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Assitant Professor in Biomechanics: San Jose State University

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  • Assitant Professor in Biomechanics: San Jose State University

    The department of Kinesiology at San José State University in San José, California is seeking applications for a tenure track position in Biomechanics.
    Details and application procedures are listed below.

    Subject to Budgetary Approval
    Department of Kinesiology
    Specialization: Biomechanics
    Job Opening ID (JOID): 24696
    Rank: Assistant Professor

    ● Doctorate in Biomechanics or closely related field by time of appointment
    ● Demonstrated ability to teach classes in biomechanics at the undergraduate and graduate levels
    ● Evidence of scholarly promise, professional engagement, and ability to seek external funding where appropriate
    ● Ability and desire to serve on thesis committees, supervise theses/projects, and advise in both the graduate and
    undergraduate programs
    ● Demonstration of strong writing and oral communications skills
    ● Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as
    might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

    ● Biomechanical scholarship focusing on areas related to health and wellness, exercise as medicine and/or
    physical activity and health promotion
    ● Evidence of mentoring diverse student populations

    ● Teach introductory and advanced classes in biomechanics at the undergraduate level, including introductory
    biomechanics, biomechanical assessment of movement as well as graduate courses in biomechanics
    ● Ability to teach in other areas of the undergraduate and graduate programs, such as research methods and
    general education and/or the physical activity programs
    ● Develop new curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels as needed
    ● Responsibility (or co-responsibility) for the continued development and maintenance of the biomechanics
    research laboratory, including software, hardware, and other technologies related to teaching and research in
    ● Membership and participation in appropriate professional associations
    ● Seek, where possible, collaborative research opportunities and professional relationships with department,
    college, university and community partners
    ● Conduct research, seek external funding where appropriate, present professional papers, and publish in
    professional journals
    ● Serve on department, college, and university committees as appropriate
    ● Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background,
    ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and

    Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    Starting Date: August, 2019

    Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

    Application Procedure:
    For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy,
    research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 12, 2018 to:

    Questions may be directed to:
    Matthew Masucci, Chair – Dept. of Kinesiology. (408) 924-3021;

    Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. 24696

    This position is an excellent opportunity for scholars interested in a career at an institution that is a national leader in
    graduating URM students. San Jose State University has achieved HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) and AANAPISI (Asian
    American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution) designation; 40% of our student population are first generation
    students and 38% are Pell-qualified. As a result, the university is ranked fourth nationally in increasing
    student upward mobility.

    San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the
    southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high technology
    research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural
    attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls
    approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is
    committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from
    multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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    Re: Assitant Professor in Biomechanics: San Jose State University

    A quick reminder that the application deadline (for best consideration) is October 12, 2018.
    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.