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  • Director, School of Kinesiology. Western University; London, Ontario (Canada)


    Applications or nominations are invited for the position of Director, School of Kinesiology ( in the Faculty of Health Sciences (

    The School of Kinesiology is a leader in the bio-scientific and sociocultural study of human movement which aligns with the Faculty of Health Sciences Strategic Research Plan ( Kinesiology is seeking a visionary director, able to inspire research, innovation, and collaboration; and foster a collegial, collaborative, and high performing culture. The new Director will have a track record of facilitating research performance and a personal record of quality research achievement. A passion for learning and teaching, the capacity to manage change, resources and people, and an excellent ability to work constructively with professional bodies and industry are also essential. The selected candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, or a related discipline and will possess the qualifications to be appointed to a tenured academic position at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2017 or as negotiated. The term of the Director appointment is five years, renewable.

    Western University ( is one of Canada’s leading research-intensive universities. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence and lead in the international community. Since, 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities. The park-like campus includes a world-renowned teaching hospital with excellent transportation links and cutting-edge research and teaching facilities. London is a thriving city of 500,000 people, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree-lined streets, and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts an international airport, galleries, theatre, music and sporting events (see

    Interested applicants should submit a covering letter and a curriculum vitae outlining their research, teaching, and administrative experience along with three academic references with contact information to:

    Dr. Jayne Garland, Professor and Dean
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Western University
    200J - Arthur & Sonia Labatt Health Sciences Building
    London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9

    Applicants are also required to complete the form available at: as part of your application submission.

    The deadline for receipt of applications is February 17, 2017.
    Please quote number HS 163 on all correspondence.

    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 identify 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. Jayne Garland at