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Assistant Professor – Physical Activity, Health, and Wellness

Assistant Professor – Physical Activity, Health, and Wellness – 1601607

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto) Job Posting: Oct 13, 2016
Job Closing: Dec 12, 2016

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Physical Activity, Health, and Wellness. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2017.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest and most research-intensive university, and the only Canadian university to be repeatedly among the top 25 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse cities, the University of Toronto’s vibrant academic life is defined by the intellectual and cultural diversity in its community.

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto has made major contributions to its mission of developing, advancing and disseminating knowledge about physical activity and health and its interactions through, education, research, leadership and the provision of opportunity. With a culturally diverse student body of 1000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students, as well as 40 faculty members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship with a commitment to equity and social justice.

The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized faculty whose deep commitments to equity and access are reflected in our research, education, policy and practice. We seek scholars who are committed to addressing the pressing challenges facing our country in the area of physical activity and health from one or more of a wide array of methodological and disciplinary perspectives.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in kinesiology, physical education, exercise sciences or a closely related discipline by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Post-doctoral training is highly desirable. Evidence of excellence in research is required and must be demonstrated through publications, competitive scholarships (or other research funding), or other forms of recognition that are appropriate for the field of inquiry, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be supported in the development of an original, innovative and independently-funded research program of high international calibre. A commitment to excellent teaching and student mentorship in the undergraduate and graduate programs is expected, as evidenced by teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching materials submitted as part of the application (to include a teaching statement). We seek exceptional candidates who would complement our existing strengths (for KPE Faculty Members/Research Areas, please see and expand upon existing collaborations with colleagues in the Faculty, university and related research community. Applicants will be

assessed on the basis of these criteria, as they relate to each candidate’s area of inquiry. Particular consideration will be given to applicants from under-represented groups. The successful candidate will rank at the top of a short list on the basis of scholarship, interviews, research seminar, and meetings with faculty and students.

Applications for this position are invited from those with various disciplinary backgrounds and expertise related to the relationship of physical activity, exercise, and/or sports to human performance, health and wellbeing. All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Application materials illustrating the points listed above should be submitted online and include: a detailed curriculum vitae; and, a 3-5 page statement detailing research objectives and plans, and teaching interests and philosophy.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto, St. George campus, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world.

If you have questions about this position, please email . All applications must be submitted online by Monday, December 12, 2016 at .

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to by the closing date.

Information about the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education and its faculty members can be found at our home page:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.