Faculty Member, Ergonomics & Musculoskeletal Health

University of Saskatchewan - Saskatoon, SK (30+ days ago)

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Faculty Member, Ergonomics & Musculoskeletal Health (req5943)
Location: Saskatoon
Status: Tenure Track
Employment Group: USFA
Full Time Equivalent (FTE): 1.0
Posted Date: 8/6/2020
Closing Date: Until Filled.

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a tenure track full-time faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the area of Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Health. The position will be housed in the College of Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA). The successful candidate will be expected to establish and grow a research program in ergonomics and musculoskeletal health in the context of the Mission and Vision of the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (www.cchsa.usask.ca). CCHSA is home to a remarkable ergonomics lab with capacity to study musculoskeletal hazards and health in agriculture and other industries. The 70 square-meter Ergonomics Laboratory facility at the CFI-funded National Agricultural Industrial Hygiene Laboratory (NAIHL) within CCHSA provides access to equipment for vibration simulation and kinematic assessments of simulated work: 6-degree-of-freedom programmable robotic platform to safely simulate occupational whole body vibration; a 10-camera Vicon motion capture system; 60cm x 90cm integrated force platform; electromyography suite; and Novel Pedar foot pressure sensors. In addition, the lab has a well-appointed complement of measurement equipment appropriate for field investigations such as electromyography, goniometry, inertial sensors, hand-arm vibration, whole-body vibration, and force. The successful candidate would be expected to lead this laboratory and develop and expand their research program in ergonomics and musculoskeletal health with this capacity in mind, but not necessarily limited to it depending on research opportunities and interests. In addition to a leading research program, the candidate will be expected to: secure external research funding; work collaboratively with members from CCHSA, the Department of Medicine, and other units on campus; supervise postdoctoral fellows and graduate students; and contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 25,000.

Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD and / or MD degree or equivalent, postdoctoral research experience, have a demonstrated or emerging record of research productivity, demonstrate interest and ability to engage in scholarly activity, and be committed to undergraduate and graduate education. Candidates must have strong interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills. Previous experience in ergonomics and musculoskeletal health-related research in a rural or agricultural context is an asset but not necessary.

The University, the College of Medicine, and CCHSA are committed to the well-being of the people of Saskatchewan, as documented in their respective Missions and Strategic Plans, and many opportunities exist for advancement in this area particularly as it relates to rural health. To learn more about CCHSA visit http://cchsa.usask.ca and to learn more about the College of Medicine visit http://medicine.usask.ca/

Current salary bands at the University of Saskatchewan are as follows: Assistant Professor – $96,301 - $115,723; Associate Professor – $115,723 – $135,145 and Professor – $135,145 – $157,804. This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), academic long term disability, sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of interests and research plan, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Dr. Niels Koehncke, Director
Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture
University of Saskatchewan
104 Clinic Place, PO Box 23, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
S7N 2Z4
email to: iris.rugg@usask.ca

Electronic submission encouraged due to pandemic.

Due to federal immigration requirements, we also ask candidates to indicate whether they are Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or are otherwise already authorized to work at this position for the duration of the appointment, with an explanation if this last category is indicated.

Review of applications will begin September 1, 2020; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is March 1, 2021.

The University believes equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthen the community and enhance excellence, innovation and creativity. We are dedicated to recruiting individuals who will enrich our work and learning environments. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

We are committed to providing accommodations to those with a disability or medical necessity. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please notify us and we will work together on the accommodation request.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this place and reaffirm our relationship with one another. Together, we are uplifting Indigenization to a place of prominence at the University of Saskatchewan.