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  • Assistant/Associate Professor (Tenure-track) in Neuromechanics, Biomechanics, Motor Control, Neuroscience

    Faculty Position Announcement

    Application Review Begin Date: September 1, 2021

    Job Number: 501335

    Application Link:

    Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenure-Track

    Location: Fullerton

    Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association

    Department of Kinesiology College of Health and Human Development Assistant/Associate Professor Fall 2022

    The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to begin Fall 2022 in Neuromechanics, Biomechanics, Motor control, Neuroscience, or related disciplines. This position is open to candidates with training in a variety of areas, but preference will be given to scholars whose training and work focuses on clinical populations with motor dysfunction. Primary teaching assignments will include both introductory and upper-level biomechanics and motor control courses (e.g., Principles of Human Movement, Human Motor Control and Learning, Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement, Biomechanics of Musculoskeletal Injury, Motor Control and Movement Dysfunction, Advanced Study in Biomechanics).

    California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

    CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in the discipline, and of courses in their area(s) of specialization. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship and creative activities commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

    Required Qualifications

    • Earned doctorate in Neuromechanics, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field by the time of appointment;

    • A strong foundation/training in Neuromechanics, Biomechanics research techniques, and Motor Control theories;

    • Demonstrated ability/potential to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education to a diverse student population, including first‐generation college students;

    • Record of scholarship in their respective area of specialization; and

    • A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

    Preferred Qualifications The Department is particularly interested in candidates with:

    • Experience working with clinical populations with motor dysfunction.

    • Familiarity/experience with high-impact teaching practices.

    Application Materials A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for position #501335, and provide the following required materials:

    • A letter of intent indicating what attracted you to this position at CSUF and how you meet the required (we are particularly interested in your training in neuromechanics, biomechanics and motor control theories) and preferred (if applicable) qualifications listed above. The letter of intent should also address how your experiences prepared you to serve the department, university, and scientific communities (submitted as a single pdf).

    • A curriculum vitae.

    • Research statement detailing, 1) scholarly agenda, (2) accomplishments, (3) work in progress, and (4) future plans and two representative samples of scholarship (submitted as a single pdf).

    • Teaching statement detailing, 1) teaching philosophy and how it shapes, or would shape, your course content, 2), teaching experience and qualifications, and 3) courses most suited to teach (submitted as a single pdf).

    • Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence o This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.

    • A list of three references with relevant contact information. o Semi-finalists will be required to have three letters of recommendation submitted. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

    Please direct all questions about the position to: Joao Barros (Search Committee Chair) at or call 657‐278-5986.

    Application Deadline To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by September 1, 2021. The anticipated appointment date is August 17, 2022.

    Additional Information

    Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

    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.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

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