Professor, Physical Activity & Health in Children & Adolescents - University of Toronto in Toronto Ontario

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University of Toronto

Toronto, Ontario M5S 2W6



Detailed Job Description

Job Field: Tenure Stream 

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education 

Department: Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Campus: University of Toronto, St. George (downtown Toronto)

Closing Date:  November 19, 2015



The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time, tenured position in the area of Physical Activity and Health in Children and Adolescents. The appointment will be at the rank of Full Professor and will commence July 1 2016.

Applications for this position are invited from internationally recognized research leaders in their fields who have strong experience in leading research teams. The successful applicant will have demonstrated an interdisciplinary approach in her or his research, including research on the use of physical activity and exercise as a population health intervention strategy. The Faculty is seeking a senior scholar who can effectively collaborate and integrate within his/her research other areas of expertise in the Faculty, including one or more of the following: mental and physical health amongst youth, adapted physical activity and exercise, youth sport, and developmental challenges in youth populations. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses related to her/his expertise. Experience teaching within the areas of research design and epidemiology will be considered as an advantage.

Applicants must have a strong track record of publications, external funding, mentorship of graduate students and junior colleagues, and demonstrated interdisciplinary work within and outside of the university. This position offers excellent opportunities to develop and extend research programs within a multidisciplinary environment. Collaboration with colleagues in the Faculty, University and related research community is strongly encouraged. Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent), a well-articulated and exceptionally well-funded research program as a principal investigator and extensive experience working with multidisciplinary/team research. Additionally, evidence of excellent teaching as indicated by very strong course evaluations, a coherent teaching philosophy statement that is linked to excellent pedagogical practice, demonstrated superior performance in teaching related activities, and strong endorsements by referees, is required. 

Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online at . Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online. Please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.  Submission guidelines can be found at: Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to by the closing date, November 19, 2015.

For more information about the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, please visit our home page

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.

Keyword Phrases

  • Physical Activity & Health Children & Adolescents
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 11/19/2015