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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Physical Education - The University of British Columbia

State: Vancouver, BC
Position: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Physical Education
Deadline: February 28, 2020
Posted: February 6, 2020

Job Description / Duties

The Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy (EDCP) in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Physical Education in the Health, Outdoor and Physical Education (HOPE) program. The appointment is expected to start July 1, 2020, or a date agreed upon by the University and the successful applicant.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in physical education or a related field (e.g. Kinesiology,
Curriculum Studies, Health Education, and/or Socio‐cultural Study of Sport and Physical
Activity) and demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in scholarly research and in teaching.
We seek a candidate with expertise in physical education, physical literacy or physical cultural
studies as it relates to teaching and learning. Pedagogical expertise in methods that promote social
inclusion, equity and diversity are preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of
high quality publications in peer‐reviewed and professional journals, the potential to secure
competitive external funding, the evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or
graduate levels, and abilities to engage with and implement enhanced learning activities, along with
leadership skills in the field / community. Professional expertise in K‐12 physical education
curriculum and pedagogy is an asset.

The successful applicant will be expected to 1) maintain an active research and scholarly program, 2)
teach in undergraduate and graduate programs coordinated by the Department, 3) supervise
graduate students enrolled in the Department’s programs, 4) contribute to the scholarly community
and service work of the Department, the Faculty of Education and the University and 5) participate
in outreach within the broader educational community. The successful candidate will be required to
demonstrate commitment to the Faculty of Education’s and Department’s Strategic plans: Learning
Transformed and Strategic Thinking and Action respectively.

Additional Information

Applicants are asked to include in their application package: (1) a letter of application, describing
their research program and their potential contributions to the HOPE program area and to the
Department; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness and graduate student
supervision (if applicable); and (4) two samples of relevant published papers.

Contact Information

The complete application package should be submitted in the format of one book‐marked PDF file, addressed to
Dr. Samson Nashon, Department Head, and sent electronically to Ms. Anna Ip (Head’s Assistant) at In addition, applicants must arrange to have three letters of reference sent
separately (via email) to While applications will be received until the position is
filled, interested parties are encouraged to submit by February 28, 2020 to ensure optimal

Employer Profile

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is located in beautiful Vancouver, a multicultural,
multilingual city ranked as one of the world’s best places to live. The University is a global centre for
teaching, learning and research and is consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in
the world and is recently recognized as North America’s most international university. The UBC Faculty of Education is a leading faculty of education in the world and was recently ranked 2nd in
Canada and 13th globally (2019 QS World University Rankings). We are committed to research and
teaching excellence and provides a comprehensive set of programmatic offerings at the
baccalaureate, magisterial and doctoral levels. Academic units include EDCP, the Department of
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, the Department of Educational
Studies, the Department of Language and Literacy Education, the Okanagan School of Education,
and the School of Kinesiology. The Faculty is a leader in Indigenous Education and offers additional
cross‐Faculty initiatives in early childhood education, educational technology and interdisciplinary
studies. For further details about the Faculty and its research, please visit the website at

EDCP ( is committed to advancing research into curriculum and pedagogy
in a variety of contexts and across the lifespan. Our mission is to provide local, national, and
international leadership in discipline‐specific and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and
learning. Our research supports commitments to the study of curriculum and pedagogy in school,
post‐secondary, community, and informal learning contexts. The Department offers a number of
graduate programs at both the Master’s and PhD levels, some of which are structured as research
themed cohorts.

The HOPE program in EDCP is fast growing with curricular innovations in Physical Education,
Health Education and Outdoor Education through research‐based programs and learning at both
undergraduate and graduate levels. The program area is premised on a social justice and equity
framework that utilizes diverse pedagogical models to foster experiential learning; innovative and
impactful research in teaching and learning for social changes; and draws upon place‐based learning
to foster collaboration, enhance engagement and develop deeper understandings and connections
with local and global communities. The program is committed to excellence in scholarship, teaching,
community/international engagement, and professional leadership.