Assistant Professor, Biomechanics

Posted: 01/25/2021

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Kinesiology seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Biomechanics, starting August 2021. We invite professionals strongly committed to the academic and professional preparation of majors for exercise and sport performance related fields. The primary emphasis of this position is to teach biomechanics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Other courses may include foundational exercise science (i.e.. musculoskeletal anatomy, exercise physiology, and sports nutrition) or introductory graduate statistics courses. Responsibilities also include scholarship, professional service, advising students, and supervision of undergraduate and master thesis/research projects.  
The University of Northern Iowa provides a high-quality education, purposefully guiding students to find and develop their strengths and prepare them for success after college. We have a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. As we advance our work to become an equity-oriented institution and realize our vision, we seek to elevate the diversity of our faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges and to build an inclusive teaching and learning environment. Equity vision hires will be supported by faculty on campus who are working to reimagine our curriculum and pedagogy and to build equitable practices for tenure and promotion; policy review, development and implementation; and student retention, persistence, and success. They will be welcomed to join these efforts.
Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. One of three state universities, UNI enjoys national recognition for its high educational standards. U.S. News and World Report the top three among Midwest public universities for over 20 years. The university’s size allows it to offer faculty the facilities and academic choices of a large university, while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a compact, park-like campus. For more information, visit
The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. in biomechanics or related field. ABDs will be considered.
Required qualifications include a demonstrated excellence in, or the potential for excellence in teaching courses in biomechanics; established or the strong potential to establish a research agenda, conduct research, and publish manuscripts; demonstrated commitment to professional service; technical competency in instrumentation for motion analysis (e.g., Vicon, force plates, EMG); and demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Preference will be given to candidates with a record of excellence in university teaching experience, scholarship, and professional service.
Applications received by March 1, 2021 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Forrest Dolgener at 319-273-6479 or Pre-employment background checks required.
UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.
The University is a tobacco-free campus.


Type of Employment: Full-Time

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