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Associate Professor, Critical Studies of Race or Indigeneity in Physical Activity and/or Sport
University of Toronto

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2019
Title Associate Professor, Critical Studies of Race or Indigeneity in Physical Activity and/or Sport
University University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada
Department Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Application Deadline Feb. 28, 2019
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2019
  • Associate Professor
  • Sport & Exercise Science
    Physical Education & Kinesiology
    Health Sciences - General

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in the critical studies of race or Indigeneity in physical activity and/or sport. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor and will begin on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in physical cultural studies or a closely related discipline with a focus on critical race or Indigenous studies, with a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate program teaching on the topic of ‘race, sport, physical activity’ broadly defined, and to increase opportunities for graduate students to conduct research that focuses on race, racism and Indigeneity, and/or includes a post-colonial, anti-racist or Indigenous approach to research.

Applicants must have established and sustained over several years a record of research excellence at the highest level internationally, and will be expected to maintain and lead an outstanding, innovative, competitive, independent and externally funded research program at that level. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by a record of sustained and impactful contributions and publications in top ranked relevant journals, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements by referees of top international stature

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, strong letters of reference and the teaching portfolio submitted as part of the application (to include a teaching statement, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations). A commitment to excellent student mentorship in the undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as contributions to service through engagement on Faculty-related committees will be expected.

Other forms of recognition that will be considered include letters of support from organizations who are active in race or Indigenous activities and/or associated community members.

We seek exceptional candidates who would complement our existing strengths (for KPE Faculty Members/Research Areas, please see and expand upon existing collaborations with colleagues in the Faculty, university and related research community. Applicants will be assessed on the basis of these criteria, as they relate to each candidate’s area of inquiry.

The selection process will be based on scholarship, interviews, research seminar, and meetings with faculty and students.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada’s largest and most research-intensive university, and the only Canadian university to be repeatedly among the top 25 of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse cities with a vibrant Indigenous community, the University of Toronto’s vibrant academic life is defined by the intellectual and cultural diversity in its community.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto, St. George campus, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities of the world.

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto has made major contributions to its mission of developing, advancing and disseminating knowledge about physical activity and health and its interactions through, education, research, leadership and the provision of opportunity. With a culturally diverse student body of more than 1000 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students, as well as 40 faculty members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship with a commitment to equity and social justice. The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized faculty whose commitments to equity and access are reflected in our research, education, policy and practice. In keeping with this commitment, particular attention will be given to candidates from under-represented groups.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link…0. Application materials illustrating the points listed above should be submitted online and include: a detailed curriculum vitae, a cover letter, up to three sample publications, a 3-5 page statement detailing research objectives and plans, and a teaching portfolio including a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations, as well as at lease one letter of support. Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referees via email (on letterhead and signed) to by the closing date.

If you have questions about this position, please email All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by February 28, 2019.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Information about the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education and its faculty members can be found at our home page:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal Peoples of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see .

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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Contact Information

  • Chair, KPE Search Committee
    Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
    University of Toronto
    55 Harbord Street
    Toronto, ON M5S2W6


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