Position - Western: Endowed Chair in Sport and Social Impact

The School of Kinesiology at Western University 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 research clusters focusing on Physical Activity and 1) Brain Health, 2) Mobility, and 3) Social Impact. We are seeking a colleague in a probationary (tenure-track) position at the rank of Associate Professor or a Full Professor (with tenure), depending on qualifications and experience, to become the Frank Hayden Endowed Chair in Sport and Social Impact. 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 successful candidate will have a PhD in Kinesiology or a related field, have demonstrated excellence in research and research leadership, and a demonstrated record of external research funding. The candidate ideally will have established proficiency 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, Faculty of Health Sciences, University and work closely with Special Olympics Canada. The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2019, or as negotiated. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Chair will be a recognized scholar whose research will address the role of sport in contributing to social change for those with intellectual disabilities. The focus on the social impact of sport/physical activity aligns with the Faculty of Health Sciences research pillars of social inclusion, health equity, and mobility. Through the development of an interdisciplinary research program, the Chair will work with other scholars, graduate trainees, and partner organizations to build a team to investigate sport/physical activity participation for all persons, including those with intellectual disabilities. The Chair will be expected to seek external funding, support graduate trainees, and develop innovative approaches for research with persons with intellectual disabilities.

The Chair will also work closely with Special Olympics Canada and contribute to a knowledge hub that brings together research on intellectual disability, and support knowledge translation for Special Olympics communities, athletes, families, and supporters. This will help support the collective impact of the Special Olympics movement and generate greater capacity to deliver on the vision of enriching the lives of Canadians with intellectual disabilities through sport.

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 http://www.uwo.ca. The university campus is in London, a thriving city with a metropolitan census of 530,000, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. It is proximate to a number of other leading research institutions which provides additional collaborative opportunities.

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 (pdf) 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
N6A 3K7

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 22, 2019.
Please quote number HS 193 on all correspondence for this position.