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School of Public Health and Health Systems

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Kinesiology

Lecturer, Physiology and Metabolism

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional educator for a teaching appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The successful candidate must have a PhD within a relevant discipline, experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have broad expertise across relevant disciplines related to human physiology and metabolism. The initial appointment will a Definite-term Lecturer for up to three years, and the incumbent may be considered for a future on-going appointment as Continuing Lecturer 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 in teaching, and be able to teach a range of topics, including, but not limited to:  physiology, fundamental and clinical exercise science, metabolism, nutrition, research design and statistics. As well, applicants should have experience working in a variety of classroom settings, including undergraduate, graduate 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 may be called upon to assist with other aspects of the program.

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 and management 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 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 $70,000 to $80,000 and will be based on previous experience and performance. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is April 24, 2015. The start date of the position will be July 1, 2015 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.   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 e-mail to Denise Hay at: denise.hay@uwaterloo.ca).  Applicants should also provide names for four referees who will be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee.

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.”

Lecturer, Biomechanics and Neuroscience  

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional educator for a teaching appointment at the rank of Lecturer. The successful candidate must have a PhD within a relevant discipline, experience teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and have broad expertise across relevant disciplines related to human biomechanics and neural control of movement. The initial appointment will a Definite-term Lecturer for up to three years, and the incumbent may be considered for a future on-going appointment as Continuing Lecturer 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 in teaching, and be able to teach a range of topics, including, but not limited to:  fundamental and clinical biomechanics, gait, neural and musculoskeletal control of human movement, research design and statistics. As well, applicants should have experience working in a variety of c classroom settings, including undergraduate, graduate 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 may be called upon to assist with other aspects of the program.

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 and management 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 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 and the requested qualifications is $70,000 to $80,000 and will be based on previous experience and performance. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

The closing date for applications is April 24, 2015. The start date of the position will be July 1, 2015 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.   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).  Applicants should also provide names for four referees who will be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee.

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.”

         

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