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Interested candidates must supply a letter of interest, curriculum vita, research statement, three research publications, and contact information for three references (name, address, email, and phone number) in PDF format to

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For best consideration, candidates should apply by Thursday, December 1, 2016. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For questions about the position, please contact Search Co-Committee Chairs: Steven Broglio, Ph.D.( and Leah E. Robinson, Ph.D. ( 

Job Summary

The School of Kinesiology at the University of Michigan invites applications and nominations for an open rank faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor of neuroscience under the Kinesiology umbrella. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to brain function and plasticity; neuromotor control and learning; physical activity, injury, disability, and/or rehabilitation. We will consider applications from individuals conducting relevant research across all stages of life. The successful candidate is expected to maintain extramural funding that sustains a robust, ongoing research program.  The candidate is also expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and have research expertise appropriate for the effective mentoring of trainees at the undergraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral levels.


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.  Home to one of the leading PhD programs in the United States focusing on the unique and interdisciplinary study of human movement, the School has approximately 30 tenure-line faculty and over 1000 students. 


The University of Michigan is one of the highest ranked public universities in the nation and one of the world’s preeminent research institutions. The University of Michigan places significant value on innovation across disciplines and provides unparalleled initiatives and opportunity for collaboration across the biosciences. The successful candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with faculty within the School of Kinesiology and across campus to solve innovative and interdisciplinary problems. 

Required Qualifications*

Candidates considered at the level of Assistant Professor will have demonstrated high quality/high impact scientific publications and the potential to secure extramural research funding, mentor graduate students, and teach within Kinesiology.  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 School of Kinesiology. 

Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in kinesiology or similar field.  Post-doctoral or prior faculty experience is preferred.    

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.