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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science

Position: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

Starting Date: August, 2020

Minimum Qualifications:
1) An earned doctorate in Kinesiology or other closely-related discipline from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/20/2020).
2) Evidence of successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Evidence of successful experience teaching Kinesiology courses at the graduate level.
2) Documented experience delivering instruction using high impact practices that feature community engagement, service learning, and/or active learning.
3) Evidence of scholarly activity, including, but not limited to publications, conference presentations, and grant writing.

Duties:
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community.  These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.

Expected teaching duties include instruction on core courses within the Kinesiology curriculum. These may include, but are not limited to behavioral, psychological, and sociological dimensions of human movement. Specific courses will be assigned based on department need and according to the experience and expertise of the candidate.

The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University's shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.

Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University: 
California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system.  The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. Cal State LA is ranked number one in the U.S. for the upward mobility of its students, and is dedicated to engagement, service, and the public good. We offer nationally recognized programs in science, the arts, business, criminal justice, engineering, nursing, education, ethnic studies, and the humanities. Our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, community engagement, and service.

Our 240,000 alumni reflect the City and County's dynamic mix of populations. The University has one of the most diverse student populations of any college or university in the nation. As a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution, and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. 

The College:
The Rongxiang Xu College of Health of Human Services is composed of nationally ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs spread across seven departments and schools. The College is committed to educating and preparing human services professionals to become innovative practitioners and leaders. It promotes the integration of teaching, research, policy, and public service in an interdisciplinary context. Knowledge, skill, and caring provide the foundation for educating a diverse workforce of the future that effectively serves multicultural urban communities from a local and global perspective. The College strives to be student-centered, faculty and staff-focused, and community-minded.

The School:
The School of Kinesiology and Nutritional Science focuses on the study of human physical activity, dietary practices, and food production processes. The School's mission is to prepare professionals to practice at the baccalaureate and masters level, conduct research, pursue graduate study, and engage in public and professional service. The overall goals of the School are to promote adoption of lifestyles that involve health-related physical activity and healthy eating at various stages of the lifecycle, and to encourage production of healthy, safe, and attractive food.

Required Documentation:
Please submit the following to the Search Committee Chair at the email address below:
1) A cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
2) A curriculum vitae.
3) A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form (http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human Resources Management/forms/empl_application_academic_2017_11_28.pdf)

Finalists will be required to submit:
Official transcripts.

Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Application:
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Please email all application materials in a single PDF to: [email protected] Please type “Kinesiology Tenure-Track Application” in the subject line.

Please address all questions to the search committee chair (Christine Dy) at: [email protected] or 323-343-5440.

Note: 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.

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.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, marital status, pregnancy, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, disability, disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran status.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/TITLE IX EMPLOYER

Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause undue hardship.

 

 

 

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Job No:
Posted: 9/10/2019
Application Due: 11/9/2019
Work Type:
Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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