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Staff positions

For full-time 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 My Career at Waterloo web site

For contract positions, see below.

Faculty positions

School of Public Health and Health Systems

There are currently no open faculty positions available.

Kinesiology

Clinical Biomechanics and/or Neuroscience

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo seeks exceptional scholars and researchers to apply for a tenure track position in the field of Clinical Biomechanics and/or Neuroscience. The position requires a PhD and the initial appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or in very special cases, Full Professor. 

The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with expertise spanning the scientific study of human movement and health. 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 http://uwaterloo.ca/kinesiology/.

The successful candidate must have a PhD with interest and experience in application of biomechanics and/or neuroscience towards the prevention of disease, recovery from injury or disease and/or management of clinical populations.  The ideal candidate would be a person who has a track record of applied clinical research and knowledge translation but who also advances knowledge creation.  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, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Research opportunities exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology and its new 20,000 ft2 Clinical Research facility but also within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and its multiple health research centers, including Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.  We welcome applicants from a broad range of fields including, but not limited to neuroscience, biomechanics, rehabilitation and health sciences.  Individuals with clinical training and a professional designation (such as physical therapist, occupational therapist, registered kinesiologist, chiropractor, athletic therapist) are encouraged to apply.  Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervising graduate students and service. 

The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $75,930 - $95,000.  The salary rank for this position at the rank of Associate Professor is $95,565 - $121,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is October 30, 2015. The start date will be January 1, 2016 or as negotiated.

Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s anticipated 5-year research plan, curriculum vitae, and letters of support from three referees.   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. 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: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo.”

Clinical Exercise

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo seeks exceptional scholars and researchers to apply for a tenure track position in the field of Clinical Exercise. The position requires a PhD and the initial appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or in very special cases, Full Professor.

The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with expertise spanning the scientific study of human movement and health. 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 http://uwaterloo.ca/kinesiology/.

The successful candidate must have a PhD with interest and experience in application of exercise towards the prevention of disease, recovery from injury or disease and/or management of clinical populations.  The ideal candidate would be a person who has a track record of applied clinical research and knowledge translation but who also advances knowledge creation.  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, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Research opportunities exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology and its new 20,000 ft2 Clinical Research facility but also within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and its multiple health research centers, including Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.  We welcome applicants from a broad range of fields including, but not limited to physiology, exercise science, rehabilitation and health sciences.  Individuals with clinical training and a professional designation (such as physical therapist, occupational therapist, registered kinesiologist, chiropractor, athletic therapist) are encouraged to apply.  Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervising graduate students and service.

The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $75,930 - $95,000.  The salary rank for this position at the rank of Associate Professor is $95,565 - $121,000.  Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is October 30, 2015. The start date will be January 1, 2016 or as negotiated.

Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s anticipated 5 year research plan, curriculum vitae, and letters of support from three referees.   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. 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: https://uwaterloo.ca/watport/why-waterloo.”

Recreation and Leisure Studies

There are currently no open faculty positions available.

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Research positions

There are currently no open research positions available.

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Postdoctoral fellow positions

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - 

Geriatric Health Systems Research Group, School of Public Health and Health Systems

Start date: open; 1 year contract

The Geriatric Health Systems (GHS) Research Group (https://uwaterloo.ca/ghs) in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for a full-time, one year fellowship (with possible renewal for 1-2 years based on mutual satisfaction and funding availability). The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to conduct research, consultation and knowledge exchange activities for a project titled, Policy and Regulatory Issues in Enabling Technological Innovation (PRI-TECH). This project is part of a new national NCE - Aging Gracefully across Environments using technology to Ensure Well-being, Engagement and Long Life (AGE-WELL; http://www.agewell-nce.ca/research). The position is available immediately, but the start date is negotiable. The position is based in Waterloo, Ontario. Some travel may be required.

ABOUT PRI-TECH: New technologies offer many possible benefits for the health and quality of life of older persons, but it is often difficult to make decisions about which technologies should be approved, how their use should be monitored, and how they should be paid for. For example, should “smart systems” used for remote health monitoring be regulated in the same fashion as medical devices? Should payment for these systems be the responsibility of health authorities, insurance companies, or consumers? This project will examine current policy and regulatory frameworks and developments that are relevant to the licensing, approval, regulation, reimbursement and evaluation of new technologies and innovations resulting from AGE-WELL. Recommendations will be made for how innovation in health technologies for seniors can be accommodated and stimulated within existing policy and regulatory frameworks, as well as how these frameworks might be modified to support safe adoption of promising and effective technologies.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in the PRI-TECH research project under the direction of the primary mentor, Dr. Paul Stolee, and project co-lead, Dr. Don Juzwishin (Director, Health Technology Assessment & Innovation, Alberta Health Services),
  • Design, develop, and undertake research, consultation and knowledge exchange activities per the PRI-TECH research plan,
  • Develop relationships with stakeholders and knowledge-users, including policy makers, industry partners and consumers,
  • Design new studies and proposals for additional research funding related to the overall programs of research of the AGE-WELL NCE and the GHS Research Group,
  • Work on multiple aspects of research projects to develop skills as an independent researcher,
  • Preparation/submission of ethics applications; oversight of graduate students and research assistants,
  • Knowledge translation and exchange activities such as scientific abstracts, manuscripts, and media releases, as well as presentations at AGE-WELL or PRI-TECH sessions and at scientific meetings,
  • Collaborate with PRI-TECH, NCE and other researchers,
  • The candidate will be encouraged to identify and develop their own areas of interest within the research program,
  • Other opportunities for collaborative research may be available dependent upon interests, funding and time.

Requirements

  • Newly graduated (within the past 5 years) PhD in a health research or health policy-related discipline,
  • Experience in health technology and health technology policy, particularly with a focus on technology for older adults, would be definite assets,
  • Understanding of processes of technological innovation, evaluation, commercialization and adoption would be an asset,
  • Experience conducting research from design through to research publication, as well as preparing and delivering presentations to a range of audiences, and a demonstrated ability to work with other researchers, support personnel, and students in a collaborative research environment,
  • Experience in qualitative, quantitative  and mixed-methods research,
  • Good organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills and strong written and oral English communication skills are required.
  • Proficiency in written and oral French communication would be an asset.

Interested applicants should arrange to send a letter of interest (including a summary of research interests, and names of at least two academic references), curriculum vitae, and up to three publications or working papers to Dr. Paul Stolee, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G1.

Feel free to contact Dr. Stolee or Sheila Bodemer, Research Coordinator, at 519.888.4567 extension 33160, with questions.

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