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Clinical Biomechanics Tenure Track Position - Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

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  • Clinical Biomechanics Tenure Track Position - Kinesiology, University of Waterloo

    Clinical Biomechanics and/or Neuroscience

    The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo seeks exceptional scholars and researchers to apply for a tenure track position in the field of Clinical Biomechanics and/or Neuroscience. The position requires a PhD and the initial appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or in very special cases, Full Professor.

    The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with expertise spanning the scientific study of human movement and health. A main focus of the department is to discover and explain mechanisms and principles of human movement and to apply this knowledge to the prevention of illness and injury together with strategies, which optimize the health and physical performance of individuals. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. Further information about the department can be found at

    The successful candidate must have a PhD with interest and experience in application of biomechanics and/or neuroscience towards the prevention of disease, recovery from injury or disease and/or management of clinical populations. The ideal candidate would be a person who has a track record of applied clinical research and knowledge translation but who also advances knowledge creation. Candidates are expected to have a strong portfolio of scholarly research, evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching. In addition to advancing a personal research program, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team. Research opportunities exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology and its new 20,000 ft2 Clinical Research facility but also within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences and its multiple health research centers, including Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. We welcome applicants from a broad range of fields including, but not limited to neuroscience, biomechanics, rehabilitation and health sciences. Individuals with clinical training and a professional designation (such as physical therapist, occupational therapist, registered kinesiologist, chiropractor, athletic therapist) are encouraged to apply. Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, supervising graduate students and service.

    The salary range for this position at the rank of Assistant Professor is $75,930 - $95,000. The salary rank for this position at the rank of Associate Professor is $95,565 - $121,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.

    The closing date for applications is October 30, 2015. The start date will be January 1, 2016 or as negotiated.

    Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s anticipated 5 year research plan, curriculum vitae, and letters of support from three referees. These materials should be sent electronically to the attention of: Professor W. E. McIlroy, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada (sent via email to Denise Hay at:

    The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
    ***********************************“Three reasons to apply:”

    Jack P. Callaghan PhD, CCPE
    Canada Research Chair in Spine Biomechanics and Injury Prevention
    Department of Kinesiology
    Faculty of Applied Health Sciences
    University of Waterloo
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L-3G1