Assistant Professor



Assistant Professor

School of Kinesiology

Sociocultural Studies or Psychological Studies in Kinesiology

The School of Kinesiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University promotes the benefits of physical activity and sport to society by providing a multidisciplinary approach to discovery, dissemination, and application of related knowledge and outcomes. The School of Kinesiology is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive together. We work towards constructing a dynamic, supportive space that integrates principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, decolonization, and accessibility among all members. Kinesiology is home to the International Centre for Olympic Studies (including Paralympic Studies), and the Sport and Social Impact Research Group. Kinesiology at Western is ranked 26th in the world for Sport Related Subjects (QS 2023). The School of Kinesiology champions three research clusters focusing on Physical Activity and 1) Brain Health, 2) Mobility, and 3) Social Impact with strong links to Faculty Research Centres in Activity and Aging, and Health Equity and Social Inclusion.

We are seeking a Probationary (tenure-track) faculty colleague at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Studies OR Psychological Studies in Kinesiology. The successful candidate will contribute to the vision of the School to be a global leader in inclusive excellence in research and education through a multidisciplinary approach to Kinesiology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses while also developing new courses in the School that extend the curriculum and will also be expected to supervise graduate students. The ideal candidate will be an innovative thinker who has experience in interdisciplinary environments, demonstrated potential for excellence in research, with a strong potential to secure external research funding and produce high quality scholarly/creative outputs aligned with one or more of the Faculty of Health Sciences Research Centres/Groups. 

The School of Kinesiology is committed to the principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will contribute to the ongoing work that considers how intersecting relationships of power shape individuals, groups, cultures, and ways of knowing. Their teaching and research will demonstrate potential for meaningful engagement with, and be inclusive of, students from equity-deserving communities. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in relevant service to the School of Kinesiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, and the University, and have a demonstrated capacity to contribute substantively to an inclusive and diverse academic community. 

Candidates must either hold, or be within six months of completing, a PhD in Kinesiology, or a related field. In addition, the impact of certain circumstances that may legitimately affect a candidate’s teaching and research will be given careful consideration. Candidates are encouraged to provide any relevant information about their experience and/or career interruptions.

The effective date of the appointment is July 1, 2024, or as negotiated. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Western University delivers an academic experience second to none. Western challenges the best and brightest faculty, staff, and students to commit to the highest global standards. Our research excellence expands knowledge and drives discovery with real-world application. Western attracts individuals with a broad worldview, seeking to study, influence, and lead in the international community. Since 1878, The Western Experience has combined academic excellence with life-long opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth in order to better serve our communities.

Interested applicants are invited to submit a complete application package, as a single PDF file, containing the following:

  • Application for Full-Time Faculty Position form
  • Cover letter that outlines their interest and qualifications for the role, and a statement on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Decolonization, and Accessibility in relation to their academic activities
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching dossier
  • Names and contact information of three academic referees The application package can be submitted via email to:


Dr. Laura Misener, Director School of Kinesiology

Faculty of Health Sciences  Western University 

London, Ontario, Canada N6A 3K7

The deadline for receipt of applications is December 7, 2023.

Please quote number HS-258 on all correspondence for this position.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. 

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Dr. Laura Misener, Director, School of Kinesiology at