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    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


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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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