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Regular Rank Faculty Position
Associate Professor or Professor Level
Director of Research, Duke Sports Medicine Center
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Division (DPT), in partnership with the Duke Sports Medicine Center within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Duke University School of Medicine, seeks to recruit a senior level sports performance/injury prevention researcher with expertise in movement science and biomechanics. The ideal candidate exhibits strong leadership skills, a diverse history of funding success and scholarship in sports medicine, and has a strong desire to coordinate innovative research; as well as design and assessment of formal learning experiences for a broad range of students, residents, and fellows. The individual would oversee sports medicine research as well as providing oversight for the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab (K-Lab). The newly renovated (projected completion in 2015) K-Lab includes Eagle 3D digital motion analysis equipment, two Noraxon 16-channel telemetric surface EMG systems, multiple AMTI force plates, a Biodex isokinetic system, a Parvo Medics True One 2400 Metabolic Measure system, and a Bod Pod body composite tracking system.
Candidates must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D.) from an accredited institution of higher education in kinesiology, biomechanics, sports science, bio-engineering, or another closely related area;
A robust current and previous history of external funding;
Expertise, experience, and interest in use of; isokinetic assessment of human performance, telemetered electromyographic analyses, 3-D motion capture, force plate assessment, instruments for biomechanical testing, anaerobic and aerobic power output, and oxygen consumption testing;
Eligibility for licensure in physical therapy or athletic training in NC is preferred but not required
Strong leadership skills including experience operating or coordinating a movement science/sports performance laboratory;
Interest and previous history of mentoring emerging researchers, doctoral students or post-doctorates;
Interests in novel, multidisciplinary research;
Experience working with diverse patient and student populations;
An excellent communicator and academic team builder.
The position is a 12-month appointment with salary commensurate with qualification and experience. Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide a 5-year plan that outlines the candidate’s personal research strategies and goals, as well as a brief synopsis of past movement science/sports oriented research. All interested candidates should send (in confidence) a cover letter and curriculum vitae by 5:00pm on Friday December 12, 2014 including contact information for three references by email to Dr. Chad Cook, Co-Search Chair.
Chad Cook PT, PhD, FAAOMPT William E. Garrett Jr. MD, PhD
Co-Chair, Search Committee Professor
Doctor of Physical Therapy Division Co-Chair, Search Committee
Duke University Medical Center (DUMC) Duke Sports Medicine Center
Box 104002, Durham, NC, 27708 Duke University Medical Center
Tel: (919) 684-8905 DUMC 3338, Durham, NC 27710
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