University of Oregon, Department of Human Physiology

Position ID:UO-Department of Human Physiology-ASSTPROF [#19260]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Human Physiology
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Human Physiology / Biomechanics, Athletic Training, Motor Control, Physiology
Appl Deadline:2021/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/08/23, finished 2022/05/07)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Assistant Professor

Position Announcement
The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure track faculty position, the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin fall 2022. We are seeking a colleague with research interests in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Motor Control, Biomechanics and Musculoskeletal Physiology who can complement existing areas of excellence within the department. Competitive candidates will be broadly trained and have experience with the mechanical principles underlying movement, rehabilitation, motor control or other aspects of neuromechanical function. Applicants with a research program focused on orthopaedic injury, injury prevention, movement dysfunction, or concussion are strongly encouraged to apply. Competitive salary support and start-up funds will be provided.

Department or Program Summary
The UO 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.

At the undergraduate level, future researchers, educators, physicians, physical therapists and other health care providers receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in the physical, biological, and chemical sciences that prepares them well for entrance into most professional health care-related programs. Human Physiology students also examine the health sciences from a perspective that explores the functional and structural mechanisms underlying human movement across health and disease, using a variety of physiological methods, ranging from biochemical and systems techniques through whole body analysis.

The graduate program develops researchers and health professionals who are creative thinkers and innovators capable of generating new knowledge in the physiological sciences. To this end, the department has a number of outstanding, funded laboratories that use physiological and engineering methods to evaluate human subjects under a broad spectrum of experimental conditions. The Department’s faculty members recognize that cutting-edge translational research, from basic physiological mechanisms through integrative systems physiology related to health, human movement, and physical activity, has a major influence on disease treatment and prevention. Consequently, in the performance of their research, they routinely collaborate with physicians and other clinical personnel.

The UO Department of Physiology has a long history of collaborative relationships with several units on our campus and within our community. Specific academic initiatives on the UO campus are strongly aligned with the Department mission, including the Sports and Wellness Initiative ( and the Wu Tsai Human Performance Alliance in partnership with the Knight Campus ( Additionally, the Department’s faculty have fostered strong alliance with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in the areas of athletic medicine, performance, and data science. These relationships are founded in interdisciplinary approaches and vital to the efforts of our faculty and community.

Minimum Requirements
• PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Human Performance, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Physiology, or related field

• 2 years postdoctoral research experience

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated commitment and contribution to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Previous experience with university-level teaching and service

• Promising publication record and experience with grant writing
• Certification from the Board of Certification (BOC) for the Athletic Trainer, and/or Licensed Physical Therapist, and/or prior clinical experience


Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, three representative publications, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and future plans, (2) teaching philosophy, and (3) statement focusing on your experience and future plans to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion for students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds, as described below.

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Grace Golden ( To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled. Applications are encouraged from women and members of other underrepresented groups.

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. 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 department’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 of how their research agenda addresses or incorporates issues that involve or affect diverse groups.


Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
1240 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1240