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Biomechanics Position at CSUSB

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO invites applications for the position of:

Kinesiology/Biomechanics/Motor Behavior – Associate Professor Tenure Track

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

OPENING DATE: 07/20/17

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


Department: Kinesiology
Appointment: Associate Professor Tenure Track Effective: September 2018
Area of Specialization: Biomechanics/Motor Behavior

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino invites applications for an Associate Professor tenure-track position beginning September, 2018. The Kinesiology department at CSUSB is a growing department 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 (a Hispanic serving Institution) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles East from 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 actively encourages qualified applicants to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population and advancing student success through highly engaged, high impact educational practices. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.


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.


Earned degrees in Kinesiology/Exercise Science/Physical Education or related area are required. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Applicants must have a documented evidence of excellence in teaching, evidence of scholarly activities including publications in peer refereed journals and successful grant-writing, along with a track record in service including committee leadership. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.


Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in Biomechanics/Motor Behavior. Teaching skills in other areas that complement our core instructional needs, such as motor development, statistics, and adapted physical activity as well as an ability to develop a profile of extramural funding are desirable.


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 letters of recommendation from 3 individuals qualified to comment, copies of transcripts of all post-secondary degrees (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment).

Also include a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words).

Formal review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

To find out more about the Department of Kinesiology, please visit

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at motor-behavior-associate-professor-tenure-track?pagetype=transferJobs

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)

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



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