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Open Rank Professor, Motor Learning

Teachers College, Columbia University

Department of Biobehavioral Sciences

Open Rank Professor of Motor Behavior

Position:  Scholar with expertise in Motor Behavior broadly defined (i.e., motor learning, motor development or motor control) to join the Movement Science and Education/Kinesiology program faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University. Our top-ranked program has been a leader in graduate education and research for over a century, and was the first program in the United States to offer both the master's and doctoral degree in this field, and was the first program to offer a graduate degree with a specialization in motor learning. Presently we have faculty expertise in motor control, applied exercise physiology, physical education and physical activity promotion. We seek a scholar to compliment these areas with expertise in areas such as development, learning or control of movement in typical developing/developed populations throughout the lifespan and/or rehabilitation of movement in populations with movement disorders. Preference will be given to applicants with applied research interests who can relate their work to the teaching and advisements of graduate students, many of whom have applied backgrounds (e.g., physical and occupational therapists), who can contribute to our graduate specializations in rehabilitation offered in collaboration with rehabilitation programs at Columbia University, as well as applicants who can relate to other areas of the department (Neuroscience & Education, Speech Pathology) and Teachers College (e.g., human development, special education, music education, disability studies, cognitive psychology).

  Teach graduate courses, advise students, and supervise doctoral research, pursue and maintain extramural funding to support their research.

Qualifications:  Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field, with postdoctoral research training preferred. Applicants at the level of assistant professor will be expected to have some experience in teaching and advisement, peer-reviewed publications, and evidence of potential for obtaining competitive, extramurally-funded research. Applicants at higher ranks will be expected to have an established record of extramural funding and a substantial record of publication in peer-reviewed periodicals.

Rank:  Open rank, tenure track or tenured. Appointment may begin September 2015.

To apply:  Send a curriculum vita, a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, three examples of scholarship, three letters of reference in PDF format. Please send this information to Erynn Lowery (

Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For best consideration, candidates should apply immediately and before Thursday, November 20, 2014. For questions about the position, please contact Search Committee Chair: Andy Gordon (

Teachers College as an institution is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment. In offering education, psychology, and health studies, the College is committed to providing expanding employment opportunities to minorities, women, and persons with disabilities in its own activities and in society.