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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Human Physiology

Job no: 522551
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Human Physiology, Instruction
Department:Arts & Sciences, College of

Department: Human Physiology
Rank: Assistant Professor (1), and Open Rank (1)
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
December 3, 2018; position open until filled 

Required Application Materials
Apply at  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, three representative publications, and three statements: (1) research accomplishments and future plans, (2) teaching philosophy, and (3) personal contributions to foster an environment of equity and inclusion for faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds.

Questions about the application process should be addressed to Andy Karduna ( To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by December 3, 2018. The positions will remain open until filled. Applications are encouraged from minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups.

The Department of Human Physiology is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community that is committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants are requested to include a statement about how they will further this goal. In particular, candidates should describe any experience with mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups, including examples of supporting or leading activities that promoted interest and retention in the science by individuals from under-represented groups. Additionally, candidates are encouraged to provide information of how their research agenda addresses or incorporates issues that involve or affect diverse groups.

Position Announcement
The Department of Human Physiology at the University of Oregon invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions (one open rank and one at the Assistant Professor level), to begin fall 2019. We are seeking individuals with research interests in Motor Control, Biomechanics, and/or Neurophysiology that complement existing areas of excellence within the department. Competitive candidates will be broadly trained and have experience with the mechanical and/or neural principles underlying movement, neurorehabilitation, motor control or other aspects of neuromuscular physiology. Applicants with a research program focused on orthopaedic or movement disorders are strongly encouraged to apply. Competitive salary support and start-up funds will be provided.

Department or Program Summary
The UO Department of Human Physiology is home to undergraduate and graduate students who desire strong training in human physiology and anatomy that will prepare them for careers in medicine, allied health professions, and biomedical research.

At the undergraduate level, future researchers, educators, physicians, physical therapists and other health care providers receive comprehensive, multidisciplinary training in the physical, biological, and chemical sciences that prepares them well for entrance into most professional health care-related programs. Human Physiology students also examine the health sciences from a perspective that explores the functional and structural mechanisms underlying human movement across health and disease, using a variety of physiological methods, ranging from biochemical and systems techniques through whole body analysis.

The graduate program develops researchers and health professionals who are creative thinkers and innovators capable of generating new knowledge in the physiological sciences. To this end, the department has a number of outstanding, funded laboratories that use physiological and engineering methods to evaluate human subjects under a broad spectrum of experimental conditions. The Department’s faculty members recognize that cutting-edge translational research, from basic physiological mechanisms through integrative systems physiology related to health, human movement, and physical activity, has a major influence on disease treatment and prevention. Consequently, in the performance of their research, they routinely work closely with physicians and other clinical personnel.

Minimum Requirements
• Ph.D. in Physiology, Kinesiology, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related field
• Postdoctoral research experience (2 years)

Preferred Qualifications
• Demonstrated commitment and contribution to institutional diversity, equity, and inclusion 
• Previous experience with university-level teaching and service 
• Assistant Professor level - promising publication record and experience with grant writing
• Associate Professor level - established record of publications and grant funding (eg, NIH, NSF or DoD)
• Full Professor level - exceptional record of publications and grant funding, demonstrated leader in their field

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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