Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Psychophysiology
The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Science at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Psychophysiology, with specific expertise in physical activity and mental health.
Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline at the time of application, with training in both the psychology and physiology of human movement. We seek a colleague who will expand our capacity for cutting-edge research that links psychology (stress, depression, anxiety) and physiology (neuroscience, endocrinology or immunology), and allow for a fluid integration of disciplines employing behavioural and wet lab techniques. We are especially interested in applicants whose expertise and interests would complement existing areas of strength, bridge traditional disciplinary boundaries in both research and teaching, and form collaborative links with other units including the McMaster Physical Activity Centre of Excellence.
Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and have a commitment to service including community engagement and knowledge translation. Requirements include a strong record of peer-reviewed publications, and the ability to establish and maintain an externally-funded independent research program. Postdoctoral training is advantageous. Evidence of teaching experience and a commitment to development as an educator will be viewed favourably. Duties will include teaching and research supervision at both the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as service to the institution.
The Department of Kinesiology currently has 16.5 full-time faculty members and approximately 850 full-time undergraduate and 50 graduate students. We offer an Honours B.Sc. Kinesiology degree as well as M.Sc. and PhD. degrees. For more information please see our website: www.science.mcmaster.ca/kinesiology.
McMaster University is a globally renowned institution of higher learning and a research community committed to advancing human and societal health and well-being. Our focus on collaboratively exchanging ideas and approaches makes us uniquely positioned to pioneer groundbreaking solutions to real-world problems leading to a Brighter World. The Faculty of Science (www.science.mcmaster.ca) works to create global impact by advancing scientific discovery and knowledge, and promoting greater understanding. Our innovative, interdisciplinary approach generates new methods and insights, results, and lasting change.
Faculty members at McMaster University enjoy numerous personal and professional benefits. University employees are offered an excellent benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, extended health care benefits, dental care, group life, long term disability, worldwide travel assistance, and a retirement plan. Progressive policies are in place to assist faculty women and men who become parents or are needed to care for family members. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications must consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching dossiers that convey suitability for the position including evidence of experience and potential, and a statement describing an applicant’s commitment to and demonstrated experience advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in post-secondary education, community-based or other professional settings. Academic reference letters are not required at the time of application, but applicants should provide the names of three referees who may be subsequently contacted.
Complete applications must be made online at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers (Faculty Positions, Job 23395) to the attention of: Dr. Martin Gibala, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.
Complete applications received by January 15, 2019 will be guaranteed review. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. All applicants will receive an on-line confirmation of receipt of their application; however, only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University has a vision to achieve creativity, innovation and excellence in teaching, research and service by engaging a diverse and highly talented educational community and embodying the values of integrity, respect and collaboration.
The diversity of our community and our workforce is integral to and at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research, teaching and service excellence, as well as our broader learning environment. To achieve this vision for inclusive excellence, McMaster is committed to principles of equity and inclusion. McMaster invites applications from all qualified candidates and particularly welcomes applications from self-identified Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), persons with disabilities, women and LGBTQ+ persons of marginalized sexual orientation and gender identities.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements:
Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.
Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) to communicate accommodation needs.