Assistant Professor

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Posting #:F 32/2012
Posted:Nov 27, 2012
Employment Status:Probationary Tenure-Track
Faculty:Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
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Job Summary

The Department of Kinesiology at Brock University invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of physical and health education.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. Postdoctoral training and demonstrated success in securing research funding would be advantageous. Duties will include undergraduate teaching in physical education, as well as graduate teaching and graduate supervision. Applicants must possess expertise in physical education pedagogy, and an ability to demonstrate this expertise in movement settings. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and the potential to initiate and maintain an independent research program are requirements. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Kinesiology has 28 full-time faculty members and approximately 1000 full-time undergraduate students and 50 full-time graduate students. We offer BKin, BSc Kin and BPhEd degrees, as well as MSc, MA and PhD degrees. For more information please see our website:


Applications must consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement that includes research interests, a research plan and a teaching statement that includes a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Applicants should also arrange for three academic reference letters to be submitted directly by the referees.

Original hard copies of all documents should be submitted to:
Dr. Philip Sullivan, Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario, L2S 3A1

The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2013. Complete applications that are received by January 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, however review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews. The availability of this position is subject to final budgetary approval.

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, and people with disabilities are especially 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 should fill out the Self-Identification Form and include the completed form with their application. The form can be found at All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. More information on Brock University can be found on the University’s website