Assistant Professor in Sport-Related Concussion

University of Calgary



Position Description

The Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary invites applications for a full-time tenure track Assistant Professor in sport-related concussion with specific expertise in a related field of exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise science, health science, behavioural science, injury prevention, rehabilitation science, data science, or another relevant field.  The appointment date for the successful candidate is anticipated to be September 2019. The successful candidate will have earned a PhD in a sport-related concussion field, be at an early phase of research career, and have demonstrated excellence in research publication and external funding. The successful candidate will pursue a novel and independent research program in the field of sport-related concussion in alignment with the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre in the Faculty of Kinesiology, the campus-wide Integrated Concussion Research Program at the University of Calgary, and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute. The successful candidate would also have opportunities for alignment with the research priorities of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute and O’Brien Institute for Public Health. The candidate will have the potential to become a leader in their research field with a plan for significant contribution to the Faculty of Kinesiology in undergraduate teaching, graduate teaching and supervision, and service.

Application Details

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents): 

  • A cover letter
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A summary of your planned research program (3 pages)
  • Three examples of relevant publications or other supporting materials

In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent separately to the Dean, Dr. Penny Werthner via Cheryl Gathercole, Executive Assistant, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary,

The closing date for applications is June 14, 2019

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology visit Careers in the Faculty of Kinesiology.

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit
About Calgary, Alberta

Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders - in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from a growing number of world-class dining and cultural events and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour's drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

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