Assistant Professor in Sport Psychology

York University Health School of Kinesiology and Health Science

Canada

Full Time Professorial Stream - Assistant Professor

Discipline/Field: Sport Psychology: Sport Participation and Performance

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, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Sport Psychology: Sport Participation and Performance at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

A PhD in Kinesiology, Psychology or a related field is required, with a demonstrated promise of excellence in research and in teaching.

Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in areas such as psychology of sport performance, and /or psychological predictors of sport engagement, and/or sport as an avenue for the development of psychological and mental health outcomes. This individual will strategically complement our current core of sport and exercise psychology faculty and will have the opportunity to develop community-based research programs and multi-disciplinary interactions with researchers in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Relevant post-doctoral training is expected.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, external funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

The position will involve graduate teaching and supervision, as well as undergraduate teaching and the successful candidate must be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Evidence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

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 send a covering letter specifying the position for which they are applying, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research program goals, three relevant reprints, and provide contact information for three references to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, kinchair@yorku.ca. 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/

Posting End Date: November 16, 2020

 


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