[visionlist] Assistant/Associate Professor of Human Motor Control and Learning Position

Michael Barnett-Cowan mbarnettcowan at gmail.com
Thu May 4 05:51:10 -05 2017


Region: Ontario, Canada
Institution: University of Waterloo
Discipline: Kinesiology

The Department of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Waterloo is seeking an exceptional scholar and researcher for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Human Motor Control and Learning with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2018. 

The Department of Kinesiology is an inter-disciplinary department with expertise spanning the scientific study of human movement. A main focus of the department is to discover and explain mechanisms and principles of human movement and to apply this knowledge to the prevention of illness and injury using strategies that optimize health and physical performance. The department offers B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Kinesiology. Further information about the department can be found at http://uwaterloo.ca/kinesiology/. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD with evidence of an active research program within the area of motor learning that could focus on control theory, skill acquisition and/or neurorehabilitation. We encourage applications from individuals across a range of possible disciplines and research themes such as systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, developmental neuroscience, and neurorehabilitation. The ideal candidate will combine behavioral, computational and/or neurophysiological techniques to explore human motor learning and control. Individuals that have an applied research component that could include a focus on performance or health are particularly encouraged to apply. Duties include research, service, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students. 

Successful candidates are expected to have a strong portfolio of scholarly research, including peer-reviewed publications, and provide evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and obtaining external funding. In addition to advancing a personal research program, candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team engaged in applied research as part of the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and the new Centre for Community, Clinical and Applied Research Excellence. 

Based on qualifications and hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate, an annual starting salary will range from $90,000 to $130,000. Actual starting salary will be commensurate with rank of appointment, qualifications, experience and research record. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. 

The closing date for applications is October 1, 2017. 

Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s 5 year research plan, cover letter and curriculum vitae. These materials should be sent electronically to the attention of: Professor W. E. McIlroy, Chair, Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1 Canada (sent via email to Denise Hay at: denise.hay at uwaterloo.ca). Applicants should provide names and contact information for four referees who will be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee. 

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. 

“Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why”.


Michael Barnett-Cowan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience 
Department of Kinesiology 
University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2L 3G1
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e: mbc at uwaterloo.ca
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