Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Gerontology
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.
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 & Leisure Studies and Sport Management.
The new inter-departmental program in Master of Applied Gerontology is a twelve-month course based (with practicum) graduate program and is expecting its first intake of students for September 2019.
About the position
The Master of Applied Gerontology Program at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-stream position as Assistant Professor with expertise primarily in socio-cultural aspects of gerontology, effective July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be appointed within the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies. The position involves teaching responsibilities primarily in the graduate Applied Gerontology curriculum and will also support related areas of the undergraduate Recreation and Leisure Studies curriculum. The successful candidate will be able to teach graduate courses in areas related to Mental Health and Aging, Death and Dying and Current Issues in Gerontology. The appointee is expected to also develop a robust research program supported by external research funding, supervise graduate students, participation in the affairs of the program and department, and fulfillment of service commitments to the programs and the university.
• The successful candidate will have a completed PhD degree with expertise in socio-cultural and/or recreation and leisure issues in gerontology or a closely related discipline.
• Evidence of scholarly achievement and a strong research program with a distinctive specialization in mental health and aging, leisure and aging, gerontology, social and cultural aspects of aging, leisure and well-being for older adults or another unique scholarly area.
• Preference will be given to candidates with both university teaching, post-doctoral and/or professional experience.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, recent reprints, and evidence of teaching performance, all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system at Brock University Careers webpage using the “Apply” : https://brocku.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/brocku_careers/job/St-Catharines-Main-Campus/Gerontology--Assistant-Professor---Tenure-Track_JR-1001907.
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Review of applications will begin on February 25, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Lynn McCleary, Incoming Graduate Program Director, Master of Gerontology Program 905-688-5550 ext 5160, email@example.com. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all interested 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 should fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.
Differing career patterns may be more common among members of designated groups, and those who have experienced leaves from the workplace. These differences will be taken into account in assessing the experiences and qualifications of members of these groups, or those who have experienced leaves from the workplace.
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of Employment Equity and invites applications from all qualified candidates. Women, Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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/webfm_send/39939. Please advise: Chair of Search Committee 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.
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