Professional Teaching Position

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Author ahnationtalk
Date November 13, 2017
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Location Waterloo, ON
Category Education / Teaching - K-12 and other training
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Posting ID : 8502
Position Title : Professional Teaching Position
Faculty/Academic Area : Faculty of Science
Department : Kinesiology & Physical Education
Campus : Waterloo
Position Summary : The Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in a Professional Teaching Position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2018, subject to budgetary approval.

The primary focus of this professional teaching position is the delivery of six undergraduate courses per academic year (over 12 months) related to sociology/cultural studies and management/economics in a kinesiology context. The successful applicant will deliver established core courses KP211 and KP344, as well as participate in the design and delivery of upper year electives related to both sociology/cultural studies and management/economics. Evidence of competency to teach other existing Laurier Kinesiology & Physical Education undergraduate courses would be an asset. A demonstration of ongoing scholarly involvement in sociology/cultural studies and/or management/economics is also expected.

Among the primary expectations of applicants for this position are demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence, educational innovation, scholarship, and service to the University and the academic community. For more information on Professional Teaching Positions at Laurier, see Article 13.2 of the Collective Agreement for Full-time Faculty, available at

Applicants should hold a PhD or be near completion, have evidence of commitment to and superior ability in teaching, and evidence of ongoing participation in related scholarly activities. Professional Teaching Positions require applicants have a minimum 2 years (or equivalent) of teaching experience in a post-secondary education environment. Degrees in, or formal education experiences relevant to, a broad-based Kinesiology & Physical Education program (or equivalent) would be an asset.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, statement of current and prospective scholarly activities (plus samples), and contact information (address, telephone, and email) for at least three referees electronically to Dr. Tim Elcombe, Chair (Acting), Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Wilfrid Laurier University (email: Applicants are encouraged to address any career interruptions or special circumstances that may have affected their record of scholarship and teaching, in accordance with SSHRC and NSERC definitions and guidelines. Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2018.

Laurier’s Kinesiology & Physical Education department values an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human movement, where the application of theoretical knowledge is key. In addition to offering courses in fundamental and applied movement skills, students in our program also study physical activity through the integrative perspectives of psychology, motor control, sociology, biomechanics, history, management, physiology, health, and philosophy. More information about the Department is available at

Please Note :

Wilfrid Laurier University is committed to employment equity and values diversity. Laurier welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and a person of any sexual identities and gender identities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, as per Canadian immigration laws, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obligated to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenships, however, all applicants must include one of the following statements in their cover letter:
Yes, I am a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada;
No, I am not a current citizen or permanent resident of Canada

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to be considered for employment equity. Candidates may self-identify, in confidence to: Dr. Pam Bryden (, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science. Further information on the equity policy can be found at

The Faculty of Science wishes to thank all applicants for their interest. All nominations and applications shall be reviewed and considered under a set of criteria established by the Search Committee and a short list of candidates shall be interviewed. Only those applicants selected for the short list will be contacted.

To obtain a copy of this job description in an accessible format, please contact the Dean of Science office at 519-884-0710, ext. 2427 or via email at

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