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Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education

Memorial University of Newfoundland


School of Human Kinetics and Recreation

Memorial University, the largest post-secondary institution in Atlantic Canada, is a dynamic university with teaching and research programs of international distinction. The University has over 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students. With campuses in St. John’s, including the Fisheries and Marine Institute, Grenfell (Corner Brook) and Harlow, England, Memorial University offers the best of North American and European university life.

The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation offers undergraduate programs in Kinesiology, Physical Education and Recreation with Co-operative Education options. The School’s Kinesiology and Physical Education programs have both been accredited by CCUPEKA and all programs have undergone recent growth. The School was the first in Canada to offer a Master of Physical Education in an online format and has a growing Master of Science in Kinesiology program.


The School of Human Kinetics and Recreation invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position in the area of Health and Physical Education. 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 an earned doctorate, he/she 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 the doctorate during the first 24 months of the term appointment, he/she shall begin a tenure-track appointment following completion of the requirements of the degree).


The successful candidate will build a strong program of research, supervise graduate students and teach graduate and undergraduate courses. Teaching expertise in health and physical education pedagogy/curriculum is preferred. Teaching expertise in health promotion, sport or recreation administration/management, or coaching will also be considered.

Preference will be given to candidates with a well-articulated research program and a strong potential for securing research funding. Post-doctoral experience and/or teaching experience in K-12 schools would be an asset.

Deadline for applications is December 1, 2017; 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. Heather Carnahan, Dean
School of Human Kinetics and Recreation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7
Fax: (709) 864-7531


All candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Memorial is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. Subject to budgetary approval.