Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Chronic Diseases and Global Health
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 full-time tenure-track position in Chronic Diseases and Global Health at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018.

Applicants will have documented expertise in non-modifiable (genetic) and modifiable (lifestyle) determinants of chronic diseases/conditions in a global health context with knowledge of evidence-based approaches that affect lifestyle factors. A focus on cardiovascular and/or metabolic-related chronic diseases/conditions from a global health perspective and the consequences of lifestyle interventions is vital. The candidate must demonstrate through their research and teaching a translational approach of chronic diseases/conditions, from the molecular and cellular physiological basis to a whole body functioning perspective. Candidate should show excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and in teaching and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Applicants must have a PhD in Kinesiology or a related field that supports their qualification with post-doctoral experience being an asset. The incumbent will develop an independent program of research as evidenced by a solid publication record in refereed journals and promise of external funding. The candidate will be required to teach courses at the undergraduate plus graduate levels and supervise graduate students in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science and Global Health Programs. The candidate will demonstrate the capacity to support the internationalization both in research and teaching within the School of Kinesiology and Health Science and Global Health Programs. International research and/or teaching experience along with pedagogical innovation using technology-enhanced learning are definite assets.

Further information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at and

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.

Deadline for receipt of applications is November 1, 2017. 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 to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 ( - (Subject line: Chronic Diseases and Global Health). Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: . Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.


Posting End Date: November 1, 2017