Thursday, April 18, 2013

JOB: Sport for Development - University of Toronto

University of Toronto
Requisition Title: Assistant Professor – Sport for Development (1300374)
Job Field: Tenure Stream
Faculty / Division: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Department: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Closing: June 1, 2013

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 “Sport for Development”. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence no later than July 1, 2014. Applications for this position are invited from those who hold a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in the sociocultural study of sport and physical activity. The successful applicant is expected to carry out research and teaching in the area of sport for development, and related fields such as globalization studies, equity and social justice, critical policy studies, and postcolonial theory. Applicants should have a track record of publications relating to the use of sport and physical activity as a strategy of social development for disadvantaged populations, and for enhanced intercultural understanding among peoples of different backgrounds. It is expected that the successful applicant’s research will contribute to the Faculty’s expertise in policy studies relating to healthy sport and physical activity, Sport for All, and sport for development and peace. 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 evidence of excellent teaching. 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, June 1, 2013. 

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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