International Society of Biomechanics
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tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the College of Kinesiology

Assistant Professor
31 Jan 2020
31 Jan 2020
Saskatoon, SK
University of Saskatchewan

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a fulltime, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the College of Kinesiology. The successful candidate’s research program will advance the role of physical activity, movement and sport in one or more of the College’s four research themes:

  • Indigenous wellness

  • Healthy aging and management of chronic conditions

  • Child and youth health and development

  • Human Performance

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 collaboration and multidisciplinary tri-council funding success.

The College is committed to the scholarship of discovering, preserving, teaching, and applying knowledge as it pertains to human movement, active living and healthy lifestyles. This is enhanced by a wide range of state-of-the-art research facilities. In 2019 the College added to existing research facilities by opening the $2.1M Ron and Jane Graham Sport Science and Health Centre. The Centre advances the College’s missions of research and application of knowledge through collaborative approaches involving researchers, Huskie Athletics and external communities. Research in the 6,000 ft2 Centre contributes to the body of knowledge in the areas of sport performance and health, and features a biohazard-certified space for blood and tissue collection and analysis with bench space adjacent to activity space (among several other amenities). Facilities 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, as well as 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.

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.

The University of Saskatchewan is committed to employment equity and diversity, and Indigenous engagement is a strategic priority. Indigenous scholars are encouraged to apply for this position. The University of Saskatchewan relies on section 48 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code to give preference to employment to a person of Indigenous ancestry for this position. In Canada, Indigenous persons refers to those who identify themselves as First Nations, Métis or Inuit. Indigenous scholars are asked to self-identify in their application.


Candidates must have:

  • A Ph.D. (or nearing completion)

  • Demonstrated ability to initiate, lead and participate in research activities that advance one or more of the College’s four research themes

  • Commitment to the teacher-scholar model

  • Demonstrated effective classroom teaching skills and mentorship at both the undergraduate and graduate level

  • Ability to supervise student research projects

  • Commitment to collegial process

  • Ability to be a team player

Salary and Benefits

Salary bands for the 2020-2021 academic year are as follows:

Assistant Professor: $96,301 to $115,723; Associate Professor: $115,723 to $135,145; and Professor: $135,145 to $157,804.

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:

  • cover letter outlining your research and scholarship interests, as described above;

  • teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching);

  • detailed curriculum vitae

  • the names (addresses, phone and email addresses) of three academic referees; and

  • statement of self-identification as a person of Indigenous ancestry, as described above (if applicable)

Interested candidates must submit their applications, via email to:

Chad London, PhD, 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 January 31, 2020; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. 

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. Indigenous candidates are asked to self-identify in their application. The university must, however, comply with federal immigration requirements.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.