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Kinesiology Professor - Vancouver Island University

State: Nanaimo, BC
Position: Kinesiology Professor
Deadline: November 3, 2021

Job Description / Duties

To be a part of the VIU community is to know what it is like to matter here. We are currently accepting applications for regular, full-time Kinesiology Professor(s) on our Nanaimo campus.

To Apply:
VIU has been awarded a BC’s Top Employer award for the last two years from the Top Employers program. If this is the next step in your professional career, please submit your application online by 20-Oct-2021. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. VIU embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Indigenous descent.

Position Description:
The Kinesiology program at Vancouver Island University (VIU) offers a Bachelor of Kinesiology degree. The department is searching for two dynamic faculty members who are committed to teaching and learning excellence with a strong interest in student engagement and success. Candidates must be willing to teach a variety of courses in all years of the program, deliver labs, assess student progress, and support students in all aspects of their studies. Collegiality, flexibility, and enthusiasm for the art and science of human movement are desired characteristics.

Candidate Expectations:
The Kinesiology Professor will have broad expertise in Kinesiology with the ability to teach a variety of classes in the discipline is required, including, but not limited to KIN 100 level activity courses such as:
• Introduction to Motor Learning and Control
• Instructional Strategies for Sport and Physical Education
• Introduction to Nutrition
• Physical Growth and Motor Development
• Introduction to Kinesiology

And Upper-level courses such as:
• The Olympic Games: Ancient and Modern
• History of Physical Education and Sport
• Human Wellness
• Active and Healthy Aging
• Organization and Administration of Physical Activity
• Women in Physical Activity and Sport
• Health of the Human Spirit
• Psycho-Social Aspects of Physical Activity
• Inclusive and Adapted Physical Activity and Sport

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of teaching and learning success, flexibility in course design including online and/or blended delivery, community-engagement, and a commitment to professional development through service, scholarship and community engagement. The successful candidate(s) will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom including student support; program, faculty, and institutional committee meetings; and professional activities in keeping with their discipline.

Qualifications / Required Skills

• PhD in a Kinesiology-related field from an appropriately accredited institution is required. Equivalent education and experience may be considered.
• Evidence of an ability to be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds.
• Willingness and ability to function effectively in a team-oriented environment, including virtually.

Additional Information

The VIU community is grateful to the Snuneymuxw, Quw’utsun, Tla’Amin, Snaw-naw-as and Qualicum First Nation on whose traditional, unceded territories we teach, learn, research, live and share knowledge. With hands raised to the original stewards, we say Hay ch qa’ sii’em sieye’ yu mukw Mustimuxw.

Salary: $ 57,502 - $ 92,401

Contact Information

Louis Mattar
Professor, Kinesiology + Program Chair

Employer Profile

MATTER HERE. Situated on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish peoples, Vancouver Island University is a comprehensive teaching university with 15,000 students across four campuses. VIU proudly fosters student success, strong community connections and international collaborations by providing access to a wide range of programs, from academic undergraduate and master’s to industry-responsive trades and vocational training. VIU provides a learning environment that is accessible and relevant for all learners, celebrates success and acknowledges Indigenous history and traditions.