Faculty Openings The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Health and Human Performance

Assistant Professor - Motor Behavior-Tenure-Track


The Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston is seeking a motor behavior specialist with demonstrable academic skills for an assistant professor. The position is a 9-month appointment with Summer school teaching optional. Effective date of appointment will be August, 2014.

Qualification: Ph.D. in biomechanics, motor control or bioengineering with a strong skill set in the measurement of human performance.   Ability to conduct and publish high quality research.  Potential to engage in cooperative research projects with medical and governmental agencies located in Houston.  Ability to use a variety of educational technologies to deliver course content. 

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in biomechanics and motor behavior broadly defined.  Develop and maintain a vigorous research program programs that will facilitate the acquisition of external research funding.  Perform service to the department, college, university and the profession.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

University Description:  The University of Houston is a major urban research institution with a focus on urban issues and problems. The University has over 40,000 students in 13 colleges. The University of Houston is located near the renowned Texas Medical Center and NASA/Johnson Space Center providing faculty with a variety of opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research. Houston is the largest city in Texas and offers a large variety of professional, cultural and personal opportunities. 

Application Procedures:

Submit a letter of Application, Curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Adam Thrasher, Chair:  Motor Behavior Search Committee
Department of Health and Human Performance
3855 Holman Street
104 Garrison Gymnasium
Houston, Texas 77204-6015
e-mail: athrasher3@uh.edu

Review of application materials will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.