Faculty Positions – University of Guelph
Position Title / Rank:
Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology
College:
College of Biological Science
Department:
Human Health and Nutritional Science
Deadline:
September 1, 2022 or open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference
AD #22-53

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in an area consistent with Exercise Physiology
  • Relevant postdoc or equivalent experience

Research:

  • Evidence of strong potential to establish a productive, externally funded research program
  • Expertise in Exercise Physiology
  • Potential for interdisciplinary and collaborative research program
  • Researchers who make use of cutting-edge approaches or tools or innovative methodologies to foster interdisciplinary collaborations would be especially appropriate
  • The research statement (2 pages max):

o Present a vision of the short (5 years) and long-term goals of the research program, including funding strategies.

o Explain how the research program will promote interdisciplinarity and collaboration within the Department.

o Describe how you will include HQP in your research program.

Teaching and HQP training:

  • Demonstrated commitment to effective and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level
  • Able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in HHNS
  • Evidence of potential for effective mentorship of graduate students
  • Teaching statement (2 pages max):

o Describe an overall teaching philosophy

o Provide examples of specific teaching strategies that have been used effectively in previous courses of strategies that you plan to use in future courses

o Describe potential teaching contributions in the department

EDI and collegiality:

  • Commitment to a departmental culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued
  • Diversity statement (1 page max):

o Describe history of advocacy and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion both professionally and personally

o Describe strategies to ensure the applicant’s research, teaching, and mentorship activities will provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and will foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in their courses and research group

Position Description:

The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science in The College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Integrative Exercise Physiology.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in an area consistent with the field of exercise physiology and relevant postdoctoral or equivalent experience, along with evidence of a strong potential to establish a productive, externally funded research program in integrative exercise physiology. The successful candidate will be able to recruit and mentor diverse, high quality graduate students interested in studying exercise physiology in an integrated manner. The successful candidate should employ any number of cutting-edge approaches and innovative techniques and methodologies including work at the human/systems level. We are especially interested in candidates with the ability to integrate exercise physiology with areas of cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and metabolism. We are looking for a collaborative connector, a leader of interdisciplinarity and a wholistic physiological integrative thinker.

Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to effective and innovative teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will teach courses in the areas of exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, metabolism, and human performance. Courses may include teaching at the senior level in the BASc degree program in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the Honours BSc students in the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary department with ~28 faculty and an excellent record of research in human health, exercise, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics, and physiology. The Faculty employ a wide range of techniques and methodologies at multiple levels of biological organization to advance the fields of human health and nutritional sciences including teaching and learning.

In the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and the College of Biological Science, we value diversity and inclusivity because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a modern, representative academic community. The department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with and contribute to excellence in research and teaching. To develop an inclusive and vibrant departmental culture, the department maintains standing committees focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Mental Health and Wellness and has developed specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues. Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science’s EDI statement.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin Sept. 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research vision statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) diversity statement; (6) names and contact information of three references.

The research statement (2 pages max) should present a vision of the short (5years) and long-term goals of the research program, including funding strategies and potential for integration and collaboration within the department. It should also describe how HQP will be included in your research program. The teaching statement (2 pages max) should describe an overall teaching philosophy, provide examples of specific teaching strategies that have been used effectively in previous courses or that you wish to employ in future courses, and summarize potential teaching contributions in the department. The diversity statement (1 page max) should describe your history of advocacy and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and the strategies you plan to use to ensure your research, teaching, and mentorship activities provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in your courses and research group.

Applications should be sent by email to hhnsrecruit@uoguelph.ca, to the attention of:

Dr. Coral Murrant

Professor and Department Chair

Human Health and Nutritional Sciences

College of Biological Science

University of Guelph

Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

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