Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Critical Socio-cultural and Policy Studies in Sport and Physical Activity
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023
Position End Date: June 30, 2026

Contractually Limited Appointment, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, York University

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a 3-year Contractually Limited Appointment (CLA) in Critical Socio-cultural and Policy Studies in Sport and Physical Activity at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, to commence July 1, 2023. 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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates should bring a critically positioned sociocultural lens and analytical approach to the health sciences with a demonstrated commitment to issues of equity, social justice, social change and social policy. The successful candidate should have breadth and depth of critical and complex social theories related to the health, sport, and the body. The candidate should have the skills to deliver this content through various forms of experiential learning, so that students understand the applicability of sociocultural approaches to health policies and sciences. The School especially welcomes a candidate who demonstrates extensive experience working with communities, and uses this experience to bring “real-life” examples that bridge theory and practice to diverse learning contexts and environments.

Candidates must have a PhD in hand by July 1, 2023 in Kinesiology and/or in a related field, and post-doctoral experience is an asset. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching core courses and electives in the School.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses through: the teaching statement; teaching and/or leadership accomplishments, evidence of pedagogical innovations in experiential education, technology-enhanced learning and community-based learning; and teaching evaluations. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment 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.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future. The School of Kinesiology & Health Science (see: http:// has been consistently ranked among the top three programs in Ontario and among the top 25 in the world according to the Shanghai Ranking's Global Ranking of Sport Science Schools and Departments.

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 racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, 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 this voluntary self-identification form/.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous Peoples in Canada will be given priority. Candidates must also complete and submit a Work Status Declaration form. This is a mandatory form and no application will be considered without it.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 21, 2022.

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 [e.g., 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, 333 Bethune College, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, or to


Posting End Date: November 21, 2022