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Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

University of Lethbridge

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education invites applications for a Four-Year Term position in Biomechanics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin November 1, 2024 and end June 30, 2028, subject to budgetary approval. Hiring salary will be in the range of $79,132 to $94,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are seeking a Biomechanist with expertise in teaching ergonomics. Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in Biomechanics or a cognate field and will be able to instruct undergraduate courses in biomechanics and ergonomics; the ability to provide motor behaviour offerings is considered an asset. We seek outstanding candidates with the capability to engage and inspire undergraduate and graduate students in their academic work, and who will show initiative in contributing to the department’s programs and curriculum development. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, active and externally funded research program.

Our Team:
The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education has an enthusiastic and collegial group of faculty members that includes, for example, expertise in oral histories, gut microbiota and metabolism, motivation in sport, sensorimotor integration, and elite performance of masters athletes. The department has an established graduate program and a thriving undergraduate student culture, encouraged through faculty involvement.

Our University:
The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the Faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business. Together, these programs serve more than 8,500 students.

Our Values:
The university recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

Our City:
Home to more than 100,000 people, Lethbridge is a place where ideas grow. It is a culturally vibrant city with a flourishing arts scene and an active social calendar. We boast stunning scenery, four distinct seasons, spectacular sunrises and glowing sunsets that illuminate Alberta's big sky. Lethbridge is only two hours from Calgary's International Airport and a short drive to both Waterton Lakes National Park and the United States border.

Our Application Process:
All applications must be submitted online, and include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, a statement of research program, teaching evaluations, and the contact information for three references. Reference letters must be received by June 30, 2024.

The deadline for applications is June 30, 2024.

All applicants will be considered, but in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

Understanding that career interruptions can have an impact on a candidate’s record of achievement, we encourage applicants to explain in their applications any impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at human.resources@uleth.ca so that accommodations can be put in place to support you. All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.

Our Contact Information:
For enquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Robert Kossuth, Co-Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, at robert.kossuth@uleth.ca.