Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor, Physical Literacy and School-Based Physical Education
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 Position
The Department of Kinesiology is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in Physical Literacy and School-Based Physical Education for a probationary tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2020.
The successful candidate must have a completed doctorate, an appropriate and relevant record of research productivity, and the potential to secure an externally-funded independent program of research. Applicants must have a commitment to service including community engagement and knowledge translation. Post-doctoral training and/or previous school and/or university teaching experience would be assets.
The scholar filling this position will be a dynamic individual whose research and teaching expertise focuses on one or more of the following areas: 1) school-based health and physical education; 2) physical literacy.
The successful candidate will have strong commitment and aptitude for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. In addition, the candidate will provide evidence of being able to work in a transdisciplinary environment, and ability to make contributions to a vibrant environment of scholars housed within the Department, Faculty, and University that can extend to the greater Niagara Community.
Hiring decisions will be made on the basis of excellence in research, teaching, and meeting departmental needs. This position is subject to budgetary approval and the review process will continue until the position is filled.
Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of application, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests related to departmental programs, and a curriculum vitae all in electronic format (a single PDF document is preferred) via the online application system. (Note: file maximum of 5MB per attachment upload.) Applications should be submitted electronically through the Brock Careers website at the following link:
Applicants should also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent electronically to:
Dr. Philip Sullivan, Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Any questions should be directed to Dr. Phillip Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brock University is actively committed to diversity and the principles of employment equity and invites applications from all qualified 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 can fill out the Self-Identification questions included in the questionnaire at the time of application.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
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/policies/wp-content/uploads/sites/94/Employment-Accommodation-Policy.pdf. Please advise: Ali Rilstone, Talent Acquisition Consultant, email@example.com 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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