinematic analysis, surface EMG analysis, and understanding of the principles of human movement, with particular emphasis on upper extremity movement and reaching.  Because the laboratory also studies theoretical models, a background in mathematical modeling, signal processing, control theory, computational neuroscience methods, machine learning, and related fields is helpful, although not required.  Strong familiarity with Matlab(tm) is required, and knowledge of C/C++ and the R statistical package is a plus.  Knowledge of biosignal analysis, acquisition, and interfacing is also helpful.


The position is available immediately. Salary is competitive.  Please contact Terry Sanger ( with inquiries or to apply.

University of Cincinnati – Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor – Interdisciplinary (Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences, and the College of Engineering & Applied Science)

The Departments of Psychology and Biological Science in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati are jointly seeking applications for an interdisciplinary, tenure-track Assistant Professor position.  We seek a candidate whose research program complements our existing strengths in the dynamics of sensorimotor control, cognitive systems, and coordination of multiple human and/or artificial agents. A successful candidate will have expertise in complex dynamical systems, such as dynamical or computational modeling, network theory, nonlinear time series and signal processing methods, or advanced computational methods for large, complex data sets. We seek candidates who apply those or related methods to research in topical areas such as dynamical neuroscience, neuromechanics, cyber-human systems, robotics and co-robotics, integrated neural prosthetics, cyber-enhancement of sensorimotor or cognitive performance, brain-machine interfaces, or neurologically embedded biosensors.

We are interested in candidates whose training or publication record evidences the ability to bridge disciplinary boundaries and collaborate with faculty affiliated with the UC CAP Center (from home departments including Psychology, Electrical Engineering & Computing Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, and Biological Sciences). Current CAP Center faculty expertise and interests include cognitive and perceptual-motor development, embodied cognition, complex systems, dynamical and computational modeling, movement coordination, human and animal sensory processes including visual and haptic perception, social perception-action-cognition, dynamical neuroscience, biomorphic design, and cyber-human systems. A Ph.D. in a substantive area that aligns with the research topics described above is a minimum requirement for the position. A successful candidate’s training or professional experience must also indicate a strong potential or demonstrated ability to compete successfully for external funding. The candidate will be expected to conduct research, teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and make service contributions to the mission of the CAP Center and department or departments of appointment. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community and we hope to attract applicants who have experience in promoting the success of students from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Cincinnati values diverse perspectives and we strongly encourage women, racial/ethnic/gender minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply. UC is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is dedicated to work-life integration. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Interested and qualified candidates must apply online at and search for Requisition Number 9242.  In addition to our online application, candidates must also attach a cover letter, CV, research statement, and teaching statement as a single PDF file and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be emailed to the search committee chair at We will begin reviewing applications on December 20, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Vet / Disabled.

REQ ID: 9242

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:

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:

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology, MASSACHUSETTS AMHERST


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 ( 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; 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 (, 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:

For questions about the application process, please contact Ms. Charlene Galica ( For questions about the position, the department or the university in general, contact Prof. Jane Kent at ( 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.