University of Toronto (downtown St. George Campus)

Faculty / Division:
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Job Field:

Job Posting:
Oct 13, 2017

Job Closing:
Nov 27, 2017

Link to Description (& Application):

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in biomechanics or movement control. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2018.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest and most research-intensive university, and the only Canadian university to be repeatedly among the top 25 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse cities, the University of Toronto’s vibrant academic life is defined by the intellectual and cultural diversity in its community.

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto has made major contributions to its mission of developing, advancing and disseminating knowledge about physical activity and health and its interactions through, education, research, leadership and the provision of opportunity. With a culturally diverse student body of 1000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students, as well as 40 faculty members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship with a commitment to equity and social justice.

The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized faculty whose deep commitments to equity and access are reflected in our research, education, policy and practice. In keeping with this commitment, particular attention will be given to candidates from under-represented groups.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biomechanics, ergonomics, motor learning and control of human movement, rehabilitation sciences, engineering, or a closely related discipline by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Post-doctoral training is highly desirable. Evidence of excellence in research is required and must be demonstrated through publications, or a research pipeline that is at high international levels, competitive scholarships (or other research funding), or other forms of recognition that are appropriate for the field of inquiry, as well as the research statement and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an original, innovative and independently-funded research program of high international calibre. A commitment to excellent teaching and student mentorship in the undergraduate and graduate programs is expected, as evidenced by teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching materials submitted as part of the application (to include a teaching statement). We seek exceptional candidates who would complement our existing strengths (for KPE Faculty Members/Research Areas, please see https://kpe.utoronto.ca/faculty) and expand upon existing collaborations with colleagues in the Faculty, university and related research community. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of these criteria, as they relate to each candidate’s area of inquiry. The selection process will be based on scholarship, interviews, research seminar, and meetings with faculty and students.

Preference will be given to those whose expertise facilitates research and teaching in one or more of the following fields: biomechanics, ergonomics, kinesiology, human factors engineering, human systems integration, motor learning, development and control, or a closely related field.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below. Application materials illustrating the points listed above should be submitted online and include: a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, sample publications, a 3-5 page statement detailing research objectives and plans, and teaching interests, philosophy, and teaching dossier that includes course assessments.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto, St. George campus, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world.

If you have questions about this position, please email dean.kpe@utoronto.ca. All applications must be submitted online by November 27, 2017 at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersec...tl?job=1701789.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to dean.kpe@utoronto.ca by the closing date.

Information about the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education and its faculty members can be found at our home page: www.kpe.utoronto.ca

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.