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University of Ottawa: tenure-track faculty position in sport governance

The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ottawa is accepting applications for one tenure-track faculty position in the School of Human Kinetics with scholarly expertise in the area of sport governance.

The School of Human Kinetics (SHK) provides a bilingual, interdisciplinary academic and research environment in which to study the biophysical and social contributions of physical, activity, sport, and leisure and their interrelationship with the health of individuals, communities, and societies.  Providing both undergraduate and graduate training, the SHK is committed to educating capable graduates who wish to positively impact society through their knowledge, skills, and competencies related to the benefits of physical activity, sport, and leisure.

The city of Ottawa, located in the National Capital Region, encompasses the two largest cultural and linguistic communities in Canada. The University of Ottawa, situated near many national agencies including Sport Canada, Health Canada, as well as numerous national sport organizations, is recognized as the first and largest bilingual university in North America. The University provides to approximately 40,000 students and 5,500 employees a dynamic and stimulating environment where research and knowledge are fundamental to all aspects of university life.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is made up of five academic units: Human Kinetics, Nursing, Nutrition Sciences, Rehabilitation Sciences, and the Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences. The Faculty excels in its research endeavours thanks to the efforts of over 100 researchers working in a variety of disciplines.

To move forward with the Faculty and School’s strategic research direction related to sport and impacts on individuals and society, we are seeking applications for a researcher with an expertise in the area of Sport Governance at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.
The candidate will have an expertise in the governance of sport organizations with a focus on sport policy, sport events and/or sport systems at the international, national, provincial and/or municipal levels.


o    PhD in Human Kinetics, business, sport management, political science, or a related field.

o    University level teaching with a demonstrated track record of excellence.

o    Research excellence as demonstrated by a competitive externally funded research program and scholarly achievement.

It is expected that the selected candidate would spearhead and sustain a competitive, externally funded program of research involving graduate student supervision. There are also expectations to actively contribute to teaching (undergraduate and graduate levels) in one of the two official languages and at a minimum, to have passive functionality in the other language. As a member of the academic staff, contributions to regular administrative processes at the School, Faculty or University level will be expected.

Salary: Salary is consistent with the collective agreement of the APUO (

Application Deadline: March 31, 2016 (or until the position is filled)

Appointment Date: July 1, 2016 (negotiable)

Applicants should send by e-mail a curriculum vitae, a cover letter explaining their fit with the position, copies of their most significant contributions and the names and e-mail of three referees (the search committee will not contact referees until permission has been granted by the candidate) to:

Dr. Benoit Séguin
School of Human Kinetics
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Ottawa
125 University Private, Room 232
Ottawa, Ontario   K1N 6N5
Fax: 613-562-5497

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at 613-562-5958. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting.

Audrey R. Giles, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
School of Human Kinetics
334 Montpetit
University of Ottawa
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5
Tel: +1 613 562-5800 ext. 2988
Fax: +1 613 562-5497