VIU invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the area of Community-based Kinesiology and Physical Literacy. Tier 2 Canada Research Chairs are exceptional, emerging researchers acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to demonstrate world-class leadership. VIU’s Sport, Health and Physical Education (SHAPE) Program offers a Bachelor of Arts, Minor/Major degree in Physical Education. The department is searching for a dynamic faculty member early in their career who has demonstrated research and leadership in the area of community-based kinesiology, physical literacy, health and wellness. Additionally, the candidate should be committed to teaching excellence with a strong interest in student engagement and success. Collegiality, flexibility, and enthusiasm/passion for the art and science of movement are important characteristics outlined in the SHAPE Vision.


 


The CRC will have 75% of their position dedicated to research and 25% towards teaching (equivalent to two courses annually). The teaching responsibilities will be determined based on the disciplinary and teaching background of the candidate. The CRC will become a faculty member in the Faculty of Education. Canada Research Chairs are tenable for five years and renewable once, after which time, the CRC will become a full-time faculty member. The CRC will be provided with an operating grant for their research program and may apply for Canada Foundation for Innovation funding.

Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Kinesiology, Physical Literacy, Physical Education,

One (1) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

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Vancouver Island University invites applications for a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in the area of Indigenous Education with a focus in teaching and learning.  Tier 2 Chairs are for exceptional emerging researchers, acknowledged by their peers as having the potential to lead in their field. This CRC will aid VIU in achieving the Teaching and Learning and the Equity, Diversity and Social Justice foci of the Strategic Research Plan.


The Faculty of Education at VIU offers BEd, post-baccalaureate and Master’s of Education programs for undergraduate and graduate students. We are seeking a candidate whose expertise is in the area of Educational Research, Indigenous Knowledge, curriculum development, or action research applied in education/learning contexts to support our Faculty’s Vision.  Candidates will bring expertise in Aboriginal education or culturally responsive teaching.  


The CRC will have 75% of their position dedicated to research and 25% towards teaching (equivalent to 2 courses annually). The teaching responsibilities will be determined based on the disciplinary and teaching background of the candidate. The CRC will become a faculty member in the Faculty of Education. In addition to the faculty of Education, candidates will be invited to participate in related programming at VIU such as Studies in Women and Gender or our Indigenous/Xwulmuxw Department. Research Chairs are tenable for 5 years and renewable once, after which time, the CRC will become a full-time faculty member. The CRC will be provided with an operating grant for their research program and may apply for Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) funding. 

Vancouver Island University

Nanaimo, British Columbia

Indigenous Education, Equity, Diversity, Social Justice, Teaching, Research

One (1) Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

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