Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Sensorimotor Neuroscience

British Columbia (CA)
03 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Aug 2020
Contract Type
Full Time



RANK: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

FACULTY: UBCO-Faculty of Health & Social Development

DEPARTMENT: UBCO-School of Health & Exercise Science


The School of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of British Columbia - Okanagan campus invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Sensorimotor Neuroscience to begin as early as January 1, 2021.

The School seeks an individual with demonstrated expertise in neuromuscular physiology and/or neuromechanics. Expertise in high-density surface electromyography, computational neuroscience, and/or reduced preparations that allow for the investigation of function at the level of a single muscle fibre or motoneuron will be considered an asset. Further, applicants with a program of research that targets (or has the potential to target) neurological disease, disorder, healthy aging, or injury, with a focus on mobility and/or function, are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate should have the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and complement and extend existing research activities both in the School and across the university. They must have a Ph.D. as well as a record of high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals and, while not required, postdoctoral training or experience as an independent investigator would be advantageous. They will be expected to have the potential to secure competitive external funding for their program of research, teach in the areas of biomechanics, human anatomy, human sensorimotor control, neuromuscular physiology or statistics at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels, supervise Masters and Doctoral students and contribute to academic and research activities of the School.

UBC is one of the world’s leading universities, and is consistently ranked in the top 40. The university has two distinct campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 10,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit Information about the surrounding community can be found at:

The School of Health and Exercise Sciences was launched in July 2011 and currently has 19 full-time faculty members, over 800 undergraduate students, and 40-50 graduate students. It offers an undergraduate degree in human kinetics, and following a recent review of the program the school is developing undergraduate concentrations in clinical exercise physiology, health behaviour change and kinesiology, graduate training opportunities are provided through dedicated M.Sc. and Ph.D programs.

Interested candidates should e-mail application materials to Documents must be submitted in electronic format as e-mail attachments. Acceptable formats include Microsoft Word (.doc or .dox) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Applications must include:

1. Curriculum Vitae listing the following:

- Personal information

- Education including post-doctoral research experience

- Professional employment experience including research and teaching experience

- Present or prior grants or external funding awarded for research

- Publications

2. Letter of Application including:

- Proposed program of research

- Statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching areas or courses in which you could participate

- Statement of teaching philosophy

3. Names of three referees who are able to provide objective evaluations and comments on your teaching and research ability and background and on your potential for high quality research in the future.

For more information, applicants can contact: Dr. Rob Shave, Director, School of Health and Exercise

Sciences at

Closing date for applications is August 31, 2020. All positions are subject to budgetary approval. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

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