Tenure track position in Biomechanics

The School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa, invites applications for a tenure track position in the area of Biomechanics.

About Ottawa
Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Ottawa has vibrant and artistic cultural offerings such as theatres, national museums and world-renowned festivals. Ottawa ranks as one of the world’s top 20 cities to live in. With its green spaces and rivers, including Gatineau Park which offers a variety of outdoor activities, the Ottawa-Gatineau area is enticing for active people.

The University of Ottawa
The University of Ottawa is the oldest and largest bilingual university in North America. It has established itself in recent years as a leading research university in Canada.

About the School
The School of Human Kinetics is a vibrant community with forty full time faculty members. The School offers a B.H.K., B.Sc., M.A., MHK, M.Sc. and PhD program in Human Kinetics. It also supports inter-disciplinary research, with strong links existing between Human Kinetics and a variety of other university programs including Psychology, Sociology, Political Studies, Population Health, Neuroscience, Physics, Biology and Rehabilitation Sciences.

1. Ph.D. (or about to be completed) in Biomechanics or in a related field.
2. An active research dossier in biomechanics
3. Experience teaching in a university setting is an asset.
4. Multi-disciplinary background
5. Ability to teach in French is mandatory.

1. Teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, particularly in the areas of biomechanics.
2. Research and scholarly activity in biomechanics.
3. Supervision of students at the graduate level
4. Participation in academic activities

EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1st, 2012

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: To be determined based on the candidate's qualifications and expertise, in accordance with the collective agreement. The position will be filled subject to availability of funds.


Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations and arrange for three letters from referees to be sent under separate cover to:

Penny Werthner, Ph.D.
Director and Associate Dean
School of Human Kinetics
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa
125 University Private, Room 232
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
Fax: 1-613-562-5149

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Equity is a University of Ottawa policy; women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

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