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For staff employment opportunities in Applied Health Sciences, including Kinesiology, Public Health and Health Systems, and Recreation and Leisure Studies, visit the University of Waterloo's Human Resources web site (see All Applicants Career Search on left menu for external postings).

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School of Public Health and Health Systems

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Recreation and Leisure Studies

The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo invites applications for exceptional scholars and researchers for one or more tenure track or tenured positions in therapeutic and inclusive recreation beginning July 1, 2015. The position may be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or in very special cases, Full Professor. Preference will be given to an Associate Professor or Full Professor if a qualified candidate is found.

The successful candidate must have a PhD in Leisure Studies or an equivalent discipline. Evidence of a strong research program with emphasis on therapeutic and inclusive recreation, leisure and marginalized individuals and communities, and/or leisure, health and well-being is required. Scholarly collaborations which include elements of advocacy, activism, social justice and which include intentional knowledge mobilization efforts are desirable. Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students.  The ability to develop and teach an array of traditional and on-line courses is required. Preference will be given to applicants whose research aligns with the Department’s strategic plan as outlined in our vision statement, “to lead through our critical examination of leisure and its relationship to individual and community well-being”. Salary range of $89,000 to $150,000, based on qualifications and rank, will be considered.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is November 30, 2014. Three letters of reference will be requested for applicants invited for an interview. Electronic applications including curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching and research statements are encouraged and may be submitted by email attachment to Dr. Mark Havitz, Chair, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Faculty of Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada at with a copy to Sandy DeVisser, Administrative Assistant at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, members of visible minorities, indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities.

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