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Instructor I , KINESIOLOGY

Acadia University


Position # 30404I – Contractually Limited Term Appointment Instructor

The School of Kinesiology seeks to fill a 9.5 month contractually limited term position at the rank of Instructor 1 for the 2020-21 academic year (starting August 1, 2020). An overall ability to contribute to a dynamic teaching culture in the School is important. Applicants must be able instruct laboratories in kinesiology courses including some of the following; biomechanics, human physiology, anatomy, motor control, exercise physiology, sports injury assessment and management courses or in fitness and exercise testing courses as per the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology certifications (CSEP - CPT and CEP). Applicants must also be able to teach an introductory University course (KINE 1993 – Physically Active Living) for the School. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will be required to possess a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy or related field; however, preference will be given to candidates also possessing a Master’s degree in a related area. Post-secondary teaching experience and lab instructing experience will be considered assets. With COVID-19 restrictions still unknown, it is anticipated that some of the labs/ teaching will need to be delivered via online/ virtual platforms. Experience with distance education would also be an asset.

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resumé to the Chair of the selection committee, Dr. René Murphy, at

René J.L. Murphy, PhD.
Professor and Director, School of Kinesiology Acadia University
550 Main Street, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R6

Closing Date: June 7, 2020
For additional information on the School of Kinesiology, please visit:

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: René Murphy.