California State University, San Bernardino — Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Kinesiology / Biomechanics / Motor Control

Depends on Qualifications

San Bernardino, CA

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Academic Affairs

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Department: Kinesiology
Appointment: Assistant Professor Tenure Track
Effective Date: September 2019
Area of Specialization: Biomechanics/Motor Control

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position with an expertise in Biomechanics/Motor Control to begin September, 2019. The department is growing with approximately 1,000 majors.  Our students choose between three concentrations: Allied Health, Exercise Science, and Pedagogy.  Our faculty are actively involved in research and in professional organizations in their respective fields. The successful candidate will join an intellectually stimulating and innovative academic environment that embraces diversity.

California State University, San Bernardino is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles.  CSUSB offers programs through the colleges of Arts and Letters, Business and Public Administration, Education, Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley.  CSUSB serves approximately 20,700 students and offers 47 undergraduate, 35 graduate and one doctoral degree as well as 13 programs with national accreditation.

CSUSB is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and committed to creating a diverse and inclusive academic community and building a culturally diverse faculty.  Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and or who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population are strongly encouraged to apply.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.

Typical Activities
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Kinesiology, maintain a robust, ongoing research agenda, and mentor students at the undergraduate level. The candidate will also advise students and perform career-related service roles on and off campus for the department, college, university and professional societies. Furthermore, the candidate will also lead activities that will advance scholarly excellence in Kinesiology.

Minimum Qualifications
Earned degrees in Kinesiology/Exercise Science/Physical Education or related area are required.  Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.  However, candidates with ‘all but dissertation’ (ABD) are considered; Ph.D. required by time of appointment.  A documented commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service at the undergraduate level is expected. College level teaching experience is preferred. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Other than expertise in Biomechanics/Motor Control, preference will be given to those with teaching skills in other areas that complement our core instructional needs.  These include Motor Development, Statistics, Adapted physical activity, as well as Physical Activity courses.  An ability to develop a profile of extramural funding is desirable.

Supplemental Information
Preferred candidates are expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the university and community.  In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the university’s strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement; and, e) enhancing the campus identity.

Upon submission of application:

  • Attach vita with letter of application that includes statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, research/professional accomplishments and goals, as well as a description of any interest or experience in one of the five strategic plan areas.
  • Please submit contact information and three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals qualified to comment.
  • Submit copies of transcripts of all degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment), evidence of teaching effectiveness such as teaching portfolios, reports on teaching observations, and/or student evaluations of teaching (if available).
  • Also include a Diversity Statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. (Maximum 250 words).

Formal review of applications will begin October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please direct inquires to the Department Chair Dr. Bryan Haddock at
To find out more about the Department of Kinesiology, please visit   If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at  Salary is commensurate with experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096 – Revised July 21, 2017)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University’s Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

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