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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology

McMaster University

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Science at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Clinical Exercise Physiology with a focus on Cardiovascular Health Across the Lifespan.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline at the time of application and appropriate training in human cardiovascular physiology, including the application of exercise from a clinical perspective in conditions of chronic disease and disability. We seek a colleague who will develop a translational research program that blends basic scientific inquiry with applications that seek to understand human health and performance. We are especially interested in applicants whose expertise and interests would complement existing areas of faculty strength and enable them to bridge traditional disciplinary boundaries in both research and teaching.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and have a commitment to service including community engagement and knowledge translation. Requirements include a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, and the ability to establish and maintain an externally-funded independent research program. Postdoctoral training is advantageous, as is evidence of pedagogical innovation and a commitment to development as an educator. The potential to conduct research on successful aging, facilitate collaborative links with other units including the McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence, and qualification as a Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology certified instructor, will be deemed assets. Duties will include teaching and research supervision at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and service to the institution.

The Department of Kinesiology currently has 16.5 full-time faculty members and approximately 850 full-time undergraduate and 50 graduate students. We offer an Honours B.Sc. Kinesiology degree as well as M.Sc. and PhD. degrees. For more information please see our website:

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 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.

McMaster University has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff that reflects the diversity of our student body. The successful candidate will be committed to inclusion and excellence and the Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their teaching and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community. Women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Gender diversity is being addressed at McMaster University through our policies and actions. One recent action in this area was the completion of a gender pay equity study and a resultant base salary adjustment applied to all female faculty members in July 2015.

Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching dossiers that convey suitability for the position including evidence of experience and potential, and a statement on equity and diversity. Academic reference letters are not required at the time of application, but applicants should provide the names of three referees who may be subsequently contacted.

Complete applications must be made online at (Faculty Positions, Job 22286) to the attention of: Dr. Martin Gibala, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.

Review of complete applications will begin after November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.

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 is obliged to 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 must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

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. 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 diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.

Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

Applicants are asked to describe, within their letter of application, their commitment to and demonstrated experience advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings.