Assistant Professor, Tenure Stream, Sport Concussion
University of Toronto, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in the general area of sport concussion research with specific expertise in the cognitive, behavioural, exercise, and/or rehabilitation sciences. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019.
Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest and most research-intensive university, and the only Canadian university to be repeatedly among the top 25 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse cities, the University of Toronto’s vibrant academic life is defined by the intellectual and cultural diversity in its community.
The appointment is at the University of Toronto, St. George campus, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world.
The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto has made major contributions to its mission of developing, advancing and disseminating knowledge about physical activity and health and its interactions through, education, research, leadership and the provision of opportunity. With a culturally diverse student body of 1000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students, as well as 40 faculty members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship with a commitment to equity and social justice. The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized Faculty whose commitments to equity and access are reflected in our research, education, policy and practice.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in exercise sciences, kinesiology, behavioural sciences, rehabilitation sciences, or a relevant field, demonstrated excellence in research and teaching and a well-articulated research program. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate program teaching on the topic of the assessment of, and rehabilitation from concussion, and/or the psychosocial and behavioural issues related to concussions. The demonstrated ability to teach an undergraduate course in research methods is considered an asset. Previous relevant university teaching experiences and demonstrated expertise in advancing the theory-practice nexus are requirements to be considered for this position.
The candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level, and develop an outstanding competitive, original, and externally-funded research program in the broad area of concussion research. The successful candidate will be able to leverage the potential of the broad University of Toronto programs in sports and physical activity, including the University’s sport medicine clinic, to be a platform for concussion research.
Post-doctoral training is highly desirable. Evidence of research excellence can be demonstrated through publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, competitive scholarships, research grants, other research funding, or other forms of recognition that are appropriate for the field of inquiry, as well as through the research statement and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
Evidence of teaching excellence can be provided through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application (to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations). A commitment to excellent student mentorship in the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as contributions to service through engagement on Faculty-related committees and in the sports medicine clinic’s concussion services programs will also be expected.
We seek exceptional candidates who would complement our existing strengths (for KPE Faculty Members/Research Areas, please see https://kpe.utoronto.ca/faculty and expand upon existing collaborations with colleagues in the Faculty, university and related research community. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of these criteria, as they relate to each candidate’s area of inquiry.
The selection process will be based on scholarship, interviews, a research seminar presentation, and meetings with faculty and students.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1804688&tz=GMT-05%3A00. Application materials illustrating the points listed above should be submitted online and include: a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, up to three sample publications, a 3-5 page statement detailing research objectives and plans, and a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referees via email (on letterhead and signed) to firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.
If you have questions about this position, please email email@example.com . All applications must be submitted online by December 19, 2018.
Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.
Information about the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education and its faculty members can be found at our home page: www.kpe.utoronto.ca.
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.
As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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