Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Physical Culture, Policy, and Sustainable Development
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, invites applications for a professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Physical Culture, Policy, and Sustainable Development at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and in teaching. We seek a candidate with expertise in the critical socio-cultural study of physical culture, policy and sustainable development as it relates to the environment. Expertise in policy (e.g., analysis, development and/or implementation) is required. The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and service. The successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and/or technology-enhanced learning is preferred. Evidence of research and/or policy relationships, or promise of ability to build relationships, with public, private and/or third sector organizations in such areas as physical culture and/or the environment and/or sustainable development is considered an asset.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Kinesiology or a relevant discipline (e.g., Physical Education, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Sociology, Geography, International Development Studies, Political Science, Indigenous Studies, Women/Gender Studies, etc.) so long as their expertise is focused on physical culture and the environment. Post-doctoral experience will be considered an asset.

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science is ranked among the top 20 in the world. With 45 (and growing) core faculty members, and more than 3,000 students enrolled in bachelors, masters and doctoral programs we are the largest and most diverse School of Kinesiology in Canada. Partnerships with leading government, health care, research and community organizations provide an exceptional research resource.

All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, at

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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at .

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 1, 2019. Applicants should send a covering letter specifying the position for which they are applying, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research program goals, three relevant reprints, and provide contact information for three references to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 ( Further information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at and


Posting End Date: November 1, 2019