Academic Vacancy 800-013-14

Academic (Vacancy Number: 800-013-14)
Posted: February 19, 2014.

Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
Position start date: July 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter
Closing date for applications: April 1, 2014
Position number: 17819
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Posting Information

The University of Manitoba
Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management

Applications are invited for a position at the Assistant Professor (tenure track) level. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The appointment will begin July 1, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Position Number 17819: Assistant Professor in Biomechanics


Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in biomechanics/neuromechanics, preferably with post-doctoral training. They should have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, with the ability to attract external funding and experience in teaching. This position will be of interest to those with research expertise and experience related to human movement in kinesiology, exercise, sport, and/or health.

The successful candidate will teach students in the undergraduate and graduate programs, attract and supervise graduate students, develop and conduct an externally-funded research program and provide service to the community and to the University.

Faculty Information
The Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.E.), Bachelor of Kinesiology (B.Kin and B.Kin (AT)), Bachelor of Recreation Management and Community Development (B.R.M.C.D.), Master of Science and Master of Arts in Kinesiology & Recreation Management. It also has a Ph.D. program in Applied Health Sciences offered collaboratively with other health science faculties. Approximately 460 undergraduate and 60 graduate students are enrolled in the Faculty. Faculty members have vibrant research programs funded by SSHRC, NSERC and CIHR as well as other agencies. The Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute actively facilitates interdisciplinary research within the Faculty and University. Bison Sport and Active Living provides a broad range of services to the University and Community, including intercollegiate sport, recreation services, children’s programs and athletic therapy. Together these academic, research and service programs have a mission to work collaboratively to further the creation and translation of knowledge of physical activity, sport, recreation and leisure, and to enhance the quality of lives locally, nationally and internationally. In 2015, a new 10,000 square foot Active Living Centre will be opened at the University of Manitoba.

Application Procedure
Applications for position number 17819 must include a description of research, teaching and professional interests, accompanied by curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Douglas Brown, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2. Closing date for applications is April 1, 2014.

For further information, please contact either Dr. Douglas Brown, Dean ( or Dr. Michelle Porter, Associate Dean Research (, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba.

The University of Manitoba is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. Applications are encouraged from qualified applicants including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, people with disabilities, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of “The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba)” Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.

The University appreciates the interest of all applicants however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

The University of Manitoba is a comprehensive institution of higher learning with over 30,000 students. It is located in Winnipeg, a vibrant and culturally diverse city of over 650,000 residents. It is the largest city in the Province of Manitoba, and is located in the commercial, social, economic and government centre of the Province. Learn more about Winnipeg at Further information about the University of Manitoba and the Faculty may be obtained from and

Questions? Contact the Academic advertising coordinator, Kathy Niziol at (204) 474-7195.