Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Neuro-Biology of Human Movement

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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Computational Neuro-Biology of Human Movement


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School of Kinesiology

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Job description

The School of Kinesiology, in the Faculty of Education at The University of British Columbia (UBC), invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Computational Neuro-biology of Human Movement. The appointment is expected to begin on January 1, 2023 or as negotiated with the successful candidate.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD at the time of application in neuro-biology, neuroscience, or a closely related discipline, and demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. Post-doctoral training would be an asset. The successful candidate is expected to engage in basic research that supports the areas of neuromechanical, physiological and systems biology and must have advanced knowledge, research experience and a demonstrated history of publications using computational approaches for modeling neurophysiological processes and statistical signal processing of electrophysiological and/or neurobiological imaging data.

The successful candidate must have a record of research dissemination in terms of peer-reviewed articles in recognized academic journals in the field and evidence of presentations at national and international scholarly conferences. Demonstrated ability to participate in scholarly activity, to establish an original program of research supported by external competitive funding (e.g., tri-agency and partnership grants) is required. This individual will have demonstrated ability to develop and effectively teach courses at introductory and advanced levels in areas of electrophysiological and brain imaging, biosensors and technology, computational approaches in Kinesiology, neurobiological signal processing, and modeling neuro biological systems of human movement.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach three courses including “Introduction to computational approaches in kinesiology – “biosensors & technology”, as well as advanced upper-level courses in areas of “Neuro-biological signal processing”, and “Modeling neuro-biological systems of human movement”, to be offered to senior undergraduate and graduate students.

They are also expected to contribute to the growth of the School through supervision of graduate students, participation in service activities within the School, Faculty, University and in the broader scholarly community. The incumbent will be encouraged to collaborate across the diverse research areas in the School and, more broadly, the University. This position will complement the School of Kinesiology’s strategic plans for interdisciplinary research excellence within the School and across faculties at UBC and play a role in generating and disseminating knowledge on the role of physical activity and health in diverse populations.

How to apply

Interested applicants are asked to send:

(i) a cover letter (please indicate if you are currently legally entitled to work in Canada),
(ii) curriculum vitae,
(iii) a five-year research plan,
(iv) a summary of teaching interests and philosophy,
(v) evidence of teaching excellence (such as course outlines and student evaluations if available),
(vi) three papers that are the most significant and relevant to your research interests,
(vii) a Diversity Statement that describes and documents how values of equity, diversity, inclusion, anti-racism, and anti-oppression figure into your past, present, and future experience of teaching, research, community engagement, and your lived experience (maximum 1 page), and
(viii) names and contact details of three academic references. Letters of reference will only be requested from short-listed candidates.

The complete application file must be submitted in the format of one bookmarked PDF file, addressed to Dr. Robert Boushel, Director, School of Kinesiology, and sent electronically to kin.hr@ubc.ca by the application review start date (below). Please include this subject heading: Computational Neuro-Biology of Human Movement Position. Following the submission of the application, the applicant will receive an Equity Survey link via email. Completion of the anonymous Equity Survey is required as part of the application process.

While the search remains open until the position is filled, in order to be considered in this round of adjudication, interested individuals are asked to submit their applications by April 15, 2022, to ensure optimal consideration. Questions regarding the position and the application deadline should be directed to Dr. Robert Boushel, Director, School of Kinesiology at kin.hr@ubc.ca.

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