Assistant Professor in Mental Health and Physical Activity

York University Health School of Kinesiology and Health Science

Canada

Full Time Teaching Stream - Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Discipline/Field: Mental Health and Physical Activity

Home Faculty: Health

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

Affiliation/Union: YUFA

Position Start Date: July 1, 2021

YORK UNIVERSITY, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, Toronto, Ontario

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a teaching stream tenure-track position in Mental Health and Physical Activity at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses and to provide creative experiential-based educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and applied settings in the emerging Integrated Physical Activity for Life Program. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Applicants must hold a PhD in Kinesiology, Sport Sciences or related fields, with a focus on the relationship between physical activity and mental health.

The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community-based learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, the capacity to bring a theoretical and practical orientation to Mental Health and Physical Activity teaching, learning and program design, and demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to innovation in teaching. Experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment is preferred. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work. Creating or maintaining an independent program of research is not an expectation.

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, and more than 300,000 alumni.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science at kinchair@yorku.ca.

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 women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/ or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York Universitys Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form/. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 16, 2020. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining professional experience, an up‐to‐date curriculum vitae and a teaching dossier which supports excellence and innovation in teaching [i.e., sample course outlines, student rating, teaching reviews, workshop and professional development programs attended or led, and conference papers and publications relating to pedagogy] and provide contact information for three references to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, kinchair@yorku.ca. Further information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at http:// www.kinesiology.yorku.ca/ and href="http://www.yorku.ca/kahs/" target="_blank"> http:// www.yorku.ca/kahs/. If contacted, referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidates qualifications and experience in relation to the position.

Posting End Date: November 16, 2020

 


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