Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Discipline/Field: Physical Activity Studies - Physical/Movement Literacy
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/Movement Literacy at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach 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 in the emerging Integrated Physical Activity for Life Program.

A Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Sport Sciences or related fields (such as Ed.D. in Physical/Movement Education), with a focus in the biological and/or behavioural perspectives of physical/movement literacy related to physical activity is required.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching experiential-based university-level courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success and the capacity to integrate a theoretical and practical orientation to physical literacy teaching, learning and program design. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to teaching innovation in applied settings. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

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 kinchair@yorku.ca.

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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ 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: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. 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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form .

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, (kinchair@yorku.ca). Further information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at www.kinesiology.yorku.ca and www.yorku.ca/kahs.

 

Posting End Date: November 1, 2019