Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Race, Ethics and Physical Culture

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Race, Ethics and Physical Culture

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Position within the School of Kinesiology

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School of Kinesiology

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UBC 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 Race, Ethics and Physical Culture. The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located on the unceded, ancestral and traditional territories of the xwmə0kwəy’əm (Musqueam) people in beautiful Vancouver, Canada.
The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Kinesiology or related field, and demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship. The successful candidate is expected to engage in teaching and research concerned especially with sociohistorical perspectives on race, ethics and physical culture – including perspectives on sport, physical activity and health in local and global contexts. This includes a focus on race, Indigeneity and social justice in the Canadian context. In linking race, ethics and physical culture, the successful candidate would be well-positioned to teach about and study the processes through which particular values come to be associated with particular bodies, how these values are expressed through the notion of race, how better understanding these processes can aid understandings of (in)equity, inclusion and exclusion, and ways
to identify and address forms of racism.
The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2022 or as negotiated with the successful candidate.

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
(vi) three papers that are the most significant and relevant to their 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 indicate in the subject heading: Race, Ethics and Physical Culture Position. Following the submission of the application, the applicant will receive an Equity Survey link via email. Completion of the 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 January 30, 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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