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Assistant Teaching Professor

Limited Term

Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education - Faculty of Education

The University of Victoria Campus is located on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish Peoples and we are privileged to do our work in a way that is inspired by their history, customs and culture

The School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education (EPHE) is an academic unit within the Faculty of Education at the University of Victoria ( Our mission is to advance knowledge and to prepare professionals in the area of physical activity and health through teaching, research and service. A collaborative research culture exists within the School. General research interests span recreation health, exercise sciences, teacher education and inclusive pedagogies. (Research profiles: Our School, Faculty and University have a demonstrated commitment to equity and fairness. 

The School of EPHE is actively building a diverse, welcoming community of teachers, learners and researchers and invites applications for a two-year limited term position Assistant Teaching Professor in physical and health education. Applicants should have a strong record of effective teaching commensurate with their experience.

In accordance with the University’s Equity Plan and pursuant to Section 42 of the BC Human Rights Code, preference will be given to Indigenous scholars. Candidates who wish to qualify for preferential consideration must self-identify in their cover letter.


  • Master’s or doctoral degree in a physical education discipline or equivalent, from a recognized institution by the time of appointment.
  • Recent and relevant practical experience in several of the following areas: elementary and middle school physical education, health education, secondary physical education, teacher education, sport pedagogy, BC school teaching experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarly activities and service.
  • Relevant and recent post-secondary and school-based teaching experience that demonstrates a high calibre in teaching and a commitment to student engagement.
  • Record of scholarly achievement, some of which may include community-engaged scholarship and/or professional experience, relative to stage of career.

The following will be considered assets:

  • Ability to teach a range of physical activity areas
  • Evidence of teaching students at a range of developmental levels
  • Successful supervision of the research activities of undergraduate honors students and graduate students
  • Evidence of engagement in academic collegial governance
  • Experience with practicum-based learning
  • Evidence of contributions to curriculum and program development
  • Evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment
  • Evidence of attending to and implementing anti-oppressive, anti-racist, and decolonizing practices.

Additional information

The University of Victoria is consistently ranked in the top tier of Canada’s research-intensive universities. Vital impact drives the UVic sense of purpose. As an internationally renowned teaching and research hub, we tackle essential issues that matter to people, places and the planet. Situated in the Pacific Rim, our location breeds a profound passion for exploration. Defined by its edges, this extraordinary environment inspires us to defy boundaries, discover, and innovate in exciting ways. It’s different here, naturally and by design. We live, learn, work and explore on the edge of what’s next—for our planet and its peoples. Our commitment to research-inspired dynamic learning and vital impact makes this Canada’s most extraordinary environment for discovery and innovation. Experience the edge of possibilities for yourself.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. 

Please note that reference and background checks, including credential and degree verification, may be undertaken as part of this recruitment process.

Faculty and Librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association.

Contact information

Candidates are requested to provide:

  1. Cover letter outlining how the candidate meets the requirements of the position
  2. Academic Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching dossier including teaching philosophy statement and evaluations where available
  4. Statement of Scholarly interests
  5. The names and contact details of three referees

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

For questions regarding the position please contact Sandra Hundza, PhD, Director of the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education via email ( or phone (250-721-8382). Letters of application, CV, and teaching dossier should be sent :

Rebecca Zammit
Assistant to the Director
Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC, V8W 2Y2
Telephone: 250-721-8373
Web: School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education  
Faculty of Education

Application deadline

The hiring committee will begin looking at applications May 21st, but the posting will remain open until filled.

Equity statement

UVic is committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments. In pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across levels of power.  We actively strive to address issues of representation of members of all groups experiencing barriers to equity, and in this particular search process, preference will be given to Indigenous scholars.  

The University acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement. We encourage applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions have had on their record.

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact Faculty Relations and Academic Administration in the Office of the VP Academic and Provost at Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

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