Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor
Discipline/Field: Rehabilitation and Human Muscle Performance
Home Faculty: Health
Home Department/Area/Division: School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

Rehabilitation and Human Muscle Performance, 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 professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Rehabilitation and Human Muscle Performance at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2023. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Kinesiology, Rehabilitation, or a related discipline, with a focus on Athletic Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and/or Physiotherapy, is required in hand by July 1, 2023. Relevant post-doctoral training and prior experience in rehabilitation sciences or human musculoskeletal performance or human skeletal muscle function is expected. Applicants will demonstrate or show clear evidence of expertise through a program of research in rehabilitation sciences including the study of physical abnormalities, and the restoration and maintenance of physical function and mobility, with a focus on exercise and skeletal muscle health. Prior teaching experience as well as research in a clinical setting would be an asset.

The successful candidate will strategically fit within the School of Kinesiology and Health Science to help develop rehabilitative and preventive practices to support muscle performance in conjunction with our Muscle Health Research Centre, Biomechanists, the Motor Control Group, and Athletic Therapy Program. The successful candidate will also serve as a key faculty member for the creation of professional graduate education in rehabilitation sciences to complement the Faculty of Health’s commitment to professional based graduate programs.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in innovative externally funded research at the highest level, and teaching with a focus on curricular development and innovation in rehabilitation sciences. Other duties will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, graduate student supervision (Masters and/or PhD) and the development of an independent and externally funded program of research. Applicants must be eligible for appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Applicants must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, which will be demonstrated through the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning and teaching evaluations.

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:// 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 send a cover 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 publication reprints, 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