Lecturer: Kinesiology and Active Rehabilitation

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (BPK) invites applications for a full-time Lecturer with an emphasis on active rehabilitation.

A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is preferred, but those with a professional degree or a Masters degree and relevant clinical experience may be considered. Eligible candidates are expected to have clinical, teaching, and research experience.

Demonstrated excellence in lecture and laboratory-based instruction at the advanced undergraduate level is required.  Pedagogical training, as well as experience with curriculum development and/or contributions to the advancement of pedagogy, are strong assets.

The Lecturer will be responsible for redesigning and teaching BPK 481 (Musculoskeletal Disorders) and BPK 303 (Kinanthropometry). The Lecturer will also teach BPK 340 (Active Health: Behaviour and Promotion) and potentially other courses as needed, including BPK 241 (Sports Injuries: Prevention and Rehabilitation). The Lecturer will be responsible for instruction on: the principles of orthopedic physical assessment, prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, kinanthropometric assessments and applications, rehabilitation therapies (active, passive and manual techniques), counselling and communication, theories and models of health behaviour in the context of intervention and promotion strategies, medical report writing, disability management and interprofessional communication, collaboration, and referral at the advanced undergraduate level.

The Lecturer will be expected to engage in continued pedagogical and curricular enhancement, and may supervise undergraduate research projects. The Lecturer will liaise with professionals in the kinesiology community and potential employers of our Department’s students and graduates, as well as with relevant accrediting, certifying and professional organizations. The Lecturer will also provide service to the Department, such as membership on departmental committees and participation in departmental events.

The Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (http://www.sfu.ca/bpk.html) takes a scientific approach to the study of human structure and function and their relation to health and movement. There are excellent teaching facilities available within the Department and the University. The Department has 25 research faculty and 7.5 continuing teaching faculty members and is committed to excellence in research and teaching in the biomedical sciences. We have research foci in Exercise and Environmental Physiology, Neuromechanics, Cardiovascular Physiology, Chronic Disease, Neuroscience, and we provide graduate training at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Our undergraduate program includes majors in Kinesiology, Biomedical Physiology, and Behavioural Neuroscience. Undergraduate courses include core and elective courses in kinesiology, physiology and neuroscience.

The responsibilities, terms and conditions of employment of continuing teaching faculty can be found in: https://www.sfu.ca/content/dam/sfu/faculty-relations/collective-agreement/CA.pdf.

Simon Fraser University is located in Metro Vancouver and is consistently ranked as one of the top comprehensive universities in Canada. The Vancouver area is one of the world’s most desirable places to live and work.

Applications will be accepted until June 22, 2019 at 4:00 p.m.  The anticipated start date is August 1, 2019. Applications should be sent as a single PDF file inclusive of (and bookmarked for) the following: (1) cover letter including reasons for applying for the position, (2) curriculum vitae (3) statements of teaching philosophy and experience, (4) statements of clinical skills and experience, and (5) name, title, address, and e-mail of 3 references. The PDF file should be e-mailed to: Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson, Chair (bpkchair@sfu.ca), Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Faculty of Science, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, V5A 1S6, Canada. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a teaching portfolio and transcripts of all degrees before the interview.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university. Under the authority of the University Act, personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html