University of Alberta

Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology

Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation

Competition No.  -    A103831947
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Exercise Physiology with a focus on muscle metabolism at the rank of Assistant Professor with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017.


The Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation creates and shares the best understandings and applications of physical activity, sport, and recreation for the public good. With 39 Faculty members and over 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students, studying across arrange of disciplines, the Faculty is complex, richly diverse in its research and integrated in its make-up. The Faculty was founded in 1964, making it one of the oldest faculties of its type in Canada and one that has long been a leader at an international level as exemplified by being the first faculty of physical education and recreation in the Commonwealth to offer a doctoral degree (1967). We continue to build on this legacy with a vision of “outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship that contribute to quality of life and the health of our communities through physical activity, sport, and recreation”.


The Assistant Professor of exercise physiology will contribute to research in the Faculty in the area of exercise physiology with a focus on muscle metabolism. Applicants must have completed a PhD and have relevant postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will bring a record of achievement commensurate with appointment at an Assistant Professor level which includes a record of publication in quality peer-reviewed journals as well as demonstrated potential to secure external funding through national agencies such as CIHR, NSERC, Heart & Stroke Foundation or Canadian Diabetes Association. S/he will work in a disciplinary background that will enhance and extend existing expertise within the Faculty in the areas of the muscle metabolism and exercise physiology. S/he will be expected to make a contribution to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.


The potential exists for the successful applicant to be appointed as the Christenson Endowed Professor in Healthy Active Living if her/his area of research and scholarly activity is related to benefiting and sustaining an improved quality of life for adults and seniors as they age.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within your cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Applicants should provide (i) a current curriculum vitae; (ii) a cover letter indicating the reasons for your interest in the position and how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; (iii) a statement of research interests and needs (lab space/equipment); (iv) a statement of teaching experience and expertise: and (v) names of three references. All applications must be done online through the University of Alberta careers page:


The position will remain open until filled.

Review of applications will begin March 20, 2017

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.