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Assistant Professor, Probationary Tenure-Track, Cardio. Exercise Physiology in Health and Disease

Brock University

About Brock University 

The Brock University experience is second to none in Canada. Located in historic Niagara region, Brock offers all the benefits of a young and modern university in a safe, community-minded city, with beautiful natural surroundings. With over 18,000 students and more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in seven diverse Faculties, Brock excels at providing exceptional experiential learning opportunities and highly rated student and campus life experiences. 

Our Geography 

Brock University’s main campus is situated atop the Niagara Escarpment, within a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, overlooking the city of St. Catharines, in the heart of Niagara wine country. The Niagara region is dotted with landmarks that recognize our nation’s history and features breathtaking natural beauty and world-famous attractions. St. Catharines is home to vibrant arts and entertainment venues, and is a short drive from Toronto, Niagara Falls, and Buffalo, New York. With one of the warmest climates in Canada, clean, safe communities, and surprisingly affordable real estate, Niagara is an exceptional location to call home. 

What we Offer 

Brock University offers competitive salary and benefits and ample support for research and sabbaticals. Research resources include; conference support, start-up funding, subscriptions to major databases and access to various research funding vehicles.  For candidates considering relocation, moving expenses will be administered according to the Faculty Association Collective Agreement.  

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Applied Health Sciences is home to over 100 faculty members, 4000 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in five departments; Kinesiology, Nursing, Health Sciences, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sport Management. The Department of Kinesiology is fully invested in researching and teaching all aspects of human movement. We offer courses that allow students to create, integrate and apply knowledge from the biosciences, social sciences and humanities in the transdisciplinary study of human movement across the lifespan. We offer enriched learning experiences gained through interactions with faculty members both within and outside the traditional classroom environment. We run undergraduate and graduate programs with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, Bachelor of Physical Education as well as two concurrent education programs. We have approximately 1200 undergraduate and 80 graduate students in a faculty wide graduate program.

About the position

The Department of Kinesiology is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in the area of Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology in Health and Disease for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective January 1, 2021.

The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate, an outstanding record of research productivity, teaching experience, and the potential to secure external research funding. Post-doctoral training and/or previous university teaching experience would be assets.

The scholar filling this position will be a dynamic individual whose research focuses on cardiovascular exercise physiology in health and disease. Special consideration will be given to individuals whose research backgrounds are in the areas of (1) blood flow and cardiovascular regulation, and/or (2) microvascular function.

The successful candidate will have strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and will be expected to teach in areas related to exercise and human physiology. In addition, the candidate will provide evidence of being able to work in a trans-disciplinary environment, and ability make contributions to the activities of the Department, Faculty, University, and greater Niagara Community.

Hiring decisions will be made on the basis of excellence in research and teaching and meeting departmental needs. The closing date for applications is at 12:01 am on September 22, 2020 and the review process will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information please contact:

Dr. Phil Sullivan, Chair

Department of Kinesiology

Brock University

1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way

St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3A1

E-mail: psullivan@brocku.ca

To Apply



Applicants must submit a letter of application, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests related to departmental programs, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references via the Workday online application system (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload) by the 12:01 am September 22, 2020 closing date.

Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:

https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Assistant-Professor--Cardiovascular-Exercise-Physiology-in-Health-and-Disease---Probationary-Tenure-Track-Appointment_JR-1006661

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Information on the Department of Kinesiology can be found at https://brocku.ca/applied-health-sciences/academic-departments/kinesiology.

Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, people with disabilities and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) persons are encouraged to apply and to voluntarily self-identify as a member of a designated group as part of their application. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application. 

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

We will accommodate the needs of the applicants and the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility

for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the selection process, as outlined in the

Employee Accommodation Policy https://brocku.ca/policies/wpcontent/uploads/sites/94/EmploymentAccommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: Talent Acquisition, talent@brocku.ca to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated through this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

It is Brock University’s policy to give consideration to qualified internal applicants.

We appreciate all applications received; however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Learn more about Brock University by visiting www.brocku.ca