Job posting: Professor or Associate Professor, Sport Injury Prevention and Sport Medicine Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology

Job ID: 10996

Location: Main Campus

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Position Description

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor position and potential scientific leadership role in the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre and/or Sport Medicine Centre. The appointment commencement date for the successful candidate is anticipated to be January or July 2017.

The successful candidate at the Associate Professor level will have earned a PhD in Sport Injury Prevention, Sport Medicine, or Rehabilitation research field and be at a mid-phase of their academic career.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated track record in peer-reviewed research publications, external research funding, knowledge translation, and building capacity in government, industry, and/or community partnerships leading to impact in practice and/or policy in the field. The successful candidate will also have evidence of a commitment to teaching excellence with successful graduate and post-doctoral fellow supervision. The successful applicant will have an established research program with a focus on the prevention of injuries in sport and recreation, and/or sport medicine, and/or rehabilitation and will be recognized as a leader in their research field. The candidate will have a plan for significant contribution to the Faculty of Kinesiology in high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate student and post-doctoral scholar supervision and mentorship, and service.

The successful candidate at the Full Professor level will have earned a PhD in Sport Injury Prevention, Sport Medicine, or Rehabilitation research field, be well established in their academic career, have demonstrated a significant track record in peer-reviewed research publication, evidence of an established and externally funded research program, expertise in knowledge translation, successful partnerships in government, industry, and/or community leading to impact in practice and/or policy in the field. The successful applicant will have evidence of an outstanding teaching and graduate supervision record. The successful applicant will have a fully established research program with a significant focus on the prevention of injuries in sport and recreation and/or sport medicine and/or rehabilitation. The successful candidate will be well established as a leader in their research field with a plan for significant contribution to the Faculty of Kinesiology in high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate student and post-doctoral scholar supervision and mentorship, and service.

Interested individuals are asked to submit their application package electronically. Please provide a cover letter (including a teaching philosophy and summary of your research program), curriculum vitae, three (3) examples of relevant publications, three (3) letters of reference, and any other supporting materials.  Please indicate for which rank you are submitting your application.

Application packages, including letters of reference, should be sent to the Dean, Dr. Penny Werthner via the following contact:

Cheryl Gathercole,
Executive Assistant,
Faculty of Kinesiology
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, AB, T2T 4N1
Email: Cheryl.Gathercole@ucalgary.ca

The closing date for applications is September 30, 2016

Additional Information

The Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (SIPRC) in the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary is one of nine International Olympic Committee (IOC) Centers of Excellence in Injury Prevention in Sport, and the only IOC Centre in North or South America. The focus of the interdisciplinary research team is injury prevention in sport and recreation with a significant focus in youth populations. The Sport Medicine Centre (SMC) is a world-class leader in Sport and Exercise Medicine and clinical service.  Since the Sport Medicine Centre opened its’ doors following the 1988 Winter Olympic Games, clinicians have been serving Canada’s Olympians, the University of Calgary Dinos varsity athletes, professional and elite athletes, and the broader community. The SIPRC research program and SMC mission aligns with the vision of the Faculty of Kinesiology which is to be an international leader in the study and advancement of human movement, sport, health, and wellness. The four research themes of focus within the Faculty of Kinesiology include Musculoskeletal Health, Injury Prevention, Sport Medicine and Rehabilitation, Exercise and Nutrition in Health and Sport, and Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Sport.

The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide faculty, staff, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to become one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world’s cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.

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