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The Duke Sports Science Institute (DSSI) of the Duke University School of Medicine seeks to recruit an
athletic trainer or physical therapist with a terminal degree (i.e., PhD, EdD, DSc, or ScD) who is interested in
joining the faculty and researchers of the newly renovated, Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab
(K-Lab). Qualified applicants must be eligible for licensure as an athletic trainer or physical therapist in the
state of North Carolina. Responsibilities will include: a) assisting the K-Lab director with all aspect of research
including coordination, management, and manuscript/grant preparation; b) development of an independent line
of research consistent with the mission and objectives of the K-Lab, DSSI, and the Department of Orthopaedic
Surgery; c) service to the department (e.g., committee work) and to the profession; d) teaching in the Doctor of
Physical Therapy Program; and e) student mentorship/research oversight.
In addition to having an academic doctoral degree applicants are encouraged to have experience and expertise in
shoulder research. The search committee seeks applicants from a diverse pool of candidates with the following
additional qualifications or attributes:
1. Experience in research examining functional joint stability including proprioception and neuromuscular
control in diverse populations including athletes, children, and older adults,
2. Experience and desire to conduct injury/re-injury prevention, rehabilitation, and surgical outcome research,
3. Proficiency in methodology and instrumentation within the K-Lab including electromyographic analysis
(surface and indwelling), motion analysis of the upper/lower extremity; musculoskeletal assessments
including flexibility and strength (isokinetic dynamometer); and postural stability testing,
4. Teaching experience including human movement science and kinesiology,
5. Experience, ability, and willingness to work with a diverse group of collaborators including physicians,
surgeons, athletic trainers, physical therapist, and engineers,
6. Mentorship experience of young investigators including students.
The position is a 12-month core faculty appointment with salary commensurate with qualification and
experience. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to prepare a 5-year plan that outlines the
candidate’s personal education, research, and service milestones. All interested candidates should send in
confidence a cover letter and curriculum vitae by 7/1/2016 including contact information for three references by
email to Dr. Timothy C. Sell:
Duke University and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and are
committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and learners. We consider diversity and inclusion a critical
core value of the institution. We welcome nominations of and applications from anyone who would bring additional
dimensions to the University and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s research, teaching and clinical mission.
Timothy C. Sell
Chair, Search Committee
Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Laboratory
Durham, NC 27705
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