Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank:Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology

College: College of Biological Science

Department: Human Health and Nutritional Science

Deadline: September 1, 2022 or open until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-53

Position Description:

The Department of Human Health and Nutritional Science in The College of Biological Science at the University of Guelph invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Integrative Exercise Physiology.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in an area consistent with the field of exercise physiology and relevant postdoctoral or equivalent experience, along with evidence of a strong potential to establish a productive, externally funded research program in integrative exercise physiology. The successful candidate will be able to recruit and mentor diverse, high quality graduate students interested in studying exercise physiology in an integrated manner. The successful candidate should employ any number of cutting-edge approaches and innovative techniques and methodologies including work at the human/systems level. We are especially interested in candidates with the ability to integrate exercise physiology with areas of cardiovascular and respiratory physiology and metabolism. We are looking for a collaborative connector, a leader of interdisciplinarity and a wholistic physiological integrative thinker.

Applicants must also demonstrate a commitment to effective and innovative teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate will teach courses in the areas of exercise physiology, cardiovascular physiology, metabolism, and human performance. Courses may include teaching at the senior level in the BASc degree program in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph-Humber, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the Honours BSc students in the Human Kinetics program at the University of Guelph.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary department with ~28 faculty and an excellent record of research in human health, exercise, nutrition, metabolism, biomechanics, and physiology. The Faculty employ a wide range of techniques and methodologies at multiple levels of biological organization to advance the fields of human health and nutritional sciences including teaching and learning.

In the Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and the College of Biological Science, we value diversity and inclusivity because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, complex problem solving, and the creation of a modern, representative academic community. The department is committed to developing and maintaining a culture that is positive, collegial, and respectful of all members, and in which wellness and healthy work-life balance are valued along with and contribute to excellence in research and teaching. To develop an inclusive and vibrant departmental culture, the department maintains standing committees focused on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Mental Health and Wellness and has developed specific recommendations for faculty hiring that incorporate these important issues. The department of Human Health and Nutritional Science’s has developed an EDI statement.

The University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units and three campuses (Guelph, Ridgetown, Guelph-Humber). The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Assessment of applications will begin Sept. 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) research vision statement; (4) teaching statement; (5) diversity statement; (6) names and contact information of three references.

The research statement (2 pages max) should present a vision of the short (5years) and long-term goals of the research program, including funding strategies and potential for integration and collaboration within the department. It should also describe how HQP will be included in your research program. The teaching statement (2 pages max) should describe an overall teaching philosophy, provide examples of specific teaching strategies that have been used effectively in previous courses or that you wish to employ in future courses, and summarize potential teaching contributions in the department. The diversity statement (1 page max) should describe your history of advocacy and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and the strategies you plan to use to ensure your research, teaching, and mentorship activities provide equitable opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds and to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment in your courses and research group.

Applications should be sent by email to hhnsrecruit@uoguelph.ca, to the attention of:

Dr. Coral Murrant
Professor and Department Chair
Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
College of Biological Science
University of Guelph
Guelph, On N1G 2W1

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph, Ridgetown Campus, would like to acknowledge the Anishinaabe and Leni-Lunape ancestors of this territory on which the Ridgetown Campus resides. We offer our respect to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who live on the territory today and acknowledging them reminds us of our important connection to this land where we learn and work.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

If you require a medical accommodation during the recruitment or selection process, please contact Occupational Health and Wellness at 519-824-4120 x52674.