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Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Assistant Professor of Biomechanics
05 May 2023
05 May 2023
Toronto, ON
University of Toronto

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream - CLTA - Sport and Exercise Biomechanics #30930

The Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year contractually term-limited appointment (CLTA) in the area of Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, with an anticipated start date of August 1, 2023.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in kinesiology or a cognate discipline, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and graduate program teaching in the areas of movement observation and evaluation, physical activity and exercise applications, and the biomechanics of sport and exercise movement. Candidates with an R.Kin designation are especially encouraged to apply. Teaching experience in the areas identified above, and the supervision of students in practical exercise settings, will be considered a strong asset. Candidates must have teaching experience in a degree-granting program including, the design and teaching of for-credit academic courses. The successful candidate must also have strong communication skills, demonstrated success in developing students’ mastery of a related subject, and mastery of the latest practice and developments in their field.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching and a commitment to excellent pedagogical inquiry commensurate with their career stage. Evidence of excellence in teaching can be demonstrated through the teaching philosophy statement, teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, course syllabi and evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. In addition, other teaching-related activities can include experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference presentations or posters. Other forms of recognition that will be considered include letters of support from community organizations aligned with the candidate’s areas of expertise and/or associated community members.  

Excellent pedagogical inquiry and professional development can be demonstrated by engagement with professional associations such as the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario (CKO), the Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA), the Canadian Society for Biomechanics, the International Society for Biomechanics in Sport (ISBS), Canadian Sport Institutes or any other professional associations related to the teaching and practice of sport and exercise biomechanics, as well as professional certificates and ongoing continuing education related to teaching, scholarship and/or professional practice in the field.  

Candidates are also expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials. In addition to teaching and creative professional activities, contributions to service through engagement on Faculty-related committees will be expected.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KPE) at the University of Toronto has made major contributions to its mission of developing, advancing and disseminating knowledge about physical activity and health and its interactions through, education, research, leadership and the provision of opportunity. With a culturally diverse student body of more than 1000 undergraduate students and 150 graduate students, as well as 40 faculty members from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, ours is an intellectually rich and supportive community, guided by the highest standards of scholarship with a commitment to equity and social justice. The successful candidate will join an internationally recognized Faculty whose commitments to equity and access are reflected in our education, research, policy and practice.

This search aligns with the University’s commitment to strategically and proactively promote diversity among our community members (Statement on Equity, Diversity & Excellence). Recognizing that Black, Indigenous, and other Racialized communities have experienced inequities that have developed historically and are ongoing, we strongly welcome and encourage candidates from those communities to apply.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link:

Applicants must submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; and a teaching dossier that includes a strong teaching philosophy statement, past teaching experience as an instructor or co-instructor, sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations. Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to include contributions to equity and diversity in their teaching statement. This might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. All reference letters must primarily address the candidate’s teaching. More details on the automatic reference letter collection are available in the FAQ’s.

Submission guidelines can be found at: Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

If you have questions about this position, please email All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by June 8, 2023.

Information about the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education and its faculty members can be found at our home page:

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact