Instructor in Health & Exercise Sciences (tenure track)

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



RANK: Instructor (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 invites applications for the position of Instructor in Health & Exercise Sciences (tenure track) commencing January 1, 2021.

The School seeks an individual with demonstrated expertise in teaching within the field of Health &

Exercise Sciences. The successful candidate must have demonstrated experience preparing undergraduate students to enter the field of Kinesiology and/or other allied health professions, and teaching excellence at the undergraduate level. This position will play a critical role in curriculum development and teaching of a skill-based, competency-focused program (both theoretical and applied) that prepares students to work with both healthy and clinical populations. The successful applicant should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses in the School, including (but not limited to) the following: exercise physiology, clinical exercise physiology, pathophysiology, advanced training methods, professional practice in health & exercise science. Although not essential preference will be given to candidates with experience working with clinical populations.

As a faculty member in the educational leadership stream, the successful candidate will be expected to maintain a record of excellence in teaching, service, and educational leadership. Candidates are required to have a completed PhD in Health and Exercise Sciences or a similar discipline at the time of appointment.

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. Letter of Application including:

  • A statement of your teaching experience and future contribution to teaching in our School
  • Your relevant experience and/or potential contribution to a skills-based competency program to prepare future healthcare practitioners

2. Curriculum Vitae listing the following:

  • Education
  • University-level teaching and related experience
  • Relevant work experience with healthy and clinical populations
  • Relevant certifications

3. Teaching Dossier including the following:

  • Teaching Philosophy Statement
  • Statement of undergraduate teaching experience and specific courses taught
  • Summary of experience in curriculum development
  • Summary of evaluation of teaching (if applicable)

4. Names of three referees who are able to provide objective evaluations of your ability to teach and conduct applied work in clinical exercise physiology. 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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