Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in Biomechanics (Wake Forest University)

The Department of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with expertise in Health and Exercise Science with an emphasis in neuromuscular biomechanics and clinical research to begin July 1, 2024. We seek an active scholar with a focused line of research that strives to improve the neuromuscular health of a compromised or “at-risk” population. We are committed to academic distinction and diversity among the faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will teach a variety of Health and Exercise Science courses including Biomechanics of Human Motion and Human Anatomy/Physiology.  Other responsibilities include mentoring undergraduate and graduate research projects; creating a productive research program of national and international significance; and academic and career advising of students. Additional responsibilities include departmental, college, and university service. 

Wake Forest University and the Department of Health and Exercise Science welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.


Applicants must have an earned doctorate (PhD or equivalent) in biomechanics or a closely related field. Additional expectations include post-doctoral training and teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels; research experience with demonstrated scholarship via first-authored publications; exposure to randomized clinical trial research, and a demonstrated potential for successful extramural funding.

Our interdisciplinary department’s mission is to advance the understanding of health and the prevention/treatment of chronic disease and physical disability. We are located on the WFU Reynolda Campus and host approximately 200 undergraduate majors and 18 master’s level graduate students. The department has 10 tenure-track faculty, 5 teaching professionals and one teacher-scholar postdoc.  The department offers both B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Health and Exercise Science. Collaborative opportunities also exist within the numerous Wake Forest University and Wake Forest School of Medicine departments, institutes, and centers.


To assure full consideration, applicants should submit the following materials by December 1st, 2023; (1) a cover letter addressing the motivation to join our teacher-scholar community; (2) a CV with contact information for three professional references; (3) a teaching statement including a plan to establish an inclusive learning environment in the liberal arts context; (4) a research statement describing plans and potential impact of scholarly pursuits. Please submit these documents, as ONE PDF, online at Confidential letters of recommendation (at least one of which should address teaching) will be requested for selected candidates after an initial review of materials. Address questions about the position to Dr. Stephen Messier (Chair, Search Committee) at Note that review of applications will begin immediately, and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date. 

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