Associate Professor in Kinesiology

University of Waterloo


Associate Professor in Kinesiology
Cognitive Neuroscience

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 Professor in the area of cognitive neuroscience. In special circumstances, qualified candidates who are at the rank of Associate Professor may be considered.


The successful candidate must have a PhD with evidence of an active research program within the area of cognitive neuroscience. Candidates are expected to have a strong portfolio of scholarly research, evidence of ability to obtain extramural funding and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching. In addition to advancing a personal research program, candidates will have the opportunity to work as part of multidisciplinary teams. Research opportunities exist not only within the Department of Kinesiology and its new 20,000 ft2 Applied Research facility but also within the several related research centres such as the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. We welcome applications from individuals across a range of possible disciplines and research themes including, but not limited to: cognitive determinants of movement and behavior, neuropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, physiological psychology, cognitive genomics, functional neuroimaging and computational neuroscience. Individuals planning to develop or having both a fundamental and applied focus of cognitive neuroscience research are particularly encouraged to apply. Primary duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and supervising graduate students.


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 the Department of Kinesiology.


Based on qualifications, the salary range for this position will range from $90,000 to $130,000. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.


The closing date for applications is Sept 1, 2018. The start date will be July 1, 2019 or as negotiated.


Applications should include a statement of research interest and teaching experience, overview of the applicant’s anticipated 5-year research plan 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. Please send via email to Denise Hay at: Applicants should also provide names for four referees who would be willing to provide letters of support upon request from the search committee.


The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. 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 in the recruitment process.


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