Thursday, August 30, 2012

JOB: University of Toronto

University of Toronto
Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor ‐ Social Determinants of Physical Activity & Sports
Participation Among Children & Youth  ‐  1201107    
Job Field:   Tenure Stream  
Faculty / Division:   Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education  
Department:   Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education  
Campus:   St. George (downtown Toronto)  
Job Posting:     Aug 17, 2012, 3:33:13 PM  
Job Closing:   Oct 1, 2012  

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full‐time, tenure‐stream position in the area of “Social Determinants of Physical Activity and Sports Participation among Children and Youth”.  The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence on July 1, 2013.
We seek applications from candidates who hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in the social determinants of physical activity from kinesiology, physical education, public health, social or behavioural sciences, cultural studies, or some related discipline.  Examples of areas of interest include the study of facilitators of, and barriers to participation, and intersections with social determinants of healthy physical activity, interventions to enhance participation in physical activity and sport; and the social issues of power, equity and diversity. Interventions of interest may include those at the individual, group, community, and public policy levels.
This position offers excellent opportunities to develop independent research programs within a multidisciplinary environment. Collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty, University and related research community is strongly encouraged.
Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent), a proven record of excellence in scholarship, experience with
multidisciplinary research, a well articulated research program and strong teaching experience. Post‐doctoral
training is highly desirable. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in courses related to their expertise.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by going to . Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests.  If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.
The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at:‐to‐apply.  
Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e‐mail to by the closing date, October 1, 2012.
For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, please visit our home page
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes
applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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