Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor in Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Health and Injury Prevention

York University


Full Time Tenure Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Health and Injury Prevention

Home Faculty: Health

Home Department/Area/Division: School of Kinesiology and Health Science

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2019

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science invites applications for a tenure-track professorial-stream appointment in Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Health and Injury Prevention, at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2019. We seek an outstanding scholar to join a growing and dynamic School that is ranked as the top Kinesiology program in Canada and 18th in the world.


Applicants must have a PhD in Kinesiology or related field with a focus on human movement, in particular to lower limb biomechanics as it relates to musculoskeletal health, injury prevention and/or rehabilitation. Applicants must show excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and scholarly research by demonstrating an independent program of research as evidenced by a solid publication record in refereed journals and promise of external funding. Relevant post-doctoral or applied experience is an asset. Candidates must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.


The successful candidate will be required to teach courses in biomechanics as it relates to musculoskeletal health and injury prevention at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervise graduate students in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Teaching experience with demonstrated use of pedagogical innovation using technology-enhanced learning and/or experiential education is preferred.


Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.


York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, 7,000 faculty and administrative staff, 25 research centres, 36 Canada Research Chairs, and more than 300,000 alumni.


Further information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at http:// www.kinesiology.yorku.ca/ and http:// www.yorku.ca/kahs/.


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 http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ . Please select the 'Affirmative Action' tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.


The deadline for receipt of applications is November 16, 2018. Applicants should send a covering letter specifying the position(s) for which they are applying, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching goals, a statement of research program goals, three relevant reprints, and provide contact information for three referees to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3 (kinchair@yorku.ca).

Posting End Date: November 16, 2018

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