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Assistant Professor in Biomechanics (secondary emphasis in motor behavior) at CSU Bakersfield

CSU Bakersfield    

School of Social Sciences and Education

Position #: 14/15 SSE 04    

Assistant Professor in Biomechanics (secondary emphasis in motor behavior)

Tenure-track (probationary) September 2014

Department of Physical Education and Kinesiology California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Application Deadline Date: Monday, January 13th

Ms. Kris Grappendorf, Interim Chair
Voice: (661) 654-2378 Fax: (661) 654-2067

Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. (preferred), or ABD, from an accredited doctoral-granting institution. 2) Record of undergraduate teaching success. 3) Demonstrated commitment to professional and scholarly activity (extramural funding desirable).

Responsibilities: CSUB is looking specifically for a dynamic person with knowledge, skills, and abilities to work cooperatively with current faculty in extending the current curriculum, restructuring the baccalaureate degree program, and offering additional research opportunities to serve more effectively an ever-increasing number of majors (currently 300+) representing a diverse student body in a culturally diverse community. Teaching assignments will include, but are not limited to, the following existing courses—Applied Kinesiology, Applied Biomechanics, and Motor Learning. In addition, the faculty would be expected to teach some courses in a newly developed undergraduate curriculum. Finally, we would expect the faculty to develop new courses based upon the candidate’s expertise and the program’s current and future needs.

As a tenure-track Assistant Professor, the candidate must develop, within a normal 6-year probationary period, a sustained record of teaching success (especially at the undergraduate level), research and scholarship (especially involving undergraduate students), and professionally- related service to the community to justify the award of tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

Compensations: Competitive, dependent upon qualifications and professional experience. The CSU offers excellent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits.

Applications: Nominations are welcomed and encouraged. Complete applications require the following four (4) items: (1) original and personalized letter of application addressing the above requirements and qualifications; (2) current vitae; (3) copy of university transcripts verifying academic record and award of doctorate (or anticipated award for ABD); and (4) names and contact information (mailing address, email address, and office telephone number) for at least three professionals familiar with your teaching and scholarship records.

Search Committee will begin reviewing completed applications on/about Monday, January 13, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. 

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