Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Exercise Physiology, Exercise Metabolism, Exercise and Nutrition

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Exercise Physiology, Exercise Metabolism, Exercise and Nutrition

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The School of Kinesiology at The University of British Columbia invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in one or more cognate areas of exercise physiology, exercise metabolism, or exercise and nutrition at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will contribute basic science and/or applied research that supports a priority area of the role of physical activity in health across the lifespan, across sub-disciplines and in diverse populations. The expected start date of this position is July 1, 2018.

The successful candidate will complement the School of Kinesiology’s strategic plans for interdisciplinary research within the School and across Faculties at UBC and play a key role in generating and disseminating knowledge on the role of physical activity and health in diverse populations. The successful candidate is expected to establish a program of original, externally funded research, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the School, and contribute to the growth of the School through supervision of graduate students, participation in service activities within the University and in the broader scholarly community, and collaboration with scientists within the School and across Faculties at UBC.

This is a tenure-track position in the Professoriate Stream. The successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Assistant Professor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion please visit: www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The School of Kinesiology is situated in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia located in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural, multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The university is recognized internationally as a leading research institution. The Faculty of Education (www.educ.ubc.ca) shares the University’s commitment to research excellence and provides a comprehensive set of programmatic offerings at the baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels. Academic units include the School of Kinesiology, the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, the Department of Educational Studies, and the Department of Language and Literacy Education.

The School of Kinesiology is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of outstanding researchers committed to excellence in research, teaching, community engagement, and professional leadership. The School has internationally recognized scholars investigating diverse aspects of human movement, sport, physical activity and health across biological, behavioural and sociocultural disciplines. For further details about the School of Kinesiology and its research, please visit the School’s website at http://kin.educ.ubc.ca/).

How to apply

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in a related discipline, and will be encouraged to work across the diverse research fields related to physical activity and health in both the School and, more broadly, the University. Demonstrated ability to participate in scholarly activity and to secure competitive research funding in one or more of the cognate areas is required. Demonstrated capability to provide effective instruction at various levels of the discipline(s) is also required. Interested applicants are invited to send a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a five year research plan, a summary of teaching interests and philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as course outlines and student evaluations), three papers that are the most significant and relevant to their research interests, and three letters of reference sent directly to UBC (contact details below). Applications (except for the reference letters) must be provided in the format of one bookmarked PDF file. All enquiries and applications should be sent electronically to ubc.kin@ubc.ca (care of Dr. Robert Boushel, Director, School of Kinesiology).

Please indicate in subject heading:
Exercise Physiology/Metabolism/Nutrition-School of Kinesiology.

The position is subject to budgetary approval. Consideration of candidates will begin November 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by the date noted. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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