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  • Faculty Position Announcement - Cal State San Marcos

    The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, San Marcos invites applications for a tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall 2011. Applicants should have teaching and research specialization in Human Motor Control.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Earned Ph.D. in Kinesiology/Exercise Science/Bioengineering or related field with training and research in the area of Human Motor Control. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2011). Candidates must demonstrate the potential for success in teaching undergraduate students, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus. Candidates must also provide evidence of their ability to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program involving undergraduate students, leading to original, peer-reviewed publications.

    DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants with the ability to teach courses in additional areas such as measurement and evaluation, movement anatomy, analysis of weight training, and/or biomechanics are preferred. CSUSM places great value upon the development of educational and research partnerships within the community and candidates with a history of interdisciplinary collaboration and/or community-based research are desirable.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in motor control and learning and other courses related to their expertise This individual will also be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate Kinesiology majors, develop and maintain an independent research program, and serve on college and university-level committees. As part of a growing department within the newly formed College of Education, Health and Human Services, the successful candidate will serve an important role in the development of new graduate programs and will enhance the education of our majors through experiential learning and student research.

    APPLICATION: Applications must include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that address the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications, and three letters of recommendation. Please identify the position for which you are applying and submit application materials via email to: Please instruct authors of letters of recommendation to submit letters directly to:

    Kara A. Witzke, Ph.D. Kinesiology Search Committee Chair
    Department of Kinesiology
    California State University San Marcos
    333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.
    San Marcos, CA 92096-0001
    Phone: (760) 750-7355

    TIMELINE: A review of applications will begin on Feb. 1, 2011, however, the position will remain open until filled.

    CSU San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, sexual orientation and identity, gender, age, and disability or veteran's status.

    The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

    CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named as one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.

    Jeff Nessler, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Dept of Kinesiology
    California State University, San Marcos
    San Marcos, CA 92096
    760.750.7352 (p)
    760.750.3190 (f)