University of Oregon, Department of Human Physiology

Position ID:UO-Department of Human Physiology-ASSISTPROF2 [#23154]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Human Physiology, Human Performance
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Human Physiology / Athletic Training
Appl Deadline:2022/11/06 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/05, finished 2023/05/13, listed until 2023/04/05)
Position Description:    

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Application Deadline 
To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by November 6, 2022. The position will remain open until filled 

Required Application Materials Applicants should 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*.

Questions about the application process should be directed to John Halliwill ( 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. 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 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.

Position Announcement 
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 these positions is to enhance department expertise related to human athletic performance, athletic medicine, or sport and wellness. The ideal candidates 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 Provost’s initiative on Sport and Wellness. The department is strongly committed to inclusive and evidence-based teaching practices.

Minimum Requirements 
 • PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Human Performance, Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Physiology, or related field 
 • 2 years postdoctoral research experience 

 Preferred Qualifications 
 • Promising publication record 
 • Experience with grant writing 
 • 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 “very high research activity” 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).

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