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Assistant Professor, Sport Injury Prevention

Job ID: 32307
Location: Main Campus
Updated July 09, 2024

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We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta.
The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Districts 5 and 6.

Description

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary invites applications for an Assistant Professor position in Sport Injury Prevention

The successful candidate will have a novel and transformational program of research that focuses on sport injury prevention and directly aligns with the Injury Prevention, Sport Medicine, and Rehabilitation research theme in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre (one of 11 International Olympic Committee Research Centres for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health). The expertise of the successful candidate may include injury epidemiology, sport science, health science, sport medicine, and/or implementation science. A focus on grassroots/youth sport is preferred.

Demonstrated success in obtaining external research funding is required, including government (e.g., Tri-Council or equivalent) and/or industry (e.g., sport governing bodies) funding as a Principal/co-Principal investigator and collaborative success in securing funding for transdisciplinary research projects. Evidence of emerging leadership and examples of impacting policy and/or practice in advancing sport injury prevention at local, national, and/or international levels is required. 

The successful candidate will also have demonstrated proven teaching excellence at both undergraduate and graduate levels, along with an emerging record of attracting and supervising outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral associates. 

The successful candidate's application must demonstrate alignment with some of UCalgary's strategic initiatives. These include the Faculty of Kinesiology's strategic plan (Together, Stronger: A Framework for Excellence Through Collaboration) and the Joan Snyder Fund for Excellence in Kinesiology Research. At the University level, important initiatives include the University of Calgary's strategic plan 2023-2030 (Ahead of Tomorrow), the ii' taa'poh'to'p strategy, and strategic research priorities such as the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute, One Child Every Child, Hotchkiss Brain Institute (Integrated Concussion Research Program), O'Brien Institute for Public Health, and McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health.

Qualifications and Experience

  • PhD in Kinesiology (or related area) with a focus on injury prevention.
  • A focus on grassroots/youth sport.
  • A proven record of research achievements, and demonstrated outcomes that align with the full range of principles articulated in the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
  • A strong record of external research funding including government (e.g., Tri-Council or equivalent) and/or industry (e.g., sport governing bodies) funding as a Principal/co-Principal investigator and collaborative success in securing funding for transdisciplinary or multidisciplinary research projects.
  • Demonstrated success in developing research partnerships with local, national, and international external organizations.
  • Examples of impacting policy and/or practice in advancing sport injury prevention at local, national, or international levels. 
  • An emerging record of attracting and supervising outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. 
  • Proven teaching excellence at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Alignment with the Joan Snyder Fund for Excellence in Kinesiology Research 
  • Accomplishments related to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and/or Truth & Reconciliation in current/previous institutional environment(s), in research, curriculum, supporting diverse students, and service to the institution.

The University of Calgary adheres to the principles of the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and strives to evaluate research impact responsibly and inclusively by explicitly considering discipline-appropriate methods for demonstrating the quality, significance, and societal impact of a broad range of research contributions.

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents): 

  • Cover letter, including the name and contact information of three referees, and curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests, accomplishments, and vision (up to 2 pages) 
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (up to 2 pages). 
  • Statement of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion experience, contribution, and leadership (up to 2 pages)

Application deadline: September 8, 2024

The University of Calgary recognizes that candidates have varying career paths and that career interruptions can be part of an excellent academic record. Candidates are encouraged but not required to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions to allow for a fair assessment of their application. Selection committees have been instructed to give careful consideration to, and be sensitive to the impact of career interruptions, when assessing the candidate's research productivity.  

The University of Calgary has launched an institution-wide Indigenous Strategy committing to creating a rich, vibrant, and culturally competent campus that welcomes and supports Indigenous Peoples, encourages Indigenous community partnerships, is inclusive of Indigenous perspectives in all that we do.

As an equitable and inclusive employer, the University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. In particular, we encourage members of the designated groups (women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible/racialized minorities, and diverse sexual orientation and gender identities) to apply. To ensure a fair and equitable assessment, we offer accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Questions regarding [diversity] EDI at UCalgary can be sent to the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion ([email protected]) and requests for accommodations can be sent to Human Resources ([email protected]).

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

For a listing of all academic opportunities at the University of Calgary, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology, click here.

About the University of Calgary

UCalgary is Canada's entrepreneurial university, located in Canada's most enterprising city. It is a top research university and one of the highest-ranked universities of its age. Founded in 1966, its 36,000 students experience an innovative learning environment, made rich by research, hands-on experiences and entrepreneurial thinking. It is Canada's leader in the creation of start-ups. Start something today at the University of Calgary. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.  

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