Kinesiology & Physical Education - 2 Positions

University of Toronto

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-04-30

Kinesiology and Physical Education - Two Positions

(1) Assistant Professor - Sport Development - 1300374

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.

Closing Date: June 1, 2013

Further details available at http://www.uoftcareers.utoronto.ca Job# 1300374

(2) Assistant Professor - Human Movement Analysis - 1300375
Three-Year CLTA


The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto invites applicants for a full-time three-year contractually-limited term appointment in the area of Human Movement Analysis. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2013.

The successful candidate will have theoretical and practical training in the qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement with applications to sport, work, recreation, and daily living activities. They will be responsible for teaching and mentoring, conducting an active research program, and service contributions. With respect to teaching and mentoring, the successful candidate will play a central role in developing a curriculum for the practica (physical activity) courses within the undergraduate curriculum. More specifically, emphasis will be placed upon developing a curriculum that integrates theoretical content from the academic courses with the physical activity courses. The learning outcomes of the practicum curriculum include learning fundamental movement principles and skills to enable students to apply these principles and skills to sport, play and recreation, teaching, coaching, rehabilitation, and work settings. In addition to curriculum development, responsibilities include: teaching practicum courses, training and supervising instructors within the movement-related practicum courses, teaching an upper level theory course related to biomechanics, mentoring senior undergraduate students in research-related courses, and serving on masters students' advisory committees. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct an active research program that includes collaboration with current faculty members. Service responsibilities will include membership on curriculum-related committees that address the practicum-related curriculum and the development of a kinesiology stream to prepare students interested in becoming registered kinesiologists.

Closing Date: May 15, 2013

Further details available at http://www.uoftcareers.utoronto.ca Job# 1300375

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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