Faculty of Education (Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education) Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor in Kinesiology

The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture.

The School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education (EPHE) is an academic unit within the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria ( ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.uvic.ca%2Feducation%2Fexercise%2F&module=jobs&id=2247938" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.uvic.ca/education/exercise/ ). Our mission is to advance knowledge and to prepare professionals in the area of physical activity and health through teaching, research and service. A collaborative research culture exists within the School. General research interests span exercise sciences, recreation, health, teacher education and inclusive pedagogies (Research profiles: ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.uvic.ca%2Feducation%2Fexercise%2Fpeople%2Findex.php&module=jobs&id=2247938" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.uvic.ca/education/exercise/people/index.php ). Our School, Faculty and University have a demonstrated commitment to equity and fairness.

The School of EPHE is actively building a diverse, welcoming community of researchers, teachers, and learners. We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of kinesiology to begin July 1, 2022 or as negotiated. We are seeking a collegial and energetic individual who has research experience in an area related to the physical rehabilitation of acute or chronic conditions. Applicants should have a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Indigenous scholars. Candidates seeking preferential consideration, are asked to self-identify in their cover letter.


  • Doctoral degree in rehabilitation sciences, kinesiology, or equivalent, from a recognized institution by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach clinical skills in courses on exercise management of musculoskeletal or neurological conditions.
  • Recent and relevant research experience in one or more of the following areas: musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory, or metabolic conditions.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service to the academic and professional community.
  • Strong record of scholarly achievement, some of which may include community-engaged scholarship and/or clinical work, relative to stage of career.
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment.

The following will be considered assets:

  • Successful supervision of the research activities of undergraduate honours students and graduate students.
  • Evidence of engagement in academic collegial governance.
  • Certification or eligible for certification as a Kinesiologist, Physical Therapist, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, or equivalent.
  • Relevant clinical experience in Kinesiology or related rehabilitation health discipline.
  • Experience with practicum-based learning.
  • Evidence of contributions to curriculum and program development.
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment

Additional information

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement . Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

Contact information

For candidates to be considered, please send:

  1. Cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the full scope of the job requirements
  2. Curriculum vitae including appropriate evidence of research (publications or work in progress)
  3. Research statement (both traditional and community-engaged research interests are valued and welcomed)
  4. Teaching dossier (teaching statements, syllabi, evaluation data)
  5. A statement of diversity knowledge, experience and skills (maximum one page) describing past or potential contributions within research, service, and teaching
  6. The names and contact details of three referees

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

For questions regarding the position, please contact Sandra Hundza, PhD, Director of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education via email ( ephe.directoruvic.ca ) or phone (250-721-8382).

In order to be considered, application packages must be received by April 8th 2022. Please send above documentation to:

Rebecca Zammit
Assistant to the Director
Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2

Telephone: 250-721-8373
E-mail: epheadminasstuvic.ca

Web: School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Application deadline

April 8, 2022

Equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power. We actively encourage applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity , and for this particular search, preference will be given to Indigenous applicants.

Read our full equity statement here: ?url=www.uvic.ca%2Fequitystatement&module=jobs&id=2247938" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.uvic.ca/equitystatement

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at FRrecruituvic.ca . Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

In your application, please refer to myScience.org and reference JobID 2247938.