The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for twotenure-track faculty positions in the School of Human Kinetics.
The School of Human Kinetics (SHK) provides a bilingual, interdisciplinary academic and research environment in which to study the biophysical and social contributions of physical, activity, sport, and leisure and their interrelationship with the health of individuals, communities, and societies. Providing both undergraduate and graduate training, the SHK is committed to educating capable graduates who wish to positively impact society through their knowledge, skills, and competencies related to the benefits of physical activity, sport, and leisure.
The city of Ottawa, located in the National Capital Region, encompasses the two largest cultural and linguistic communities in Canada. The University of Ottawa, situated near many national agencies including Health Canada, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and Statistics Canada, is recognized as the first and largest bilingual university in North America. The University provides its 40,000 students and 5,500 employees a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life.
The Faculty of Health Sciences is made up of five academic units: Human Kinetics, Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, and the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. The Faculty excels in its research endeavours thanks to the efforts of over 100 researchers working in a variety of disciplines.
To move the Faculty and School’s strategic research directions forward, we are seeking applications for Professors in the areas of:
1. Biomechanics and Motor Control at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor
The candidate will be involved in research that blends biomechanics and motor control to inform interventions associated with locomotion and/or reaching in populations with neurological and musculoskeletal pathological conditions.
2. Exercise Physiologist at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor:
The candidate will be involved in research on exercise interventions and their impact on health, with a focus on populations with chronic disease, such as cancer, stroke, or neurological disorders among others.
Qualifications for both positions:
- PhD in Human Kinetics, or an associated field in the life sciences
- University level teaching with a demonstrated track record of excellence
- Research excellence as demonstrated by a competitive externally funded program of research and scholarly achievement
- Bilingualism: the ability to actively contribute to teaching in one of the two official languages and to have passive functionality in the other language by the time of tenure.
It is expected that the selected candidates will sustain a competitive, externally funded program of research, supervise graduate students, contribute to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in academic and administrative activities.
Salary: Salary is consistent with the collective agreement of the APUO (http://www.apuo.ca/benefits-resources/salary_info/).
Application Deadline: April 17, 2015
Appointment Date: As of July 1, 2015
Applicants should send by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org a curriculum vitae, copies of no more than three of their latest reprints, a letter describing their teaching and research interests, and arrange for three letters from referees to be sent under separate cover to:
Diane Ste-Marie, PhD
Director and Associate Dean
School of Human Kinetics
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa
125 University Private, Room 232
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.
The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.