Recreation/Leisure Studies - Assistant Professor

Dalhousie University

Location: Nova Scotia
Date posted: 2013-02-13

Dalhousie University
Faculty of Health Professions
School of Health and Human Performance


Applications are invited for a full-time three-year limited-term appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Recreation/Leisure Studies in the School of Health and Human Performance commencing July 1, 2013.

In addition to teaching required courses in the Recreation/Leisure program, responsibilities include supervising graduate and undergraduate students, developing and fostering a program of research consistent with assigned workload, and contributing to the academic/collegial life of the School and the broader community. The successful candidate will possess, or be nearing completion of, a doctoral degree in recreation and leisure studies, with a particular emphasis on community development. Post-doctoral experience is an asset. The successful candidate will have experience conducting research and working with the non-profit sector on projects related to community development and civic engagement. The preferred candidate will also have demonstrated competency in qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications and abilities, a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and arrange to have three reference letters sent under separate cover to: Dr. Fred McGinn, Director, School of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, 6230 South Street, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, fax (902) 494-5120, email: Please reference Recreation/Leisure Studies position. Web site address: The official closing date for applications is March 15, 2013.

The School of Health and Human Performance at Dalhousie University is part of the Faculty of Health Professions, whose mission is to enhance health and social well-being through entry-level and advanced professional learning opportunities, practice innovation, and leadership in research and scholarship. In addition to the School of Health and Human Performance, the Faculty includes the Schools of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Health Administration, Human Communication Disorders, and Social Work, the College of Pharmacy, the QEII/Dalhousie School of Health Sciences, and the Clinical Vision Science program. The School of Health and Human Performance offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science and Master Degrees in Kinesiology, Health Promotion, Leisure Studies, Therapeutic Recreation, and Recreation Management. Dalhousie University is located in Halifax, a small, historic, and culturally active city located in a province with substantial lifestyle advantages such as music, theatre, festivals, beaches, whale-watching, hiking, and camping.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons and women.

This position is subject to budgetary approval.


back to top