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Contractually Limited Term, Appointment (9.5-month), Teaching, Coaching, and Leadership

Acadia University

School of Kinesiology
Faculty of Professional Studies
9.5 month Contractually Limited Term Appointment
in Teaching, Coaching and Leadership

Position #30329 – The School of Kinesiology invites applications for a 9.5 month contractually limited term (CLT) position effective August 1, 2022.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess, at a minimum, a Masters degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Coaching or a related field with relevant experience; a PhD is preferred. Previous experience teaching PE at the elementary or secondary levels would be an asset. Membership or leadership experience with organizations such as PHE Canada, the Teaching Association for Physical and Health and Education (TAPHE), possession of professional certifications from the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), involvement in coaching school or community sport, as examples, would also be considered assets.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the areas of teacher preparation (e.g., elementary & secondary PE methods, assessment & evaluation), coaching (focusing on the NCCP curriculum), and other elective courses and/ or activity labs (e.g., educational gymnastics, dance).

An overall ability to contribute to the collaborative and dynamic teaching and research culture in the School of Kinesiology is essential. The successful applicant will collaborate with the faculty to broaden the work of the School, particularly with undergraduate students wanting to pursue teaching physical education or coaching as a career. The successful candidate is expected to be an excellent teacher, to contribute to mentoring students, and will also contribute to community engagement and service activities.

How to apply: Complete applications should include a letter of application and an up-to-date curriculum vitae along with the names and contact information of three referees who, if the applicant is shortlisted, will be contacted to submit letters of support for the applicant within a few weeks.

The candidate should send the complete application package in one PDF file to:

Dr. René Murphy, Director
School of Kinesiology, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

Closing Date: June 3, 2022

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The University invites applications from all qualified individuals; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Acadia University is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from Aboriginal people, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, women, and persons of any minority sexual orientation or gender identity. Consistent with the principles of employment equity, the primary criterion for appointment to a position is qualifications and professional excellence. Candidates who identify as a member of one of the afore-mentioned groups, and who wish to have the application considered as such, are invited to submit the online Employment Equity Voluntary Self-Identification Form as part of their application package.

The university will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant's accessibility needs. If you require accommodation because of a disability or for any other reason during the interview process, please contact: