Teaching-Track Assistant Professor of Physiology of Physical Activity & Human Health
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.
The Department of Kinesiology at McMaster is seeking candidates to fill a teaching -track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Physiology of Physical Activity and Human Health. The preferred start date for the appointment is July 1, 2023.
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in Kinesiology or a related discipline and a record of teaching excellence and pedagogical innovation in the field of Physiology of Physical Activity and Human Health including the use of: EDI-informed pedagogy, experiential learning, community engagement, science communication, and knowledge translation. A history of scholarly excellence is essential. Strong communication skills and demonstrated commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures are desirable.
The successful candidate should clearly demonstrate evidence of course content and curricula development that align with the Department’s strategic plan (https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/kinesiology/people/chair-s-message.html) and creates unique learning opportunities for kinesiology students. The candidate must be strongly committed to excellence in teaching and mentorship at the undergraduate and graduate levels. All potential candidates whose teaching and research expertise applies to Physiology of Physical Activity and Human Health are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Kinesiology is a thriving community of scientists working in diverse areas committed to excellence and innovation in research, training, teaching, and outreach. The Department is home to the Physical Activity Centre of Excellence (PACE) and has ties to numerous McMaster Institutes. The Department has 15 full-time research-active faculty members, two teaching-stream faculty members, ~50 graduate students, and ~900 undergraduate students. For more information on the Department, please visit https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/kinesiology/
McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer groundbreaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science works to create a global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity and has a strong commitment to employment equity.
The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
We invite all applicants to complete a brief Diversity Survey, which takes approximately two minutes to complete, through McMaster’s application submission portal. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer. All information collected is confidential and will support efforts to broaden the diversity of the applicant pool and promote a fair, equitable and inclusive talent acquisition process.
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How to Apply
Complete applications must be made online at https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ (Faculty Positions, Job 51884) by the deadline to the attention of Dr. Gianni Parise, Professor & Chair, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.
A complete application consists of:
• A cover letter (including a statement regarding whether the applicant has Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status (see below))
• A current Curriculum Vitae
• A statement of teaching philosophy and interests (2-page maximum)
• A statement of experience and plans for advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings (1-page maximum)
• The names and full contact information of at least three referees. Letters of reference are not required and will not be reviewed at the application stage; the Department will request letters of recommendation from referees at later stages of the search process.
Review of complete applications will begin January 31, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive an online, system-generated confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty members in achieving a work-life balance. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University must gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications, as stated above, MUST include one of the following statements in their application package: I am/am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
The University is committed to providing and maintaining healthy and safe working and learning environments for all employees, students, volunteers and visitors. The University’s Vaccination Policy-COVID-19 Requirements for Employees and Students (the “Vaccination Policy”) (https://secretariat.mcmaster.ca/app/uploads/Vaccination-Policy-COVID-19-Requirements-for-Employees-and-Students.pdf), requires all McMaster community members, including employees, accessing a McMaster campus or facility in person to be fully vaccinated or to have received an exemption from the University for a valid human rights ground. While the Policy will be currently paused, this Policy may resume quickly and on short notice, as informed by public health advice and direction. As a result, failure to achieve and maintain fully vaccinated status or an approved human rights-based exemption may result in termination of employment. This is a term and condition of employment. The University will continue to follow the guidance of public health organizations to define fully vaccinated status.