Assistant Professor: Probationary (Tenure-Track) Appointment in Neuroscience of Human Movement and Mobility – Western University

SCHOOL OF KINESIOLOGY
is seeking outstanding candidates for a
PROBATIONARY (TENURE-TRACK) APPOINTMENT IN NEUROSCIENCE OF HUMAN MOVEMENT AND MOBILITY

The School of Kinesiology at Western advocates the benefits of physical activity to society by providing a multidisciplinary approach to discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge about human movement and its effects (http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/kin/). The School is excited to support three new research clusters focusing on Physical Activity and 1) Brain Health, 2) Mobility, and 3) Social Impact. We are seeking a Probationary (tenure-track) colleague at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Neuroscience (or closely related field) relating to Human Movement, Physical Activity and Mobility. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of the school as a global leader in research and education through a multidisciplinary approach to Kinesiology.

We are seeking candidates with emerging or documented excellence in the basic and/or translational research associated with the broad field of physical activity and movement neurosciences. The successful candidate will strengthen the School’s multifaceted understanding of human movement and how physical activity influences neural outcomes. This position will complement the current expertise in exercise and cognition, neuromuscular control, movement neuroscience, and neural control of circulation. This agenda is linked to the School of Kinesiology’s strength in Brain Health, the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA), campus initiatives such as the Brain and Mind Institute, Robarts Research Institute, Bone and Joint Institute, translational community programs, and the signature areas identified in the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Strategic Research Plan http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/research/files/strat_research_plan_2016.pdf.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Kinesiology or a related field, have demonstrated excellence in research, with a strong potential to secure external research funding. The candidate ideally will have demonstrated expertise in developing and teaching courses in traditional and flexible learning environments. The successful candidate also will be expected to participate in relevant service to the School of Kinesiology and University. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2018, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth to better serve our communities. With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is a leading research-intensive university with a full-range of academic and professional programs. General information about Western can be found at http://www.uwo.ca. The university campus is in London (www.london.ca), a thriving city with a metropolitan census of 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit.

Interested applicants should send a detailed curriculum vita including teaching dossier, a cover letter, the names of three academic referees and a completed Application for Full-Time Position available at http://www.uwo.ca/facultyrelations/pdf/full-time-application-form.pdf to:

Dr. Laura Misener, Acting Director
School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences
Rm. 2230, 3M Centre
Western University
1151 Richmond St. N., London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7
laura.misener@uwo.ca

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 12, 2018.
Please quote number HS 179 on all correspondence for this position.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Laura Misener, Acting Director, School of Kinesiology at laura.misener@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 ext. 86000.

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