The School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan campus invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Neuromuscular Physiology to begin as early as July 1, 2021.
The School seeks an individual with demonstrated expertise with reduced preparations (e.g., intact or skinned fibres) that allow for the investigation of contractile function at the level of a single muscle fibre. Further, it is desirable that the candidate’s expertise with reduced preparations has applications to the study of fatigability, neurological disease or disorder, healthy aging, and/or injury at the level of the intact human. It is imperative that the successful candidate has the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and will complement and extend existing research activities both in the Neuromuscular Physiology research group and across the School. The candidate must have a Ph.D. as well as a record of high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and, while not required, postdoctoral training or experience as an independent investigator would be advantageous. A strong publication record is essential because the candidate is expected to have substantial potential to secure competitive external funding for their program of research. Further, the candidate is expected to provide evidence of, or the potential to become, a highly effective teacher at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Teaching areas to which the candidate may be asked to contribute include muscle physiology, biomechanics, human anatomy. Finally, it is vital that the candidate can provide effective supervision of Masters and Doctoral students, as well as being able to make contributions to the broader academic, community engagement and research activities of the School.
UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 10,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. Information about the surrounding community can be found at: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/.
The School of Health and Exercise Sciences was launched in July 2011 and currently has 19 full-time faculty members, over 800 undergraduate students, and ~50 graduate students. It offers an undergraduate degree in human kinetics, and following a recent review of the program the school is developing undergraduate concentrations in clinical exercise physiology, health behaviour change and kinesiology, graduate training opportunities are provided through dedicated M.Sc. and Ph.D programs.
Interested candidates should e-mail application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments. Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc or .dox) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).
Applications must include:
Curriculum Vitae listing the following:
Education including post-doctoral research experience
Professional employment experience including research and teaching experience
Present or prior grants or external funding awarded for research
Letter of Application including:
Proposed program of research
Statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching areas or courses in which you could participate
Statement of teaching philosophy
Names of three referees who are able to provide objective evaluations and comments on your teaching and research ability and background and on your potential for high quality research in the
For more information, applicants can contact: Dr. Rob Shave, Director, School of Health and Exercise Sciences at email@example.com.
Closing date for applications is March 31st, 2021. All positions are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
Internal Number: JR1040
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