Director of Research, Duke Sports Medicine Center - Duke University in Durham North Carolina

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Duke University

Durham, North Carolina 27710

United States

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Detailed Job Description

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.



  1. 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;

  2. A robust current and previous history of external funding;

  3. 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;

  4. Eligibility for licensure in physical therapy or athletic training in NC is preferred but not required


  1. Strong leadership skills including experience operating or coordinating a movement science/sports performance laboratory;

  2. Interest and previous history of mentoring emerging researchers, doctoral students or post-doctorates;

  3. Interests in novel, multidisciplinary research;

  4. Experience working with diverse patient and student populations;

  5. 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.

  1. 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                                             

Keyword Phrases

  • Research
  • Physical Therapy
  • movement science
  • biomechanics
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Research Professor
Research Associate Professor
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 12/12/2014