Kinesiology Assistant Professor

$70,000.00 - $85,000.00
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Lethbridge (uLethbridge) is a comprehensive and research-intensive university founded on the principles of liberal education where inspired scholars integrate research and creative activity with teaching. Our University’s Blackfoot name is Iniskim, meaning Sacred Buffalo Stone. Founded in 1967 on traditional Blackfoot land, it is a place where student engagement in learning, creative activities, and research takes place every day. With campuses in Lethbridge and Calgary, uLethbridge offers more than 150 undergraduate and 60 graduate programs in the faculties of Arts & Science, Education, Fine Arts, Health Sciences, the Schools of Liberal Education and Graduate Studies, and the Dhillon School of Business, to more than 8,900 students.

The University of Lethbridge recognizes that diversity enriches our campus and our community and is fundamental to excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The university as a whole embraces equity as a core value to be truly inclusive of the communities of which we are a part, and this requires ongoing intentional and systemic action. Through recruitment and support of individuals who further enhance our diversity, the University strives to create a diverse and inclusive community where students, faculty and staff feel welcome, are treated equitably, and can thrive.

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Sociocultural Aspects of Sport, Recreation, and/or Physical Culture. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence either July 1, 2021 or January 1, 2022, subject to budgetary approval.

In accordance with Section 10.1 of the Alberta Human Rights Act, selection for the position will be limited to Indigenous/Aboriginal People and racialized persons/persons of colour. Candidates will be asked to self-identify as part of the application process.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or related field, and relevant teaching experience. The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education emphasizes the student experience and excellence in teaching. We seek a candidate to complement and enhance our existing socio-cultural program with an expertise in cultural studies, sociology, media, and ethics. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses in these areas, while also developing new courses in the department that extends our curriculum in new directions. Research interests and teaching experience with any combination of sport and social movements, critical feminist and queer studies, critical disability studies, environmentalism and anti-racist activism would be an asset. Hiring salary will be in the range of $70,000-$85,000 per year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department is seeking candidates who are committed to contributing to the anti-racist and anti-colonial work being undertaken both in the Department and at the University more broadly. We welcome applications from scholars whose research and teaching critically interrogates power, inequalities, and settler colonialism.

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers B.A. or B.Sc. in Kinesiology and an M.A. or M.Sc. Faculty members may also supervise Ph.D. students in the interdisciplinary Cultural, Social, and Political Thought program.

All applications must be submitted online, and should include a letter of application, a curriculum-vitae, description of research program, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, outlines of courses previously taught, teaching evaluations, and contact information for three references who are academics in the field. References will be contacted directly, with information on how to submit their reference letters. The application submission triggers this request to your references, so please ensure that they are prepared to submit their letters no later than May 7, 2021. For details on how to submit your application, please visit our Human Resources website at and choose this position under the Academic postings option. 

For enquiries about the position, please contact Ilsa E. Wong, Co-Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, Tel: (403) 329-2232, Email:

The deadline for applications is May 6, 2021 or until a suitable applicant is found.

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their applications the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

The University of Lethbridge invites applications from all qualified candidates; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

The University of Lethbridge is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, including through all aspects of the hiring process. If you require support during the hiring process, please contact Human Resources at so that accommodations can be put in place to support you.  All private information received in relation to your request for support will be kept confidential, only information required to facilitate the accommodation will be shared with the selection committee.