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How to Apply

Interested candidates should provide the following materials in electronic PDF format to

·         Cover letter

·         Curriculum vitae

·         Research statement (up to 2 pages)

·         Teaching statement (1 page)

·         Up to three examples of research publications 

·         Full names and email addresses for at least three references.  

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please apply by November 15, 2016.  Nominations and expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will be contacted only with the candidate’s permission. The letter of application and CV will be shared with the search committee.

For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Co-Chairs: James A. Ashton Miller ( or Deanna H. Gates (  



Job Summary

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor. Candidates will be expected to maintain a robust, ongoing research program, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, and have the research expertise appropriate for the effective mentoring of trainees at the undergraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels in the area of biomechanics.  Successful candidates will be expected to maintain extramural funding for an active research program at the University of Michigan.

The School of Kinesiology ( is one of 19 independent academic units and one of seven health science schools and colleges within the University of Michigan. The School is led by a Dean, and has 28 tenure-line faculty and approximately 1,000 students. The School of Kinesiology includes research disciplines in biomechanics, motor control, exercise physiology, athletic training, sports management, and health and fitness.  The Doctoral Program was ranked #3 in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology in 2015. Outstanding collaborative opportunities exist both within the School of Kinesiology and with other units across campus. The position is supported by competitive compensation, attractive laboratory space, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities.

Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading research universities, the University of Michigan provides exceptionally fertile ground for innovative research. For nine consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, competitive salary and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.

Required Qualifications*

Applicants must hold a PhD in Kinesiology or a field applicable to biomechanics such as engineering. Individuals with training and experience in any area of biomechanics relevant to movement and health sciences are encouraged to apply.

At the Assistant Professor level, the successful candidate will have demonstrated the potential to secure extramural research funding, mentor graduate students, and teach undergraduate courses in human movement biomechanics and graduate courses in their area of expertise.  

At the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, the successful candidate will also have demonstrated a consistent and ongoing record of securing extramural research funding, and will have experience and skill in providing leadership that will advance the scholarly excellence of the Movement Science Program ( and the School of Kinesiology.  

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Additional Information

The School of Kinesiology seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.