Faculty Position | Probationary (Tenure-Track) Assistant Professor, Sociocultural Studies in Kinesiology | Western University, London, Ontario. Apply before March 29, 2022


The School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University advocates the benefits of physical activity to society by providing a multidisciplinary approach to discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge about human movement and its effects (http://www.uwo.ca/fhs/kin/). The School supports three research clusters focusing on Physical Activity and 1) Brain Health, 2) Mobility, and 3) Social Impact. We are seeking a Probationary (tenure-track) colleague at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Sociocultural Studies in Kinesiology. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of the school to be a global leader in research and education through a multidisciplinary approach to Kinesiology.

We seek a dynamic scholar to complement and enhance our existing sociocultural program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses while also developing new courses in the School that extend our curriculum in new directions. Research interests and teaching experience with any combination of sociocultural aspects of kinesiology that intersect with social justice issues (e.g., disability studies, gender studies, indigenous studies, critical race studies) and/or Olympic/Paralympic studies would be an asset. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated capacity to contribute substantively to an inclusive and diverse academic community. The preferred scholar’s research and teaching should also be aligned with one or more of the Faculty of Health Sciences research centres/group: International Centre for Olympic StudiesCentre for Research in Health Equity and Social Inclusion, and/or Sport and Social Impact Research Group.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Kinesiology or a related field, have demonstrated excellence in research, with a strong potential to secure external research funding. The candidate will ideally have demonstrated experience in developing and teaching courses in traditional and flexible learning environments. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in relevant service to the School of Kinesiology and University. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2022, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. 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 to better serve our communities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF file, containing the following: 

      • Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form 
      • Cover letter that outlines their interest and qualifications for the role, and a statement on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in relation to their teaching and research 
      • Curriculum vitae 
      • Brief statement of teaching experience, research accomplishments and future research plans 
      • Names and contact information of three academic referees 

The application package can be submitted via email to: 

Dr. Laura Misener, Director
School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences
Western University
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 29, 2022. Please quote number HS-239 on all correspondence for this position. 

Effective September 7, 2021, all employees and visitors to campus are required to comply with Western’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. 

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, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity 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. Laura Misener, Director, School of Kinesiology at kin.director@uwo.ca or 519-661-2111 ext. 86000. 

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