Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging focused on visuomotor control, visual analysis of body mechanics and motion, and/or visual ergonomics in aging. This position is a research-enhanced faculty position partially funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund VISTA (Vision: Science to Application) program. The successful candidate is expected to engage with and benefit from the VISTA program led by York's internationally renowned Centre for Vision Research, and focused on the intersection between biological and computational vision. The VISTA program is supported by a total of $120 million in funding over the next seven years. The incumbent will receive enhanced research support, a reduced teaching load, and competitive access to general VISTA research and training funds for the duration of the program. The position will commence on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have a PhD with a strong emphasis on the vision, visual-decline or visual-environmental design (ergonomics) on dexterity, mobility and navigation in aging or neurological populations. Post-doctoral experience is an asset. Applicants' research program will have applications for working across the lifespan with a focus on occupational, clinical and/or aging populations. The incumbent will employ a number of techniques including motion capture, psychophysics, ergonomics and design, modelling and neuroimaging. Preference would be given to an individual who works on aging and/or patient populations, either in the laboratory and/or clinical settings. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence, or the promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research, and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high-priority areas such as experiential education and technology-enhanced learning is an asset.

Duties will include teaching introductory and advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses on the biomechanics and neuroscience of human movement, as well as developing expertise-related courses, graduate student supervisions (MSc and/or PhD), and the development of an independent program of research as evidenced by a solid publication record in refereed journals and promise of external funding.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants should send a Self Identification Form, covering letter specifying the position(s) for which they are applying, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching goals, a statement of research program goals, three relevant reprints, and provide contact information for three referees by November 1, 2017 to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 ( - (Subject line: Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging). Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http: Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. York acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate's record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had.


Posting End Date: November 1, 2017