Assistant Professor of Human Physiology, Human Performance (Sport & Wellness Initiative)
Work type:Faculty - Tenure Track
Categories:Athletics, Research/Scientific/Grants, Instruction, Human Physiology
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of
Department: Human Physiology
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
November 6, 2022; position open until filled
Required Application Materials
Applicants should apply via Academic Jobs Online . Please be prepared to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and plans, (2) teaching philosophy, and (3) statement focusing on your experience and plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, as described below*.
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*The Department of Human Physiology is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community that is committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Examples of our efforts include: 1) faculty, staff, and graduate student climate surveys, 2) workshops and a Town Hall with outside consultants and Ombudsperson, and 3) development of rubric for evaluating DEI statements, a Reporting Tree, and respectful discourse guidelines. Collectively, these efforts are amplifying the voices of all department members and improving DEI within the department. Applicants will include a statement focusing on their knowledge, experience, and future plans related to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates should describe their experience with successful mentoring, teaching, or outreach aimed at reducing barriers for under-represented groups, and specific plans for how they could contribute to our departmentâ€™s goal to create a diverse and inclusive community through current campus programs or new activities, or through national or off-campus organizations. Please include examples of you supporting or leading activities promoting interest and retention in the sciences by individuals from under-represented groups and/or your future plans to do so. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to provide information demonstrating how their research agenda addresses or incorporates issues that involve or affect diverse groups.
The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin fall 2023.
The goal of this position is to enhance department expertise related to human athletic performance, athletic medicine, or sport and wellness. The ideal candidate will address complex problems related to human performance, injury, or injury prevention using innovative and applied solutions within the human physiology domain that will provide generalizable benefits to people across ages, abilities, and health. They will contribute to transdisciplinary collaboration in education and research efforts at the UO, such as the Sport and Wellness Initiative.
Desirable areas of expertise include: Focus on health and performance in female or adolescent athletes; Sex differences in training and adaptation to stress; Nutrition in sport and wellness; Integrative physiology or neuromechanical function of athletic performance; Environmental factors in sport and wellness; Data-based approaches to enhance sport performance and wellness; Novel assessments and interventions for accelerated return to play after injury; Assessment, prevention, and rehabilitation of sports-related musculoskeletal injuries; Movement dysfunction in athletes.
The position includes a competitive start-up package, research-appropriate laboratory space, and a collaborative research environment. Additionally, excellent benefits and a safe, friendly, and inclusive work environment make the University of Oregon an outstanding location to live and work. Candidates will contribute to teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Department or Program Summary
The Department of Human Physiology is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research. The department has strengths in cardiovascular, respiratory and muscle physiology, neuroscience/motor control, cell signaling and metabolism, and biomechanics. Human Physiology has strong partnerships with university athletics, the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance, and is aligned with a new Provostâ€™s initiative on Sport and Wellness. The department is strongly committed to inclusive and evidence-based teaching practices.
â€¢ PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Human Performance, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Physiology, or related field
â€¢ 2 years postdoctoral research experience
â€¢ Promising publication record
â€¢ Experience with grant writing
â€¢ Experience with university-level teaching
About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a â€œvery high research activityâ€ ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The university is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland. The UO campus has state-of-the-art Core Facilities including the Genomics and Cell Characterization Core Facility, the Imaging Microscopy Core, the Lewis Center for Neuroimaging, the Center for Advanced Materials Characterization (that houses high-resolution electron microscopy and microanalysis), and the Research Advanced Computing Services (with large-scale computing resources, performant storage, high-speed data transfer capabilities).
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