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Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology

Acadia University

Located in beautiful Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Acadia University is recognized as an outstanding academic institution. Founded in 1838, it is one of Canada’s oldest and most respected universities and offers a liberal arts education that is unique among post-secondary institutions. Acadia offers a stimulating, vibrant environment, on and off campus, where dedicated faculty inspire and challenge students to be their best through supportive personalized learning environments, holistic education and nurturing community engagement. Academic innovation has garnered the university a reputation for excellence in teaching and research at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Faculty of Professional Studies - SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY
Coaching and Leadership in Sport - Assistant Professor

Position # 30405 – The School of Kinesiology invites applications for a tenure-track position effective July 1st, 2019. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or related field with a focus on sport coaching (e.g. effective coaching, coach learning, coach development, socio-cultural aspects of coaching). Candidates who are very near completion of their Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.

An overall ability to contribute to the dynamic teaching and research culture in the School is essential. The successful candidate is expected to become an excellent teacher and practitioner, develop an externally funded research program in sport coaching and the socio-cultural aspects of sport, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute to community engagement and service activities in the School. Expertise in sport coaching, coach education or coach development is required.

The successful applicant will teach courses in sport coaching, leadership and the socio-cultural aspects of sport and physical activity in the School of Kinesiology. An ability to teach elective courses in kinesiology based on interest and expertise would be beneficial.

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 will submit letters of support for the applicant. The candidate should send the application and arrange to have three letters of support sent to:

René J.L. Murphy, Ph.D.
Chair of the Selection Committee
Director, School of Kinesiology
Acadia University
550 Main Streeet
Wolfville, NS B4P 2R6
Phone: (902) 585-1559
e -mail: rene.murphy@acadiau.ca

Closing date: May 23, 2019

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. 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 academic 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. Canadian and permanent residents will be given priority.