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The University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Division of Dance, and the Faculty of Kinesiology invite applications for a joint tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Dance Science. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.

The University of Calgary’s combined Bachelor of Arts (Dance) / Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, the first of its kind in Canada, highlights the relationships between the sciences, arts, and humanities, emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in the investigation of movement studies and promotes a holistic paradigm for examining human movement. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison between the Dance Division of the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and the Faculty of Kinesiology and will provide leadership and mentoring to students enrolled in the combined program.

The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related discipline. The successful candidate will also have a Master of Arts/Fine Arts in Dance or Dance Science, or at minimum a BFA or BA Dance, or equivalent professional dance experience. Candidates should have an established or emerging program of research and scholarly activities, thereby demonstrating potential to become a leader in their research field, as evidenced by publications, presentations, and external funding.

Teaching responsibilities will involve courses from both the Dance Division of the SCPA and the Faculty of Kinesiology. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level as part of their teaching dossier; successful graduate teaching experience will be a distinct asset.

The successful candidate will also be expected to connect the University of Calgary to the broader national and international community of Dance Science researchers and professional associations, and to be active within the Calgary dance community, making connections to dance companies and dance training centers.

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is a community of practicing creators, performers and scholars who, with expert technical and administrative support, are dedicated to the education of artists and critical thinkers in the context of a University devoted to the formation of intelligent and engaged citizens. The school is developing a new focus on interarts, and candidates experience and/or expertise in interarts and interdisciplinary practice and research will be an asset. For more information about the School, please visit www.scpa.ucalgary.ca.

The Faculty of Kinesiology’s vision is to be an international leader in the study and advancement of human movement, sport, health, and wellness. Our Faculty is committed to creating a healthier society and our research shows that the key to better health is exercise. We advocate for healthy, active living and we are working to create a healthier society by preventing injury, reversing unhealthy trends such as obesity and diabetes, and by helping individuals return to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible after injury or disease. The Faculty of Kinesiology also includes Active Living, Dinos Athletics, the Olympic Oval, and the Sport Medicine Centre. For more information about the Faculty, please visit www.ucalgary.ca/knes/

Interested individuals are asked to submit their application electronically. Please provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, evidence of successful teaching, no more than four samples of scholarly and/or creative work, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee, Clem Martini. All materials should be forwarded to:

Clem Martini
Chair, Dance Science Academic Selection Committee
School of Creative and Performing Arts
University of Calgary
CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4
403-220-5095 / fax: 403-282-6925

These materials can also be sent electronically in confidence to scpa@ucalgary.ca

Applications will be accepted until February 15, 2017.

The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadian and Permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

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 become 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. Ranked as the top young university in Canada and North America, the University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit ucalgary.ca.

About Calgary, Alberta

Ranked the 5th most livable city in the world, Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and one of the best cities in Canada to raise a family. 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.