The Faculty of Education at McGill University invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. McGill University is located in downtown Montreal
and is home to 27,000 undergraduate students and 10,000 graduate students from 150 different
Composed of three academic units with distinct disciplinary expertise in Teacher Education, Education
and Counseling Psychology, and Kinesiology and Physical Education, the Faculty of Education at McGill
University provides an unrivalled setting for transdisciplinary inquiry and learning that seeks to extend
beyond the boundaries of existing disciplines to address current and complex multifaceted societal
issues. Faculty members from the three academic units are engaged in research on various aspects of
education, human development and well-being throughout the lifespan, be they cognitive,
psychological, emotional or physical.
The department of Kinesiology and Physical Education brings together professionals working on
research topics within the areas of Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control and Psychology. These
areas of research span broadly across disciplines and are characterized by extensive collaborations
within the Faculty and the University, as well as internationally.
This is a tenure-track position and the successful candidate will play a leadership role in advancing the
Department, and in shaping the direction and growth of the Faculty of Education.
The Faculty is seeking an energetic and visionary leader to motivate and engage faculty members, to
inspire excellence in teaching and research, and to further enhance consultation, collegiality and
collaboration within the department, Faculty and broader university community. Building on research
strengths, the Chair will guide the expansion of the department into exciting areas of promise.
Opportunities exist for the establishment of new initiatives. The Chair is responsible for creating an
environment conducive to the articulation and implementation of the Department’s strategic plan. The
successful candidate will be an active advocate for the department, will be collegial and consultative in
his or her leadership to drive strategic growth initiatives and educational innovation, and will work
towards maximizing research output within the department.
Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of teaching, research and university service. A
complete dossier requires a cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, a
detailed curriculum vitae accompanied by a brief description of teaching and research interests,
administrative experience, and contact details of three referees. Applications should be submitted via
Workday at https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/McGill_Careers/job/Currie-Gymnasium/AssociateProfessor-Professor_JR0000019728 no later than January 31, 2022.
Review of applications will commence in February 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
Inquiries concerning this position can be made to Allyson Noftall at .
For more information regarding the position or to learn more about McGill, the Faculty and the
department please visit http://www.mcgill.ca/education and http://www.mcgill.ca/edu-kpe/
Commitment to Equity and Diversity
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
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
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.