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Kinesiology

Lecturer, Social Psychology of Physical Activity, Health and Well-being

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional educator for a Definite Term Lecturer appointment in Kinesiology with expertise related to social psychology of physical activity as it impacts health promotion, health behaviour, disease prevention and/or rehabilitation, sport and human performance.  The initial appointment as a Definite Term Lecturer will be for a term of up to 3 years, and the incumbent may be considered for a future continuing lecturer appointment if he/she demonstrates outstanding performance in teaching.

Successful candidates are expected to have a strong teaching portfolio with evidence of a commitment to excellence and innovation and be able to teach a range of topics, including, but not limited to:  social psychology, sport psychology, health behaviour, determinants of health and well-being and research design/statistics as well as writing and communication skills.  Candidates with a clinical training and experience, who can contribute to developing educational opportunities to advance clinical and professional skills for students focussed on clinical career paths, would be preferable.  Applicants should have experience working in a variety of classroom settings and be comfortable engaging groups ranging in size from 10 to >300 students. They will be responsible for developing, teaching and administering up to six courses annually at the undergraduate level and graduate levels, mentoring/supervising teaching assistants, providing leadership on teaching innovation across the Department and Faculty and may be called upon to assist with other aspects of program administration. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD in a relevant discipline with experience in course development and teaching at the undergraduate level and an ability to teach at the graduate level. The initial appointment will be as a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo at the level of Definite Term Lecturer. The candidate will also teach courses at the Faculty level.

The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with expertise spanning the scientific study of human movement. A main focus of the department is to discover and explain mechanisms and principles of human movement and to apply this knowledge to the prevention of illness and injury together with strategies, which optimize the health and physical performance of individuals. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. Further information about the department can be found at Department of Kinesiology: http://uwaterloo.ca/kinesiology/.

The University of Waterloo is a vibrant community distinguished by teaching excellence and scholarship in teaching, with institutional support through its Centre for Teaching Excellence. There is a strategic commitment to research-enhanced, technology-enhanced, and entrepreneurship-enhanced learning. The University of Waterloo excels at experiential learning, in part, through the world’s largest post-secondary co-operative education program. For the past two decades, the University of Waterloo has been recognized in a national reputation survey of universities as ‘best overall’, ‘most innovative’, and producing ‘leaders of tomorrow’.

The starting salary range for this position is $78,000 to $99,000. Actual starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is May 1, 2018. The start date will be July 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier that includes teaching philosophy, experience, evaluations and sample syllabi ensuring the role of applicant is clearly denoted.  Applicants should also provide names and contact information for four referees who will be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee. These materials should be sent electronically to the attention of:  Professor W. E. McIlroy, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada (sent via email to Denise Hay:  denise.hay@uwaterloo.ca).

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Three reasons to apply:

University of Waterloo Faculty Association   https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

Neuromechanics 

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of neuromechanics. In special circumstances, qualified candidates who are at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered.

The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with expertise spanning the scientific study of human movement. A main focus of the department is to discover and explain mechanisms and principles of human movement and to apply this knowledge to the prevention of illness and injury using strategies that optimize health and physical performance. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. Further information about the department can be found at the Department of Kinesiology: http://uwaterloo.ca/kinesiology/.

The successful candidate must have a PhD with evidence of an active research program within the area of neuromechanics of human movement. Candidates are expected to have a strong portfolio of scholarly research, evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching. In addition to advancing a personal research program, candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of multidisciplinary teams. Research opportunities exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology and its new 20,000 ft2 Applied Research facility but also within the several related research centres such as the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorder, Centre for Bioengineering and Biotechnology and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.  We welcome applications from individuals across a range of possible disciplines and research themes related to human movement including, but not limited to: biomechanics, neuroscience, neuromuscular control, muscle mechanics, bioengineering, biomedical science, sport performance, injury mechanisms and/or rehabilitation.  Individuals planning to develop or having both a fundamental and applied focus of neuromechanics research are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students. 

Based on qualifications, the salary range for this position will range from $90,000 to $130,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is May 1, 2018. The start date will be July 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s anticipated 5-year research plan and curriculum vitae.  These materials should be sent electronically to the attention of:  Professor W. E. McIlroy, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada. Please send via email to Denise Hay at: mailto:denise.hay@uwaterloo.ca.   Applicants should also provide names for four referees who would be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

“Three reasons to apply:

University of Waterloo Faculty Association   https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

Work and Health

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Work and Health.  The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with a focus on optimizing health, preventing injury and illness, and extending the years of high quality life through understanding the cellular to societal implications of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. Further information about the department can be found at the Department of Kinesiology.

The successful candidate must have a PhD or MD with evidence of an active research program within the broader area of Work and Health to complement the Department of Kinesiology’s existing strengths. We encourage applications from individuals across a range of possible disciplines and research themes focused on Work and Health. Potential areas of focus, though not exclusive, include: workplace health and wellness, organizational and industrial psychology, cognitive ergonomics, illness and injury prevention, workplace health promotion, return-to-work, vulnerable/at risk populations or workplace policies and practices.  Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students.

Successful candidates are expected to have a strong portfolio of scholarly research, including peer-reviewed publications, and provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and obtaining external funding. In addition to advancing a personal research program, candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team engaged in research related to Work and Health. Collaborative opportunities exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology but also within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and across the University of Waterloo and its multiple research centers, such as the Centre of Research Expertise for the Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (CRE-MSD), Centre for Mental Health Research, Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence (CCCARE) and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA).

The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $78,000 - $99,000.  The salary range for this position at the rank of Associate Professor is $99,000 - $130,000.  Actual starting salary will be commensurate with rank of appointment, qualifications, experience and research record. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is April 1, 2018. The start date will be July 1, 2018 or as negotiated.

Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s 5-year research plan, cover letter and curriculum vitae.  Applicants should also provide names and contact information for four referees who will be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee. These materials should be sent electronically to the attention of:  Professor W. E. McIlroy, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada (sent via email to Denise Hay at: denise.hay@uwaterloo.ca).

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority in the recruitment process.

“Three reasons to apply:

University of Waterloo Faculty Association   https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo

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