University of Windsor


Job Posting Number: Friday, May 31, 2019 - 23:45

The University of Windsor invites applications for the position of Head, Department of Kinesiology, for a term of 3 years commencing July 1, 2019, according to Senate Bylaw 5.

The Faculty of Human Kinetics comprises two program areas, namely the Department of Kinesiology and the Division of Athletics and Recreational Services. The Department of Kinesiology offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees with approximately 800 undergraduate and over 80 graduate students. Vibrant research and teaching cultures within Kinesiology facilitate high quality, student-centred learning experiences which are supported by state-of-the-art facilities. At the undergraduate level, students take a common core of Kinesiology courses in addition to related option courses prior to majoring in Movement Science or Sport Management. Graduate students can complete their program of study in either Applied Human Performance or Sport Management through a thesis or internship route at the Master’s level and in Kinesiology at the Doctoral level.  The Division of Athletics and Recreational Services administers programs for varsity sports that compete in Ontario University Athletics and USport leagues, competitive clubs, intramurals, instructional classes, health and fitness initiatives for the campus and University community.

The Department Head of Kinesiology is an integral part of the academic leadership team in the Faculty of Human Kinetics.  Applicants must hold a tenured appointment in the Faculty, at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.  The ideal candidate would have administrative experience in higher education with strong leadership and interpersonal skills.  As an academic leader, the Department Head of Kinesiology is responsible for the continued development of excellence in academic programming at the undergraduate and graduate level, research, and community service within the AAU.  A sound appreciation for financial matters, personal and professional development, and a healthy, collegial work and study environment is essential.  

Application Requirements:

  • A detailed and current Curriculum Vitae;
  • A cover letter outlining the candidate’s administrative experience in a University setting as well as priorities for the Department of Kinesiology; and
  • The names and contact information for three (3) referees.

To ensure full consideration please submit a complete application and ensure letters of reference are submitted by the deadline date of May 31, 2019.

Questions Applications, and Reference Letters to be sent to: Dr Michael Khan, Dean, Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON, N9B 3P4 Phone: 519-253-3000 Ext. 5106; Email:

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive research and teaching institution with more than 15,500 students.  We are a welcoming community committed to equity and diversity in our teaching, learning, and work environments.  In pursuit of the University's Employment Equity Plan, members from the designated groups (Women, Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, and Sexual Minorities) are encouraged to apply and to self-identify.  If you need an accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Faculty Recruitment Coordinator ( Should you require further information on accommodation, please visit the website of the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility (OHREA).  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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