School of Kinesiology and Health Studies
Assistant Professor in Disability and Physical Activity
The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, Kingston invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in disability and physical activity with a preferred starting date of 01 July 2015, subject to budgetary approval.
The School is seeking an innovative researcher and committed teacher who, through demonstrated excellence in both teaching and scholarship, will contribute to the strength and depth of the disability and physical activity stream that spans our three undergraduate programs in Kinesiology, Physical and Health Education, and Health Studies. Applications are invited from individuals who have evidence of scholarship in any relevant discipline, with specific expertise related to disability and physical activity. It is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to teaching courses within our Disability and Physical Activity undergraduate course stream and advance the research and practical activities associated with the existing community-based exercise programming for individuals with a disability offered within the School (http://www.queensu.ca/skhs/research/research-areas/health-promotion/revved-up).
Candidates should have a PhD completed at the start date of the appointment. The main criterion for selection is academic and teaching excellence. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the School’s programs. Transnational expertise is particularly sought after. Candidates must also provide evidence of an ability to work in an interdisciplinary, collaborative environment. The successful candidate will also be expected to make substantive contributions through service to the School, to the Faculty, to the University, and/or the broader community. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen's is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. All candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada will be given priority. To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of: a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph), a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications), a writing sample, a statement of research interests, a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available), and three letters of reference.
Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically (either PDF or MS Word files). Documents may be sent by email to Dr. Jean Côté, Director, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at: email@example.com.
Applicants who are unable to submit their materials electronically may send hard copies by regular mail to: Dr. Jean Côté, Director, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, SKHS Building, 28 Division St., Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario Canada K7L 3N6. Tel (613) 533-6601; Fax: (613) 533-2009. Further information about the School may be found at: www.queensu.ca/skhs
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 during the interview process, please contact Angie Maltby, Administrative Assistant to the Director in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at: http://www.queensu.ca/provost/faculty/facultyrelations/qufa/collectiveagreement.html
The deadline for applications is 01 February 2015 or until a suitable candidate is found.