ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE AREA of
Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015.
The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation (FPER) is where the “Art and Science of Human Movement come Alive!” With 44 faculty members, 967 undergraduate students, 125 graduate students, and more than 400 student-athletes, the FPER is complex and richly diverse in its research and integrated in its make-up. The Faculty is currently celebrating the Golden Anniversary of its founding in 1964, making it one of the oldest programs of its kind in Canada and one that has long been a leader at the international level as exemplified by being the first faculty of physical education and recreation in the Commonwealth to offer a doctoral degree (1967). We continue to build on this legacy with a vision “To inspire the human spirit through physical activity, sport and leisure.”
The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in working in the area sport performance or sport coaching. This individual will join an integrated faculty structure that includes Canada’s strongest interuniversity sport program and will have the opportunity to be involved with the High Performance Training and Research Centre (http://bit.ly/1DREHac). The Faculty seeks to recruit a strong candidate from a range of specific disciplines including, but not limited to, biomechanics, sport engineering and technology, sport psychology, sport coaching, or sport physiology who demonstrate the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams on theme based research in the area of sport performance or sport coaching.
Applicants must have completed a PhD by the time of appointment and with relevant postdoctoral experience being considered an asset. The successful candidate will bring a record of achievement commensurate with appointment at an Assistant Professor level that includes a record of publication in quality peer-reviewed journals as well as demonstrated potential to secure external competitive funding, including Tri-Council (i.e., national competition funding). S/he will come from a disciplinary background that will enhance and extend existing expertise within the Faculty in the area of sport performance or sport coachingand will be expected to make a high-quality contribution to undergraduate teaching and graduate teaching and supervision.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
Applicants should provide a current curriculum vitae and a letter of application that includes a statement of research interests and needs (lab space/equipment), a statement of teaching experience and expertise, and names of three references. All applications must be done online through the University of Alberta careers page:http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/PhysEd/Faculty/
The deadline for applications is February 6, 2015.
To learn more about this opportunity, contact Dr. Kerry Mummery, Professor and Dean