Kinesiology - Assistant Professor (Growth and Development, Pediatric Health)

University of Saskatchewan

Location: Saskatchewan
Date posted: 2012-12-12


Assistant Professor - Growth and Development, Pediatric Health

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment commencing July 1, 2013.
The College of Kinesiology offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (B.Sc. Kin. and B.Sc. Kin. - Hon.) as well as graduate programs at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Current enrolment consists of approximately 500 undergraduate students and 50 graduate students. The College is committed to the scholarship of discovering, preserving, teaching, and applying knowledge as it pertains to human movement, active living and healthy lifestyles. This is enhanced by a new state-of-the-art $33 million Kinesiology building, which provides an environment for faculty that is conducive to the development of high-quality research programs and delivery of excellent graduate and undergraduate student instruction. The University of Saskatchewan is unique in Canada in that the University houses all of the health science disciplines, providing opportunities for collaborative endeavors.

The central focus of research by faculty in the College is that of physical activity and health with particular emphasis in (1) social behavioural research in physical activity for health promotion and disease prevention (2) physical growth and development (3) physical activity and musculoskeletal health across the lifespan and (4) women's and girl's physical activity and health. The College has a history of interdisciplinary research as evidenced by inter-college, inter-university and international collaboration and multidisciplinary tri-council funding success.


  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. on or before the appointment date;
  • Expertise in growth and development in pediatric populations or other population;
  • Proven research abilities;
  • Demonstrated commitment to the teacher-scholar model;
  • Publications in peer reviewed journals, and/or presentation of research findings at scientific conferences; and
  • Expertise in longitudinal studies and post-doctoral training considered an asset.

Preference will be given to candidates who are capable of meeting the College's undergraduate and graduate teaching needs in growth and development and chronic disease in physical activity whose research expertise in growth and development aligns with the College's areas of emphasis (as outlined above) and/or with one or more of the core health research groups on campus.

Please see, for further information on the University of Saskatchewan's College of Kinesiology Research Groups. Candidates are also encouraged to review the research interests of faculty in the other Health Sciences Colleges, in particular the Colleges of Pharmacy and Nutrition and Medicine, the College of Engineering and the Department of Physical Therapy where strong research collaborations currently exist.

DUTIES: Duties include the development of a strong, externally funded research program in growth and development applied to human movement. The ability to work with an interdisciplinary team on research involving the interplay of biomedical and psychosocial factors as they relate to human movement, physical activity, physical fitness and health is a definite asset. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to supervise graduate students and to be competent in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

SALARY AND RANK: This position is advertised at the Assistant Professor level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications (range $85,984 -103,324 per annum).

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application outlining their research and scholarship interests, and a teaching dossier. These materials, along with curriculum vitae and the names (addresses phone/fax and e-mail addresses) of three academic referees, should be sent to:

Dr. Carol D. Rodgers, Dean
College of Kinesiology
87 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5B2
Phone: (306) 966-1061
Fax: (306) 966-6464

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS IS: January 31, 2013 or until the position is filled.

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Web address:


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