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Mechanical Engineering and Physical Therapy (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor) - School of Engineering and Computing and Physical Therapy

Apply now Job no: 492756
Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Health Professions, Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Doctoral degree in mechanical engineering or closely related field
  • Familiarity with microprocessor based control systems
  • Proficiency with hardware and software commonly used in the field of biomechanics research including, but not limited to, motion capture (e.g. Vicon), force plates, electromyography and pedobarography
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Publications in relevant and reputable peer-reviewed journals

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • Relevant computer programming for the assessment of human biomechanics including programs such as Visual3D
  • Inter-institutional research collaboration
  • Implementation of microprocessors into control systems as well as Matlab and Simulink
  • Functional knowledge of anatomy and/or kinesiology

Responsibilities - Essential Functions: 

  • Teach upper-division mechanical engineering classes, and assist in teaching doctorate level physical therapy courses during a 12-month contract year
    • Teach both lecture and laboratory in areas including dynamics, and system dynamics and control
  • Assist in the development of new courses related to biomechanics for undergraduate and graduate students. Support a high-quality motion analysis laboratory
    • Mentor engineering and physical therapy graduate students in conducting and disseminating high quality research
    • Assist in the development of, conduction of, and funding for research in the motion analysis laboratory within and between the University's physical therapy and engineering programs
  • Supervision of an undergraduate engineering co-op student and/or graduate assistant
  • Provide support to the mission and vision of the associated units and the University

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Campus: Robert C. Pew, Grand Rapids, MI

Application Deadline: Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date for this position is August 6, 2018

How To Apply: Detailed information and the on-line application process are available at  Include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and at least three references with name, address, phone and e-mail address. If you have any questions, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.


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