Academic Employment Opportunities

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

Rehabilitation Therapy, 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 Therapy: Clinical Treatment & Clinical Care 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 hand by July 1st 2023 and related equivalent training/experience in Kinesiology or related disciplines and holding the professional designation of Certified Athletic Therapist or Physiotherapist/Physical Therapist is required.

This opportunity is open to qualified individuals who self-identify as Black peoples of African Descent (for example Africans and African heritage people from the Caribbean, Americas, Europe). Recognizing the underrepresentation of Black faculty, this opportunity supports the University’s Affirmative Action program and has been developed based on the special program provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code. To receive full consideration, candidates should complete and submit a self-identification form as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program (detailed below). The position is part of a cohort hire across a number of faculties and fields of study. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant scholarly community at York, where we aspire to achieve equity and diversity in all areas, including race equity. Read more about York’s investment in Advancing Black Research & Scholarship, including recipients of the inaugural York Black Research Seed Fund awards.

The successful candidate will demonstrate or show clear evidence of a program of research program focusing on concussions, neuromuscular control disorders and/or associated implementation strategies for evidence-based prevention programs. The prevention, detection, and/or treatment of sport and/or occupational related injuries will be applied to diverse populations including black and/or indigenous communities with emphasis on children and/or older adults. The successful candidate will be housed in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science, but with opportunities to interact with other programs in the Faculty of Health (e.g., Nursing), organized research centres such as Muscle Health Research Centre (MHRC) and York U Centre for Aging (YU-CARE), and other units/programs at York (e.g., Faculty of Arts, Media and Performance Design). The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative and as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; by a previous publication record in peer-reviewed journals; promise of securing external funding; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Evidence or promise of excellence in teaching, will be provided 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 also: 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 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