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    Probationary Tenure Track Faculty Position -- Dalhousie University

    Probationary Tenure Track Faculty Position – Sport and Physical Activity for wellness or performance

    The School of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Health, Dalhousie University invites applications for a full-time probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing July 1, 2019. Dalhousie's School of Health and Human Performance is one of 10 units within the Faculty of Health, committed to achieving five strategic directions including engaging in transformational teaching and learning, growth of the research enterprise, fostering citizenship, cultivating partnerships and mobilizing supports for innovation. The Faculty of Health is home to one of the largest number of health professions programs at a Canadian University, including 11 masters level and two doctoral level research training programs (Faculty of Health Research:

    The School of Health and Human Performance (HAHP) offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in health promotion, kinesiology, and recreation/leisure studies. Faculty members are eligible to supervise Master’s students in these areas, as well as students in the PhD in Health program and the Interdisciplinary PhD program. The School of HAHP has a vision of physical and mental wellness for all that aligns with the Faculty and Dalhousie’s strategic research initiatives. Our School is currently creating a research focus in sport and physical activity linked to our overall vision and the role for the successful candidate will be to develop a strong program of research which aligns with this opportunity.

    The successful candidate’s research program will complement our vision of physical and mental wellness for all through the vehicle of sport and physical activity and should have a demonstrated ability to, when necessary, conduct community-based research. The candidate will also contribute to the academic mission of the School and have evidence of teaching competence or excellence in at least one of the following areas: sport or movement science, supporting and promoting sport and physical activity, research methodology, experiential learning, and/or Interprofessional education.

    The successful candidate will hold a PhD in health promotion, kinesiology, leisure studies or related discipline and will demonstrate clear promise of future academic performance. Responsibilities will include establishing and operating an influential and sustainable sport and physical activity research program, teaching and mentoring in the undergraduate and/or graduate programs, and contributing to the academic life of the School, Faculty and University. The successful applicant will be committed to excellence in education, research and service both within and outside the Dalhousie community.

    Interested applicants should submit by email (PDF format) a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and an outline of research directions and teaching focus to Samantha Wilson, Administrative Manager ( Please reference position: Sport and Physical Activity. The application must also include a self-identification questionnaire (as a separate file), which is available at Deadline for applications is March 1, 2019.

    This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

    All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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