Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Discipline/Field: Physical Activity Studies - Physical Fitness
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 teaching stream tenure-track position in Physical Activity Studies – Physical Fitness at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

A Ph.D. in Kinesiology focusing on human exercise physiology, biomechanics, biodynamics or a related field is required. The position requires teaching in undergraduate and/or graduate courses and to provide creative experiential-based educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and applied settings within the School’s emerging Integrated Physical Activity for Life Program.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for teaching in experiential-based university undergraduate courses focusing on the benefits of physical fitness for individual and groups, and the development of movement skills and/or sport skills to promote physical activity participation. The successful candidate will demonstrate extensive experience in, or show promise of, applying physiological principles to designing and implementing activity programs targeted at improving physical fitness related tasks of daily living across the lifespan. Applicants will demonstrate excellence or show clear potential in the practical application, translation of theoretical physiological, biomechanical and biodynamic concepts in their teaching. The successful candidate will demonstrate passion for student learning and curricular innovation within applied settings. Evidence of experiential education, technology enhanced learning, process-based assessments and community-based learning is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science is ranked among the top 20 in the world. With 45 (and growing) faculty members and more than 3,000 students in bachelors masters and doctoral programs we are the largest and most diverse School of Kinesiology and Health Science in Canada.

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 submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching [i.e., sample course outlines, student rating, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy] 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