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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology-Athletic Training

Employer
California State University, Los Angeles
Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Exercise Science & Kinesiology
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Rongxiang Xu College of Health and Human Services
School of Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Food Science

Position: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology-Athletic Training

Starting Date: August, 2022

Minimum Qualifications:
1) Earned Doctor in Athletic Training or in a related field, including but not limited to, Kinesiology, Biokinesiology, Sports Medicine, Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science, and Health Science.
2) Evidence of teaching experience at the undergraduate level.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Evidence of teaching experience at the graduate level.
2) Documented experience in 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.
4) Three years or more of athletic training experience

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.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: athletic training, care and injury prevention, strength and conditioning, movement anatomy, sports nutrition. The successful candidate will be expected to mentor student projects and theses related to the specialization of the candidate. The successful candidate must be willing to participate actively in course and curriculum development, with the opportunity to create courses in their area of expertise.

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, Nutrition and Food 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 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 students who are among the first-generation of their family to attend a college or university.
3) A curriculum vitae.
4) A list of three professional references.
5) A University Application for Employment Form (https://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_application_academic_2017_11_28.pdf)
6) Teaching narrative describing how you incorporate high leveraging practices in your teaching with undergraduate students
7) Research narrative describing your research goals for the next three years

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 29, 2021, 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.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to [email protected].

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.

Organization

Working at California State University, Los Angeles

Mission

Cal State LA transforms lives and fosters thriving communities across greater Los Angeles. We cultivate and amplify our students' unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research, and public service that support their overall success, well-being, and the greater good.

Vision

Cal State LA will be internationally recognized as the premier comprehensive public university in greater Los Angeles. We are dedicated to delivering cutting-edge academic programs that prepare students to be innovative leaders in both their professional and civic lives and to serving the public good through initiatives that engage local, regional, and global communities in mutually beneficial partnerships.

Values

  • Students First – We put our students' academic success, career-readiness, and well-being at the center of everything we do.
  • Pushing Boundaries – We set ambitious goals to challenge and inspire us, benefitting our role as L.A.'s premier comprehensive public university.
  • Engagement, Service, and the Public Good – We foster meaningful, collaborative relationships that contribute to the public good among the University community, alumni, and local, regional, and global communities.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – We cultivate diversity, expect cultural competence, and actively seek perspectives and engagement from all constituents in our community, to develop just and equitable expectations.
  • Student Engagement – We encourage our students to take ownership of their own campus experiences by seeking opportunities that promote inclusion, a sense of belonging, and leadership.
  • Engaged Teaching and Learning – We cultivate and amplify our students' unique talents, diverse life experiences, and intellect through engaged teaching, learning, scholarship, research and vibrant student life.
  • Academic Distinction – We foster and promote academic distinction through innovation, academic rigor and the pursuit of lifelong learning.
  • Community of Scholars – We foster a community of scholars among faculty and students engaged in research, scholarship, and creative accomplishments.
  • A Culture of Excellence – We encourage and expect all members of our University community to pursue academic, professional, and personal excellence.
  • Transparent Collaborative Decision-Making – We make data-informed, evidence-based decisions and are collaborative and transparent in our approach and communication.
  • Mutual Respect – We are committed to cultivating a supportive and accepting environment where each of us commits to fostering a culture of respect for all.
  • Academic Freedom – We promote academic freedom and professional ethics.
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