Assistant/Associate Professor – Movement Neuroscience

Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Posted 2 years ago

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst announces two tenure-track faculty positions in the area of Movement Neuroscience.

We are seeking individuals with a PhD or equivalent degree in kinesiology or a closely related field with an outstanding research program in the area of movement neuroscience. Areas of interest for scientific inquiry for these two positions include but are not limited to the relation between physical activity or exercise and brain cognitive function, neuromuscular control of posture and locomotion, and sensorimotor integration with application to aging, injury and disease.

BACKGROUND: The Department of Kinesiology has a long history of supporting outstanding movement science research and graduate training. Leveraging a highly collaborative atmosphere, the Department is now home to five shared biomechanics and movement science labs including the Locomotion Neuromechanics lab located in the Totman Building and the Motion Core within the new Institute for Applied Life Sciences. (IALS) on the UMass Amherst campus. This Institute (, home to the state-of-the art Center for Human Health and Performance, is a resource-rich institute that has core facilities that focus on human testing, including the: Human Magnetic Resonance Center, Human Motion Core, and Exercise Intervention & Outcomes Core, Room Calorimetry Core capable of measuring energy expenditure over 24-48 hours and Living Science Core for quantifying home-based daily activity in a natural setting ( Kinesiology faculty are leaders in this new enterprise.

For the full announcement and to submit your application materials, go to: Assistant/Associate Professor – Movement Neuroscience

For more information about this position, please contact Richard van Emmerik, PhD,, Department of Kinesiology, UMass Amherst.

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