Assistant Professor, Sport Psychology: Sport Participation and Performance

  • York University
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Oct 02, 2020
Full time   Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Psychology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


The School of Kinesiology and Health Science, York University, invites highly qualified candidates to apply for professorial stream tenure-track appointment in Sport Psychology: Sport Participation and Performance at the Assistant Professor level, to commence July 1, 2021.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Preferred and Required Qualifications

A PhD in Kinesiology, Psychology or a related field is required, with a demonstrated promise of excellence in research and in teaching.

Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and specialize in areas such as psychology of sport performance, and /or psychological predictors of sport engagement, and/or sport as an avenue for the development of psychological and mental health outcomes. This individual will strategically complement our current core of sport and exercise psychology faculty and will have the opportunity to develop community-based research programs and multi-disciplinary interactions with researchers in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science. Relevant post-doctoral training is expected.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, external funded research at the highest level.

Candidates must provide evidence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

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.

Evidence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments and pedagogical innovations including in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning; teaching evaluations; and strong letters of reference.

Application Details

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 16, 2020. 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 provide contact information for three references to: Dr. Angelo Belcastro, Chair, School of Kinesiology and Health Science, kinchair@yorku.caFurther information about the School of Kinesiology and Health Science can be obtained at and

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 line 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


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Application Deadline

Noember 16, 2020