Tenure Track Position, Trent University

Trent University invites applications in the Kinesiology Program for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a suggested starting date of July 1, 2022. This position is located on the Peterborough Campus and is subject to budgetary approval.

Trent University is a top-ranked primarily undergraduate school with a record of excellence in both teaching and research. The Kinesiology Program is a new and growing program. Members of the Kinesiology Program have a strong commitment to classroom excellence, community engagement, and research.

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in exercise science/kinesiology or a closely related discipline by December 31, 2021. The Program is particularly interested in individuals whose research and teaching interests include ergonomics, biomechanics, kinesiology and/or exercise physiology. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to develop a high-quality research program, and have a record of attracting research grants and/or a demonstrated potential to effectively compete for research grants. A genuine commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching is essential. The new tenure track faculty member will also be expected to participate in the broader life of the program and to maintain a program of research and publication.

The Kinesiology Program is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). Candidates are invited to identify in their cover letter how they have incorporated EDI practices into teaching, research, and service activities. Information about the Kinesiology Program may be found at our website at

https://www.trentu.ca/biology/programs/kinesiology-bsckin, or by contacting the Director, Dr. Sarah West, sarahwest@trentu.ca .

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae (including confirmation to legally work in Canada), a summary of their research program (research prospectus), a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of excellence in teaching and/or mentoring, and any other supporting materials, plus arrange to have three letters of reference forwarded to: kinesiology@trentu.ca, with a subject of “Kinesiology Tenure Track Application” to the attention of Prof. Sarah West, Director, Kinesiology Program. Please note that applications will only be accepted in PDF format via email The program will be accepting applications until December 3, 2021.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. If you require accommodation during the recruitment process or require an accessible version of a document/publication, please contact sarahwest@trentu.ca. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


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