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. We are seeking an individual who will have a broad mandate to advance social science and pedagogical knowledge in sport and physical activity among children, adolescents, or youth. We welcome applicants with culturally diverse research expertise and/or intersectional approaches that include issues linked to mental health, disability, gender, race, or other areas of diversity. The candidate must hold a PhD degree (post-doctoral experience an asset) in the social sciences or related discipline, with an emphasis on sport, physical activity, and/or pedagogy for children, adolescents, or youth.

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 offers a B.Ed. in Physical and Health Education (since 1912), a B.Sc. in Kinesiology, as well as graduate degrees in six areas of specialization. We are seeking an individual who can work in an interdisciplinary environment, complement and expand existing research activities in the department, the faculty, and across the university. 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. The candidate will also be expected to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels and to supervise master’s and doctoral students in Kinesiology and/or Physical Education.

Specific teaching contributions are expected in, but not limited to, some of the following areas: youth and physical activity, physical and health education curriculum, and evaluation in pedagogy.

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

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

Application materials from each applicant must be submitted via Workday at Gymnasium/Assistant-Associate-Professor_JR0000038913 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 May 15, 2023.

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.