Saint Mary’s College of California — Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Health & Human Performance)

Location: Moraga, CA
Closes: Oct 1, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours)

Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Department of Kinesiology to begin Fall 2017. We seek candidates with expertise in exercise physiology and sport nutrition.

With three concentrations (Health & Human Performance, Health Promotion, and Sport & Recreation Management), Kinesiology is one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Arts in Kinesiology. The Department serves its students through a curriculum based on the interdisciplinary study of the human being in motion.

Consistent with Saint Mary’s College’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the Kinesiology Department strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. We seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.

Saint Mary’s College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives – and the first Catholic and first California college to be included – Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary’s mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.

Saint Mary’s College of California is an Equal Opportunity Employer. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, gender identity, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws.

Responsibilities:  All Saint Mary’s faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching assignment is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to College-wide programs (January Term and Collegiate Seminar). In the department, the successful candidate will teach undergraduate, upper division courses in exercise physiology (lecture and lab) and sport nutrition, plus one or both of the following courses also at the undergraduate, upper division level: clinical exercise prescription or strength & conditioning. Candidates may have the opportunity to contribute to the Department of Kinesiology Graduate Program. The candidate must have expertise and willingness to engage in lab-related activities and community-based fitness testing (e.g., GaelFit program). Saint Mary’s faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College’s Core Curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in exercise science or a closely related field or have reached doctoral candidacy, with expectation of degree by July 1, 2017.  They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. Proficiency in exercise testing and metabolic measurements in a Human Performance Laboratory setting is preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Please apply on-line at: http://apply.interfolio.com/36347
  2. A complete application includes a cover letter, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry.
  4. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.
  5. Questions should be directed to the search co-chair Claire M. Williams, Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, at cmw9@stmarys-ca.edu.

Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin August 1, 2016.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Saint Mary’s is an equal opportunity employer, and does not tolerate any type of unlawful discrimination. Saint Mary’s makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and seeks the most appropriate person for every job, taking into account an applicant’s qualifications for the position relative to other candidates, and an indication of willingness to support the traditions of the College, including its Catholic identity. College policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, gender stereotyping, taking a protected leave (e.g. family medical or pregnancy leave), or on any other basis protected by applicable laws


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