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10-08-1999, 12:53 AM
Dear All,

Greetings from Southern California. I have included below announcements
for three (3) faculty positions in the Department of Kinesiology at
California State University, Northridge. The positions are for:

(1) Assistant Professor with emphasis in Biomechanics
(2) Associate Professor/Professor - Department Chair
(3) Assistant Professor with emphasis in Pedagogy

To conserve space, I have listed the application information (i.e.,
deadlines, contact person) and General Information at the end of the
individual position descriptions. This information is the same for all
three positions.

Best regards,

William C. Whiting, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director, Biomechanics Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8287

email: william.whiting@csun.edu

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POSITION #1 (Assistant Professor with emphasis in Biomechanics)

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2000
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: $41,500 negotiable

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, or related field with
specialization in biomechanics. Evidence of research ability and ongoing
scholarly productivity in biomechanics and ability to secure research
funding. Evidence of successful teaching. Evidence of a broad and
balanced view of the field of human movement. Ability to work
successfully in a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural setting. Background and
interest in teaching in the area of measurement and evaluation, and
research methods and design is desirable.

Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in
biomechanics in the Department of Kinesiology. Serve as thesis chair for
master's degree candidates. Engage in funded research in areas of
personal expertise/interest. Serve on Department and University
committees. May teach courses in the University's general education
activity program. Collaboration with other disciplines within
Kinesiology and in other departments is encouraged.

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POSITION #2 (Associate Professor/Professor - Department Chair)

Effective Date of Appointment: August 21, 2000 or as negotiated
Rank: Associate Professor/Professor
Salary: Negotiable

Department Chair

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field.
Minimum of five years university teaching experience, including
scholarly achievement with evidence of creative/research contributions.
Preference will be given to applicants who have demonstrated competence
in departmental and university governance and have achieved tenure in a
previous position. Successful administrative experience required.
Evidence of a broad and balanced view of the field of human movement
valuing equally the importance of biological, socio-cultural and
aesthetic knowledge about human movement. Commitment to all three
elements of university scholarship: teaching, research, and professional
and community service. Expected to provide academic leadership, foster
multi- and inter-disciplinary teaching/research/service both within and
beyond the department. Ability to stimulate faculty excellence in
teaching, research and service, and work within a broad-based program
which includes academic, professional, and physical activity
components. Ability to develop and manage effectively the department's
human, financial and physical resources to create a work environment
conducive to the pursuit of excellence.

Responsibilities: The chair is the principal administrator of the
department and is expected to have a commitment to maintaining and
developing innovative undergraduate and graduate academic and
professional programs consistent with the aims of a major teaching,
research and service-based university. Responsibilities include
providing leadership in the areas of curriculum planning, faculty
assignments, personnel matters, budget recommendations, leadership
development, extensive facilities management, and overall administrative
responsibility for the department. The chair necessarily maintains a
close working liaison with the Athletic Director whose coaching
personnel serve as teaching faculty. The chair teaches one course each
semester. Tenure is achieved as a member of the faculty and not as
Department Chair.

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POSITION #3 (Assistant Professor with emphasis in Pedagogy)

Effective Date of Appointment: August 23, 2000
Rank: Assistant Professor
Salary: $41,500 negotiable

Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Kinesiology or related field with an
emphasis in pedagogy. Evidence of research ability and ongoing
scholarly productivity in pedagogy. Evidence of a broad and balanced
view of the field of human movement. Ability to teach and provide
leadership in the areas of pedagogy, secondary and elementary physical
education, and student teaching supervision. Public school teaching
and/or coaching is desirable. Effective communication and teaching
skills required. Expertise in qualitative research and design desirable.
Ability to work successfully in a multicultural, multi-ethnic setting.

Responsibilities: Teach upper division classes in pedagogy and physical
education for elementary school children. Develop undergraduate and
graduate level courses in pedagogy. Provide leadership in the area of
secondary school physical education. Serve as Director of Physical
Education Credential Program. Advise credential students and supervise
student teachers. Work closely with the College of Education, and with
the directors of motor learning and motor development laboratories.
Serve as chair and/or member of master's thesis committees. Develop and
direct research in the areas of pedagogy. Possibly teach undergraduate
courses in measurement and evaluation and graduate course in research
methods and design.

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[NOTE: The following information applies to all three positions]

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin January 7,
2000. Positions will remain open until filled.

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vita and three
letters of recommendation to:
Barbara T. Swerkes, Ph.D
Interim Chair
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Northridge
Northridge, CA 91330-8287

General Information:
The Department of Kinesiology is one of six departments in the College
of Health and Human Development. The department offers a comprehensive
educational experience in the study of human movement at the
undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate program emphasizes
a broad core curriculum as the basis for further study in upper division
options of athletic training, dance, exercise science and physical
education. Areas of specialization in the graduate program include
adapted physical education, biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor
behavior and pedagogy. There are currently more than 500 undergraduates
and 80 graduate students pursuing majors within the department.

The Department of Kinesiology is located in the newest and most
comprehensive facility in the CSU system. The 114,000 square-foot
state-of-the-art facility houses laboratories for biomechanics, exercise
physiology, motor behavior, motor development, movement education,
adapted physical education, sports medicine and computer applications.
In biomechanics, the lab includes 3D video analysis, force platform, and
telemetered electromyography capabilities that afford faculty the
opportunity to pursue interests in many areas of biomechanics,
including, but not limited to, sport performance, computer modeling, and
clinical evaluation.

California State University, Northridge, one of the largest of the 23
campuses of the California State University system, is located
twenty-five miles northwest of central Los Angeles in the San Fernando
Valley, a suburb with a multi-ethnic population of over one million
people. The University enrolls approximately 27,700 ethnically diverse
students (20,000 FTEs), served by over 1,500 faculty. Eight colleges
offer baccalaureate degrees in 50 disciplines, master's degrees in 41
fields and teaching credentials in the field of education.


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