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  • Chairperson, department of kinesiology and physical education, mcgill university

    The Faculty of Education at McGill University invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education. McGill University is located in downtown Montreal and is home to 25,000 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students from 160 different countries.

    Composed of three academic units with distinct disciplinary expertise in Teacher Education, Education and Counseling Psychology, and Kinesiology and Physical Education, the Faculty of Education at McGill University provides an unrivalled setting for transdisciplinary inquiry and learning that seeks to extend beyond the boundaries of existing disciplines to address current and complex multifaceted societal issues. Faculty members from the three academic units are engaged in research on various aspects of education, human development and well-being throughout the lifespan, be they cognitive, psychological, emotional or physical.

    The department of Kinesiology and Physical Education brings together professionals working on research topics within the areas of Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control and Psychology. These areas of research span broadly across disciplines and are characterized by extensive collaborations within the Faculty and the University, as well as internationally. The department currently has 14 full-time academic staff members and houses the Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH).

    This is a tenured position and the successful candidate will play a leadership role in advancing the Department, and in shaping the direction and growth of the Faculty of Education.

    The Faculty is seeking an energetic and visionary leader to motivate and engage faculty members, to inspire excellence in teaching and research, and to further enhance consultation, collegiality and collaboration within the department, Faculty and broader university community. Building on research strengths, the Chair will guide the expansion of the department into exciting areas of promise. Opportunities exist for the establishment of new initiatives, and for the recruitment of faculty members. The Chair is responsible for creating an environment conducive to the articulation and implementation of the Department’s strategic plan. The successful candidate will be an active advocate for the department, will be collegial and consultative in his or her leadership to drive strategic growth initiatives and educational innovation, and will work towards maximizing research output within the department.

    Candidates are expected to have a distinguished record of teaching, research and university service. A complete dossier requires a cover letter describing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, a detailed curriculum vitae accompanied by a brief description of teaching and research interests, administrative experience, , as well as contact details of three referees. The dossier should be sent electronically no later than August 31, 2015 to:

    Allyson Noftall, Faculty Administrator at: Please enter “KPE CHAIR SEARCH” and your name in the subject field.

    All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of


    McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities and others who may contribute to further diversification.

    For more information regarding the position or to learn more about McGill, the Faculty and the department please visit and