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Assistant/Associate Professor , Physical Education and Recreation

Memorial University of Newfoundland

School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities.”

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation offers four undergraduate programs: Bachelor of Kinesiology (BKIN), Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE), Bachelor of Recreation (BREC) and a Bachelor of Human Kinetics and Recreation Co-operative degree (BHKRC). The new BHKRC is a four-year interdisciplinary program, offering students a progressive education in the field with experiential learning. The School has a growing Master of Science in Kinesiology program and recently launched a Master of Human Kinetics and Recreation program.


The School invites applicants for an Assistant/Associate Professor position in the areas of Physical Education and Recreation. A completed or earned doctorate is required for the appointee to receive the rank of Assistant Professor and to be in a tenure-track position. If a candidate has not completed their doctorate, the candidate shall be appointed to a regular term, non-renewable three-year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. If the candidate completes all requirements of their doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, the candidate shall begin a tenure-track appointment.

The successful candidate must be able to teach in the areas of Physical Education and Recreation. The desired candidate will have teaching and research expertise in one or more of the following: therapeutic recreation, inclusive recreation, recreation administration, commercial recreation, leisure studies, outdoor recreation and education, physical literacy, curriculum development, or program evaluation. Preference will be given to candidates with a well-articulated research program and a strong potential for securing research funding. Post-doctoral experience would be an asset.


The successful candidate will be expected to build a strong program of research, supervise graduate students, and teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Specifically, the successful candidate will teach in our newly created Bachelor and Master of Human Kinetics and Recreation programs.

Deadline for applications is March 1, 2021; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. A curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and the names of three referees should accompany letters of application and be sent to:

Dr. Linda Rohr, Dean
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7

Quote Reference Number: F28011-2020-10

Memorial University is committed to employment equity and diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. As part of Memorial University’s commitment to employment equity, all applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of a target group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of a target group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. If you do not receive a survey or have any questions, please contact”

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority”.

Subject to budgetary approval.