Wednesday, September 02, 2015

JOB: Tenure-Track on Critical Socio-cultural Study of Sport and Development - York University

York University
School of Kinesiology and Health Science
Tenure-Track Appointment
Critical Socio-cultural Study of Sport and Development

Applications are invited for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of the Critical Socio-cultural Study of Sport and Development. Applicants should have expertise in the critical socio-cultural study of development, sport and health from a local and/or global perspective including expertise in policy analysis, development and implementation. The start date is July 1, 2016. Candidates should show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and in scholarly research and publication. Duties include undergraduate, graduate teaching and supervision of graduate students and related research programs. The MA, MSc and PhD programs cover health-related aspects of exercise physiology, health psychology, biomechanics, fitness/epidemiology and the socio-cultural study of sport. A PhD in kinesiology with specialization in socio-cultural study of sport, sociology, history, political science, development studies or related areas, is required. A promising publication record in refereed journals is required, as well as the ability to develop a productive research program supported by external funding. Postdoctoral experience would be a definite asset. Candidates must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

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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 Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, a covering letter specifying the position for which they are applying and stating future research goals, three relevant reprints, and provide contact information for three referees, by November 15, 2015, to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, M3J 1P3 (e-mail:
Posting End Date: November 15, 2015

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