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Professor, Kinesiology and Health Sciences
York University

Date Posted Dec. 1, 2021
Title Professor, Kinesiology and Health Sciences
University York University
Toronto, ON, Canada
Department School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health
Application Deadline Jan. 4, 2022
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2022
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Physical Education & Kinesiology
    Informatics - All Categories
    Health Sciences - General

School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, York University

The School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a professorial stream tenure-track position in Physical Culture and Health Technologies in Datafied Societies at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor level, to commence July 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and demonstrated competencies. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

We seek a candidate with expertise in the critical socio-cultural study of health and/or physical culture with a focus on digital studies/data science. Expertise in any of the following, as related to health and/or physical culture, is welcome: surveillance technologies; technology policy; digital archival work; AI and algorithmic bias; social media analysis; analytics; digital activism; data justice; digital methodologies; and/or other related areas. Competencies in methodologies that are grounded in principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization would be considered an asset.

Candidates must hold a PhD (or have successfully completed all doctoral degree requirements within 6 months of their appointment) in Kinesiology or a relevant discipline (e.g., Physical Education, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Health, Political Science, Indigenous Studies, Gender Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, etc.) so long as their expertise is focused on critical socio-cultural study of health and/or physical culture with a focus on digital studies/data science. Post-doctoral experience preferred.

Additionally, candidates must demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in:

(1) scholarly research of a recognized international calibre – as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications (or forthcoming publications) and presentations at major conferences, research funding, non-peer reviewed publications, policy documents, or other knowledge mobilization activities in non-traditional and non-academic domains, awards and accolades, and strong recommendations from referees of high standing;

(2) teaching and/or supervision at the undergraduate and/or graduate level – as evidenced by ability to mentor and provide research training to students and/or teaching awards; and strengths and abilities in increasing equity, diversity, and inclusion in curricula (including, but not limited to, decolonial, transnational, and Indigenous theories and praxis), and/or supporting diverse students. Pedagogical innovation and competency in experiential education and/or technology-enhanced learning is preferred.

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.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

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
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 or by calling the AA office at 416‐736‐5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at:

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

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is January 4, 2022. 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 contact information for three references to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, at Further information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at and

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Angelo Belcastro
    School of Kinesiology and Health Science
    York University
    Toronto, ON


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