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 January 1, 2024. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. degree (post-doctoral experience an asset) in Kinesiology or alternatively, a relevant area with training in biomechanics research. Selected candidates will have an emerging and/or outstanding research profile, demonstrated by excellent publications, national and international conference presentations, and an ability to attract external funding.

The successful candidate will contribute research that will advance the applied field of human biomechanics. We welcome applicants with demonstrated expertise or potential in strategic areas such as, but not limited to, the following: biomechanics of sports and human performance; musculoskeletal modeling; neuromechanics; technological applications (e.g. wearable technology, robotics); and modern, machine learning/artificial intelligence approaches in movement analysis. The selected candidate will also be expected to effectively supervise master’s and doctoral students in Kinesiology Sciences, teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels in their specialty areas and/or general topics in kinesiology sciences (e.g. Research Methods) using various modes of teaching, and actively engage in service that will contribute to the advancement of the Department, the institution and the scholarly community.

McGill University is ranked among the world’s top universities. Located centrally in the vibrant city of Montreal widely known as socially diverse, cosmopolitan, and bilingual (French/English) with a wealth of culture. The Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education offers a B.Ed. in Physical and Health Education (since 1912), a B.Sc. in Kinesiology, as well as graduate degrees (M.Sc., M.A., Ph.D.) in six areas of specialization. We are seeking an individual who can work in an interdisciplinary environment, and complement and expand existing research activities in the Department, Faculty, and across the University.

McGill University is an English-language university where most teaching and research activities are conducted in the English language, thereby requiring English communication both verbally and in writing.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application materials from each applicant must be submitted via Workday at Associate-Professor_JR0000039378 in one portable (PDF) document file that should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, contact information for three academic references, a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and a statement of current research activities and future research plan. The deadline for all application materials is May 15, 2023.

Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Caroline Paquette, Chair of the Biomechanics Search Committee, at

Please address your application to: Prof. Gordon Bloom, Chair, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University, 475 Pine Ave West, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H2W 1S4.

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 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, this email.

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