Assistant Professor - Exercise Physiologist - Tenure Track
McMaster University - Hamilton, ON

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Faculty of Science
Department of Kinesiology

Tenure-Track Appointment - Assistant Professor Level, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

The Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair (CRC) in the area of Exercise Physiology. Further details on the CRC Program can be viewed at: http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

This position will be of interest to those with training in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physiology and other related disciplines. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals whose training and interests would enable them to conduct research on the health-related implications of exercise in populations with chronic disease or disability. This research could range from basic mechanistic studies to the testing of exercise interventions in a clinical setting. The potential to conduct research on the interactive effects of nutrition, physical activity and health would be advantageous. The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of new state-of-the-art facilities that were created through a $20 M infrastructure enhancement investment from the Knowledge Infrastructure Program and generous donor contributions.

Candidates will have a completed PhD and demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. A strong record of peer-reviewed publications and the potential to initiate and maintain an externally funded independent research program are requirements for the position. Postdoctoral training would be advantageous and preference will be given to candidates with an established funding history. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as graduate supervision. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Kinesiology currently has 18 full-time faculty members and approximately 800 full-time undergraduate students and 60 full-time graduate students. We offer an Honours B.Sc. Kinesiology degree as well as M.Sc. and PhD. degrees. For more information please see our website: www.science.mcmaster.ca/kinesiology.

Applications must consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research dossier that includes a statement of research interests, a research plan and three representative publications, and a teaching dossier that includes a teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness. Applicants should also arrange for three academic reference letters to be submitted directly by the referees.

Complete applications should be submitted to Dr. Martin Gibala, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1. Documents may be sent as e-mail attachments in pdf format.

The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2013. Complete applications that are received by January 15, 2013 will receive full consideration, however review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of their application, however only short-listed applicants will be contacted for interviews.


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