YORK UNIVERSITY, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, Faculty of Health, Toronto, Ontario –
Applications are invited for tenure-track appointments, commencing July 1, 2019, in the following areas:
Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Health and Injury Prevention – Professorial Stream - Candidates will have documented expertise in human neurological motor control and movement disorders with a focus on normal and abnormal performance of the nervous system with respect to motor control. The candidate will be able to apply research directed at either preventing, evaluating, improving or restoring motor control in the neurologically impaired individual. Candidates could have experience in neurological dysfunctions of motor control associated with either the spinal cord, the cerebellum, motor areas of the cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus or other relevant areas.
Human Disorders of Neurological Motor Control – Professorial Stream - Candidates will have documented expertise in human neurological motor control and movement disorders with a focus on normal and abnormal performance of the nervous system in regard to motor control. Candidates could have experience in neurological dysfunctions of motor control associated with either the spinal cord, the cerebellum, motor areas of the cortex, basal ganglia, thalamus or other relevant areas.
Sport,Physical Activity/Culture and Indigenous Health – Professorial Stream - We seek a candidate with expertise and experience in the critical socio-cultural study of sport, physical activity/culture and health focused on Indigenous (aboriginal) populations. Applicants must demonstrate critical research and teaching capacity in sport and/or physical activity/culture as means of improving health outcomes for Indigenous peoples and communities.
Visuomotor Neuroscience of Aging – Professorial Stream – Candidates 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 and/or neurological populations. Applicants’ research program may have applications for working across the lifespan. The incumbent will employ a number of techniques including motion capture, psychophysics, ergonomics and design, modelling and neuroimaging. Preference would be given to an individual who works with older adult clinical populations or in occupational settings. This is a research-enhanced faculty position partially funded by the recently approved Canada First Research Excellence Fund “Vision: Science to Application” (VISTA) Program.
Inclusive and Adapted Physical Activity – Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) - Candidates must have documented applied experience working within an inclusive or adapted physical activity setting such as educational, community, clinical, sport, or recreational program, as well as knowledge of theoretical and practical approaches to support meaningful physical activity experiences for individuals living with disabilities.
Movement Literacy and Lifestyle Activities - Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) - Candidates must have a PhD in Kinesiology, Physical/Movement Education or other relevant field with an emphasis on the knowledge and practice of human movement from a biological and/or behavioural perspective, to promote and enable health and physical activity across the lifespan.
Research Methods and Quantitative Statistics for Physical Activity and Sport Science - Alternate Stream (teaching-focused) - Candidates must have a PhD in Kinesiology, Epidemiology, Statistics or other field relevant to the position. Applicants will have documented expertise in statistical analyses and research design specifically as it relates to kinesiology, physical activity and sport science.
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 16, 2018.
All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. 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 http://yorku.ca/acadjobsor by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
7 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
Internal Number: YU 2018
About York University
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. The Faculty consists of five integrated units encompassing: Health Policy and Management; Kinesiology and Health Science; Nursing; Psychology; Global Health and our Health Leadership and Learning Network for continuing education and professional development. We have over 9,000 students and 400 faculty members. For more information on the Faculty of Health, please visit our website at www.yorku.ca/health