Assistant Professor, Experiential Studies in Community & Sport

  • Location: CBU
  • Deadline: June 28, 2021 at 11:59 pm

The Department of Experiential Studies in Community & Sport in the School of Arts & Social Sciences at CBU invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Experiential Studies in Community & Sport at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will commence August 2021.

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 5000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its community. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree from an accredited University, or be near completion. The PhD may be in any discipline related to sport and physical activity. The doctoral requirement may be waived if the candidate has a Master’s degree and has at least three (3) years experience at the post-secondary level in positions where both teaching and research are required.

The candidate’s research and teaching expertise must be in one or more of the four SPAL streams (sport management, outdoor leadership, coaching, and health and wellbeing). The candidate’s research, teaching and service should also be focused on community, with a strong ability to teach using high impact experiential, community-based pedagogies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach both SPAL and COMS courses on-campus and through online delivery. The successful candidate should or be in the process of building or have an established research program. The successful candidate will show a strong commitment to service as demonstrated through a record of community involvement within the academic, disciplinary and broader community.

For more information on the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree or the Department of Experiential Studies in Community and Sport see:  and

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applicants are expected to demonstrate potential and commitment with regard to teaching, research/creative/scholarly activities and service to Cape Breton University, community and profession.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

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Applications must be received by June 28, 2021.

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


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