Western University School of Kinesiology – Assistant Professor, Physical Activity and Resilience

The School of Kinesiology at Western advocates the benefits of physical activity to society by providing a multidisciplinary approach to discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge about human movement and its effects ( The School is excited to support three new research clusters focusing on Physical Activity and 1) Brain Health, 2) Mobility, and 3) Social Impact. We are seeking a Probationary (tenure-track) colleague at the rank of Assistant Professor, in the area of Physical Activity and Resilience. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of the school as a global leader in research and education through a multidisciplinary approach to Kinesiology.

The research clusters of Brain Health and Mobility emphasize the important link between physical activity and a healthy central nervous system. We seek an outstanding researcher to investigate the links between physical activity and mental resilience from a psycho-social perspective. We broadly define mental resilience as the process of adjusting well under conditions of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress. Research related to using physical activity, mobility and/or exercise to building and maintaining mental resiliency as well as novel and emerging technologies and directions for assessing mental resilience are of particular interest. This agenda is linked to the School of Kinesiology’s Exercise and Resilience program, an existing Canada Research Chair, the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA), campus initiatives such as the Brain Mind Institute, and the signature areas identified in the Faculty of Health Sciences’ Strategic Research Plan

Candidates must hold a PhD in Kinesiology or a related field, have demonstrated excellence in research, with a strong potential to secure external research funding. The candidate will ideally have demonstrated expertise in developing and teaching courses in traditional and flexible learning environments. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in relevant service to the School of Kinesiology and University. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2018, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social and cultural growth to better serve our communities. With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is a leading research-intensive university with a full-range of academic and professional programs. General information about Western can be found at The university campus is in London (, a thriving city with a metropolitan census of 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit.

Interested applicants should send a detailed curriculum vita including teaching dossier, a cover letter, the names of three academic referees and a completed Application for Full-Time Position available at to:

Dr. Laura Misener, Acting Director
School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences
Rm. 2230, 3M Centre
Western University
1151 Richmond St. N., London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 12, 2018.
Please quote number HS 177 on all correspondence for this position.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Laura Misener, Acting Director, School of Kinesiology at or 519-661-2111 ext. 86000.