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Asst. Prof. Biomechanics/Perf. Enhancement, California State University Fullerton

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  • Asst. Prof. Biomechanics/Perf. Enhancement, California State University Fullerton

    Biomechanics / Performance Enhancement
    Tenure Track / Assistant Professor


    The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biomechanics/Performance Enhancement (ten month academic year appointment). Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate classes in biomechanics and one or more of the following areas: anatomy, motor control, motor learning, introduction to kinesiology, statistics and/or research methods. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research and engage in other scholarly activities; participate in curriculum development; advise and direct student research and graduate theses/projects/exams; provide Department, College, and University service; and provide academic advisement. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, high quality research, and participation in university and professional activities.


    Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or relevant sub-discipline; focused ongoing scholarly/creative activity with a record of peer-reviewed publications and potential to attract external funding; successful teaching performance in relevant courses; evidence of professional and leadership activities; and ability to work successfully within a culturally diverse university and community. Experience in both applied and basic research in both laboratory and field-based settings aimed at delivering proven performance enhancement feedback to both elite and recreational athletes. Experience in development of high performance-training practices that utilize a trans disciplinary approach capable of translating evidence-based research into consumer-based services.


    The Department (with over 2,000 majors) offers B.S and M.S. degrees in Kinesiology, providing students with several concentrations related to specific career objectives and sub-disciplinary specializations. The Department houses several laboratories including a dedicated 1700 square foot state of the art Biomechanics Laboratory featuring a nine camera motion capture system, two force plates, tethered and wireless EMG systems, portable indoor-outdoor ball-flight and launch monitor and a golf simulator. The Department offers multiple opportunities for collaboration in its research centers, including the Center for Successful Aging, the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, the Lifespan Wellness Center, the Center for Sport Performance, and the Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sports. Visit the Kinesiology ( and University ( websites for additional information about our offerings and faculty.

    Rank & Salary

    Position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement program through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits visit:

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    Appointment Date
    August 2014

    Application Procedures
    Send letter of application, curriculum vita, a brief narrative (2 pages) regarding your views on trends and future directions in main area of research, transcripts of graduate work, up to three examples of scholarly work, copies of teaching evaluation summaries for all courses taught over the past two years, and three letters of recommendation addressed to:
    Chair, Biomechanics Search Committee
    Department of Kinesiology
    California State University, Fullerton
    P.O. Box 6870
    Fullerton, CA 92834-6870
    Application Deadline
    To be assured full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 15, 2013. The position will remain open until filled. Expressions of interest will be held in confidence and references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission.

    California State University, Fullerton is a large, comprehensive, urban university with approximately 1,835 full- and part-time faculty and a diverse student body of approximately over 37,677 enrolled in Fall 2012. The university offers a broad spectrum of degree programs in liberal arts and sciences as well as applied and professional fields with 55 at the baccalaureate level and 52 graduate programs including doctorates in educational leadership and nursing practice. Learning is preeminent at Cal State Fullerton. We combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaborations to expand knowledge. Research and other creative activities are enhanced by the proximity of the campus to nationally recognized business, cultural, and educational institutions. Faculty members were awarded more than $22.8 million in grants and contracts for research and scholarly activities in 2011-12. The university has a longstanding tradition of collegial governance. Cal State Fullerton is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. CSUF is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (the only one in Orange County) and an Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institution. We are ranked 8th in the nation in terms of baccalaureate degrees awarded to minorities. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State Fullerton is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, disability or Veteran's status or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

    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.

    Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/
    Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer
    Achieving a Climate of Success through Diversity & Inclusion