Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Contractually Limited Appointment
Discipline/Field: Physical Activity Leadership Development
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 Physical Activity Leadership Development 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.

York Kinesiology and Health Science graduates are expected to have the opportunity to develop personal leadership skills and be capable of empowering others to become more physically active through these developed leadership attributes. These valuable skills are highly transferable to a myriad of career trajectories taken by Kinesiology and Health Science graduates. The Candidate’s primary role will be to develop and implement the emerging Integrated Physical Activity for Life (IPAL) Program through collaboration with existing IPAL faculty members. The IPAL program is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) and strives to develop all Kinesiology and Health Science students into well rounded ambassadors of physical activity who possess the knowledge and ability to promote active healthy behaviours for themselves and those around them. This mission will be achieved through diverse movement-based experiences across six themes delivered during the first two years of the undergraduate program.

A PhD in hand by July 1, 2023, in Kinesiology or related field (such as: Sport Sciences; Education), with a focus on leadership, is required. 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. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to leadership within the context of lifespan physical activity, teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. This hire will fill a need not only to teach Kinesiology and Health Science students leadership skills, but also to equip students with the skills necessary to teach leadership to others. 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 [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, 333 Bethune College, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, or to


Posting End Date: November 21, 2022