Assistant Professor (Kinesiology - Neuroscience & Rehabilitation)

Position ID: 43816
University of Georgia
College of Education
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 


Posting Details
Posting Number F0430P
Working Title Assistant Professor (Kinesiology- Neuroscience and Rehabilitation)
Department COE Kinesiology
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Department of Kinesiology has 26 full-time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of exercise science, physical education and sport management. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research accomplishments and teaching excellence. More information about the department can be found at

Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2020
Job Posting Date 07/22/2019
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit all of the following within the “applicant documents” portion of the application:
● A cover letter linking your experience to the qualifications and responsibilities of the position 
● A curriculum vitae
● A statement of future research plans (2 page maximum)
● A statement of teaching abilities, approaches and interests (2 page maximum)
● Copies of two research articles

Transcripts and letters of reference will be required only from finalists. Direct inquires about the position to the search committee chair, Patrick J. O’Connor, Applications received by November 1, 2019 are assured of full consideration.

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title Assistant Professor
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline.

Position Summary

The Assistant Professor in the area of movement neuroscience and rehabilitation will: 
● Establish a nationally recognized clinical research program in movement neuroscience and rehabilitation
● Pursue external funding to support a research program
● Advise and mentor kinesiology and other graduate students pursuing research and careers in movement neuroscience and rehabilitation. 
● Maintain a commitment to professional service and teaching excellence, including teaching undergraduate and graduate kinesiology courses as directed by the Kinesiology Department Head

Additional Requirements

The position requires an earned doctorate in kinesiology, neuroscience, physiology, psychology, biomedical engineering, biomechanics, or another appropriate field.

The position requires a minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience as of October 31, 2019.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preference will be given to candidates who:
● Have published research combining movement behavior with neuroimaging and/or neuromodulation
techniques in high-impact journals
● Have published research focused on individuals with clinical conditions
● Have obtained extramural funding or show strong potential for obtaining extramural funding

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Preference will be given to a candidate with strong potential to collaborate with faculty members in the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute (, Bio-Imaging Research Center (, the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership (;, College of Veterinary Medicine (, or Regenerative Bioscience Center (

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


●Establish a nationally recognized clinical research program in movement neuroscience and rehabilitation
●Pursue external funding to support a research program
●Advise and mentor kinesiology and other graduate students pursuing research and careers in movement neuroscience and rehabilitation. 
●Teach undergraduate and graduate kinesiology courses as directed by the Department Head

Percentage Of Time 100
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
Institution Employment Link:
CIP Discipline Code: 
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Rehabilitation Science
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Vacancy Status: 

The hiring institution advertising this vacant position is responsible for the application, hiring procedures and content within this advertisement.  Please contact the institution for questions concerning this vacant position.

University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator