Kinesiology – Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – University of Saskatchewan

Posted 11 months ago
Location: Saskatchewan
Date posted: 2023-08-19
Advertised until: 2023-09-18

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respect to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another.

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. The successful candidate will be a community engaged scholar with research expertise in physical activity, movement or sport that are aligned with the College’s research themes of Indigenous Wellness and/or Child and Youth Health and Development.

The successful candidate will maintain an externally funded research program, supervise graduate students and collaborate with research partners across the College, University and beyond. The College has a history of interdisciplinary research as evidenced by inter-college, inter-university and international collaborations, and multidisciplinary tri-council funding success.

The College of Kinesiology is committed to the scholarship of discovering, preserving, teaching, and applying knowledge as it pertains to human movement, active living, and healthy lifestyles. The College is a research- intensive unit in both the physical and psychological domains, including being renowned for longitudinal growth and development studies and as an emerging leader in Indigenous wellness research. The College has many successful ongoing collaborations including with Indigenous communities, school divisions, local and provincial sport organizations, and the Saskatchewan Health Authority. The successful candidate will have access to the College’s world-class research facilities including the Ron and Jane Graham Sport Science and Health Centre, as well as places for ceremony and extensive recreation and high-performance sport facilities. Resources such as these provide 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 successful candidate will teach and develop curriculum in one or more areas within the core curriculum of the College’s undergraduate and graduate programs and undertake relevant administrative and collegial activities. The College offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology (B.Sc. Kin. and B.Sc. Kin. – Hon.), a combined degree B.Sc. Kin/B.Ed, (with the College of Education), and thriving graduate programs at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. There is significant demand for admission into our programs, which attract high quality students from across the province and beyond. This new faculty position provides an opportunity to grow our faculty complement and contribute to strategic priorities such as equity, diversity and inclusion and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The College has a history of exceptional teaching, exemplary research, building collegial and community partnerships, and contributing to the research and sustainability goals of the University of Saskatchewan. The College is an active and valuable member of the University’s Health Science Colleges. As one of the only direct entry opportunities for undergraduate students interested in the health sciences, the College plays a valuable role in offering many students their first experience in this field.

In the College of Kinesiology’s Strategic Plan to 2025, the College made a commitment to foster reconciliation and focus on a wholistic approach to expand the understanding and practice of Indigenous Ways of Knowing and concepts of innovation. Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty members collaborate with community as part of this commitment.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. Located on the banks of the kisiskāciwani-sīpiy (also known as the South Saskatchewan River), the University of Saskatchewan is part of a millennia-long tradition of people gathering on these banks to teach, to learn, and to build community. The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community, and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research, and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

Candidates must have:

  • A Ph.D. (or nearing completion) in Kinesiology or related field
  • Demonstrated excellence in community engaged research with a record of and/or strong potential for obtaining external funding
  • Evidence of effective post-secondary teaching skills and student/trainee mentorship
  • Dedication to the teacher-scholar model
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Proven ability to collaborate and be a team player
  • A commitment to collegial service

Salary and Benefits
Salary bands for the 2022-2023 academic year are as follows: Assistant Professor: $99,946 to $120,099; Associate Professor: $120,099 to $140,253; and Professor: $140,253 to $163,766.

Appointment is expected at the Assistant level.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package, which includes a dental, health, and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long-term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter outlining your research and scholarship interests as they relate to the focus of the position as described above;
  • a detailed curriculum vitae;
  • a teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching);
  • an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement (including evidence of contributions to this area);
  • a statement addressing your commitment to sustainability in research and teaching;
  • the names (addresses, phone and email addresses) of three academic referees Interested candidates must submit their applications, via email to:

Joel Lanovaz, PhD, Interim Dean
87 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B2
Telephone: (306) 966-1061

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2023; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024.

Status: Tenure Track
Employment Group: USFA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Posted Date: 6/16/2023
Closing Date: Until Filled

Please review the University of Saskatchewan’s health and safety requirements for faculty, staff and students in consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The University is committed to employment equity, diversity, and inclusion, and are proud to support career opportunities for Indigenous peoples to reflect the community we serve. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

We continue to grow our partnerships with Indigenous communities across the province, nationally, and internationally and value the unique perspective that Indigenous employees provide to strengthening these relationships. Verification of Indigenous Membership/Citizenship at the University of Saskatchewan is led and determined by the deybwewin | taapwaywin | tapewin: Indigenous Truth policy and Standing Committee in accordance with the processes developed to enact the policy. Applicants that assert Indigenous membership/citizenship will be asked to complete the verification process of Indigenous membership/citizenship with documentation. The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.

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