Faculty Position Available #1


Title:  Assistant Professor in Neuromechanics

Preferred Start Date:  01 July 2020

Application Deadline:  Friday 15 November 2019 by 11:59 pm

Position Description (click here for PDF version of Neuromechanics FULL AD)

The School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Neuromechanics, with expertise in both biomechanics and motor control.  The successful candidate may utilize a variety of experimental approaches but their research program must be primarily human based.   The preferred starting date is July 1, 2020.


Candidates must have a completed PhD in Kinesiology or another relevant discipline at the start date of the appointment. Candidates whose research program will combine both fundamental scientific inquiry and applied work to enhance human health and performance are particularly encouraged to apply.  Preference will be given to applicants whose research program complements current faculty research and our focus on physical activity and health within the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen’s University.


The successful candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates potential for independent research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding.  The successful candidate will have strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Candidates will be able to teach courses in biomechanics and motor control, and have an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work in a collegial and collaborative manner in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the School, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.


A complete application consists of:

  • a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
  • a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications);
  • a statement of research interests;
  • a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
  • Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Kyra Pyke, SKHS Director at: skhs.director@queensu.ca or hard copy to the address below


The deadline for applications is Friday 15 November 2019 by 11:59 pm. Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed only if the position remains unfilled.



Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Dr. Kyra Pyke, Director at skhs.director@queensu.ca although hard copy applications may be submitted to:



Dr. Kyra Pyke, Director

School of Kinesiology and Health Studies

SKHS Building, KHS 206

28 Division Street

Queen’s University

Kingston Ontario CANADA K7L 3N6 


The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs.  If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Dr. Kyra Pyke in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at skhs.director@queensu.ca or by Telephone at:  613-533-6601


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