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Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University

Toronto, Ontario
Deadline November 1, 2017

York University is known for championing new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-discipline 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 300,000+ alumni.

York University’s Faculty of Health has an ambitious mission to be an integrative force for promoting health and improving health care – locally and globally. Our vision is to educate future global leaders who will redefine and advance health and human science. For more information on the Faculty of Health, please visit our website at

Applications are invited for full-time tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence July 1, 2018 and are subject to budgetary approval. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The application deadline date for all positions is November 1, 2017.  

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School of Kinesiology and Health Science

Chronic Diseases and Global Health
Applicants must have a PhD in Kinesiology or related field and post-doctoral experience is an asset. Applicants will have documented expertise in genetic and lifestyle determinants of chronic diseases/conditions in a global health context with knowledge of evidence-based approaches that affect lifestyle factors. A focus on cardiovascular and/or metabolic-related chronic diseases/conditions from a global health perspective and the consequences of lifestyle interventions is vital.  

Muscle Physiology of Sport Performance and Rehabilitation
Applicants will have a PhD in a field focused in applied muscle physiology pertaining to sport performance, fitness, clinical athletic therapy and/or rehabilitation, with post-doctoral experience viewed as strongly advantageous.  An emphasis on physical training/fitness programs, practices and assessments that relate to muscle endurance, strength and power are preferred.  Expertise in translational approaches will be viewed as an asset..

Nutritional Interventions for Health and Disease over the Lifespan
Candidates with a PhD focused on Nutrition across the lifespan/Nutrition and Aging with specific interests in Functional Foods/Nutraceuticals, or Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease will be considered. Applicants will be required to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise graduate students (Masters and/or PhD), and develop an independent externally-funded research program. Being a Registered Dietitian and/or having relevant post-doctoral experience are assets.

Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging
Applications are invited for an appointment at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging focused on visuomotor control, visual analysis of body mechanics and motion, and/or visual ergonomics in aging. This position is a research enhanced faculty position partially funded by the Canada First Research Excellence Fund VISTA (Vision: Science to Application) program. Applicants must have a PhD with a strong emphasis on the vision, visual-decline or visual-environmental design (ergonomics) on dexterity, mobility and navigation in aging or neurological populations. Post-doctoral experience is an asset.  Applicants’ research program will have applications for working across the lifespan with a focus on occupational, clinical and/or aging populations.

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. Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at:  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 and Permanent Residents, and others legally entitled to work in Canada for York University will be given priority.