McMaster University

McMaster University

Academic Posting in the Faculty of Science

Department of Kinesiology

Tenure-Track Position, Assistant Professor Level

The Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of Exercise and Health Psychology. This position will be of interest to those with training in Kinesiology, Psychology and other related disciplines. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and will have demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. We are looking for an individual with skills that complement and broaden our current focus on psychological and behavioural aspects of physical activity, chronic disease and disability. Specialized training in the area of exercise psychophysiology, and the ability to integrate knowledge and techniques that would foster collaborative links with other areas of research strength, is desirable. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching and graduate supervision. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and the potential to initiate and maintain an independent research program are requirements. Postdoctoral training and demonstrated success in securing research funding would be advantageous. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Kinesiology has 17 full-time faculty members and approximately 800 full-time undergraduate students and 50 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:

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.

Original hard copies of all documents should be submitted to Dr. Martin Gibala, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4K1.

The anticipated start date for the position is July 1, 2013. Complete applications that are received by October 15, 2012 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.


Posted: May 25th, 2012

Note: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions. McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Metis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at Extension 222-HR (22247).

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