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Posted on: August 21, 2014
Deadline: September 4, 2014
Grade: 11


This posting represents a maternity leave replacement effective until December 19, 2014.


Reporting to the Exercise Science Technical Officer, the Laboratory Instructor enhances student success through a positive learning environment and ensures the smooth operation of the laboratory while preparing and teaching undergraduate Exercise Science laboratories within the scope and guidelines established by the professor.

Primary responsibilities

  • Prepare and teach undergraduate laboratories. These laboratories will be primarily in the area of emergency care and advanced emergency care. Some involvement in the Modalities laboratory preparation will also be required.
  • Meet, guide, and instruct students with respect to the format and content of the course curriculum in conjunction with lecture portion of class.
  • Prepare, administer, and grade laboratory exams, quizzes, projects, and assignments; tabulate final grades in accordance with the course outline and the professor responsible for the lecture portion of the course
  • Train and supervise undergraduate and graduate students to assist in teaching of undergraduate labs.
  • Develop, compose, prepare, and update laboratory manuals, laboratory web sites, and any other instructional materials in coordination with the professor and other laboratory instructors.
  • Recommend and implement approved upgrades and improvements to laboratory facilities and practices.
  • Set up and maintain technical equipment as required.
  • Manage teaching inventory; research and recommend purchases.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Therapy (or equivalent) and two to four years of post-graduation clinic experience of which 2 years are in a clinical environment in a supervisory/teaching role.
  • Previous laboratory instruction experience desirable.
  • Certification in Athletic Therapy (Canadian Athletic Therapists Association).
  • Other professional certification or memberships in professional associations such as CSEP Certified Personal Trainer, CSEP Certified Exercise Physiologist, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Fédération des Kinésiologues du Québec certified kinesiologist are considered assets.
  • Excellent knowledge of therapeutic modalities and advanced assessment and rehabilitation skills an asset.
  • Good knowledge of spoken and written English (level 4) in order to compose and prepare laboratory manuals and to develop instructional videos. Basic knowledge of spoken French (level 3) to answer general questions. Knowledge of written and reading comprehension of French desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of Word, Excel and Access in order to format, and create documents, spreadsheets and databases.
  • In-depth understanding of career possibilities for undergraduates in Exercise Science an asset.
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and leadership skills, as well as organization, and team work capabilities.
  • Strong planning, organizing, decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Approachability, integrity and ability to motivate and earn students’ trust.


$62,688.02 - $74,918.04 per annum (pay equity adjusted salary rate)



Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by September 4, 2014. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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