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Tenure-track Position in Physical and Health Education Pedagogy

McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Other Health & Medicine
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Full Time
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Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University

Tenure-track Position in Physical and Health Education Pedagogy

The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, one of the three academic units of the Faculty of Education at McGill University, invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, effective August 1, 2023. To qualify, a candidate must hold a doctoral degree in physical and health education pedagogy or a related discipline and should have a strong track record of research publications and some University teaching experience.

McGill University is a world-renowned English-language institution located in the heart of cosmopolitan Montreal and is ranked among the world’s top universities. The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education enjoys the privilege of being amongst the first in Canada to offer a physical education teacher education program as early as 1912 and continues to foster an active and distinguished program in Physical and Health Education.

The Department is seeking an individual with demonstrated expertise in physical and health education pedagogy. The candidate must have an emerging and/or outstanding research profile demonstrated by excellent publications, national and international conference presentations, and an ability to attract external funding. Candidates, with an active research program in any area related to physical education pedagogy, are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applicants with research expertise related to culturally responsive physical education; Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) community experiences in physical education, and/or intersectional approaches that include issues linked to mental health, disability, gender, or other areas of diversity. The candidate will also be expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to supervise master’s and doctoral students in physical and health education pedagogy. Specific teaching contributions are expected in, but not limited to, some of the following areas: physical and health education curriculum, instruction, and evaluation in pedagogy. The candidate will further be expected to actively contribute service to the institutional and scholarly community as well as to engage with the local professional community. Some successful K-12 physical and health education teaching experience as well as strong interpersonal, social, and communicative skills would be considered important assets. English is the language of instruction at McGill, but knowledge of French is an asset.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please address your application to:
Dr. Gordon Bloom, Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University, 475 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2W 1S4. Application materials from each applicant must be submitted via Workday in one portable (PDF) document file that should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three reference contacts, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. The deadline for all application materials is October 24, 2022.

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. William Harvey, Chair of the Physical and Health Education Search Committee, at

McGill University is committed to equity and diversity within its community and values academic rigour and excellence. We welcome and encourage applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

At McGill, research that reflects diverse intellectual traditions, methodologies, and modes of dissemination and translation is valued and encouraged. Candidates are invited to demonstrate their research impact both within and across academic disciplines and in other sectors, such as government, communities, or industry.

McGill further recognizes and fairly considers the impact of leaves (e.g., family care or health-related) that may contribute to career interruptions or slowdowns. Candidates are encouraged to signal any leave that affected productivity, or that may have had an effect on their career path. This information will be considered to ensure the equitable assessment of the candidate’s record.

McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated equity groups to self-identify. It further seeks to ensure the equitable treatment and full inclusion of persons with disabilities by striving for the implementation of universal design principles transversally, across all facets of the University community, and through accommodation policies and procedures. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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