Internal Call for Nominations and Applications for the position of Associate Dean, Research

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Friday, May 11, 2018 - 13:15

The University of Windsor's Faculty of Human Kinetics invites applications for the position of Associate Dean, Research, for a term of 4 years commencing July 1, 2018. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The Faculty of Human Kinetics comprises two program areas, namely the Department of Kinesiology and the Division of Athletics and Recreational Services. The Department of Kinesiology offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees with approximately 800 undergraduate and over 80 graduate students. Vibrant research and teaching cultures within Kinesiology facilitate high quality, student-centred learning experiences which are supported by state-of-the-art facilities. At the undergraduate level, students take a common core of Kinesiology courses in addition to related option courses prior to majoring in Movement Science or Sport Management. Graduate students can complete their program of study in either Applied Human Performance or Sport Management through a thesis or internship route at the Master’s level and in Kinesiology at the Doctoral level.  The Division of Athletics and Recreational Services administers programs for varsity sports that compete in Ontario University Athletics and USport leagues, competitive clubs, intramurals, instructional classes, health and fitness initiatives for the campus and University community.

The Associate Dean, Research is an integral part of the academic leadership team in the Faculty of Human Kinetics, providing strategic leadership for the promotion of excellence in research.  Through a team oriented approach, the Associate Dean, Research will lead the development and implementation of the Faculty’s Strategic Research Plan.  Requirements of the position include the ability to assemble inter-disciplinary research teams that stimulate high levels of scholarly and creative achievements by taking advantage of strategic funding opportunities, optimizing research dissemination and impact, enhancing research skill training, and forming partnerships with industry, health and sport organisations.

Applicants must hold a tenured appointment in the Faculty, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.  The ideal candidate would have a solid record of academic research and leadership experience promoting excellence in research, creativity, and innovation.

Application and Nomination Requirements

  • a detailed and current curriculum vitae;
  • a 1-2 page vision statement outlining the candidate’s perspective on the research mission and goals of the Faculty during the next three years;
  • two (2) letters of reference forwarded directly by the referees to the Chair of the Search Committee, at the address or email listed below.

To ensure full consideration, completed applications and nominations, and letters of reference are to be submitted by the deadline date of May 11, 2018.  Applications may be considered after the deadline date; however, acceptance of late submissions is at the discretion of the appointments committee. 

All materials to be sent to:
Dr. Michael Khan, Dean, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9B 3P4,
Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 2805; Email:

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments.  In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.



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