Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Nutritional Interventions for Health and Disease over the Lifespan
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 Nutritional Interventions for Health and Disease over the Lifespan at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018.

Candidates with a PhD focused on Nutrition across the life span/Nutrition and Aging with specific interests in Functional Foods/Nutraceuticals, or Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease will be considered. Applicants will be required to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students (Masters and/or PhD), and develop an independent externally-funded research program. Being a Registered Dietitian and/or having relevant post-doctoral experience are assets.

Applicants must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research and be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Excellence in scholarly research should be supported by a proven track record of publication in peer reviewed journals and promise of acquiring external funding. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset.

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science aligns this position with the community-based experiential education activities and certificate programs. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be appointed to both the Muscle Health Research Center (MHRC) and the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE).

Further information about the School 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, cover 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: Nutritional Interventions for Health and Disease over the Lifespan). 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