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Assistant Professor (TT) in Biomechanics at San Diego State University (San Diego CA)

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  • Assistant Professor (TT) in Biomechanics at San Diego State University (San Diego CA)

    The School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences (ENS) at San Diego State University is searching for a full-time (10-month) tenure-track faculty member in the area of biomechanics. This position will be at the Assistant Professor rank and will begin August 2023. An earned academic doctorate in kinesiology, engineering, rehabilitation science, neuroscience, or related field is required (postdoctoral training/experience desired). Candidates with research expertise in human biomechanics, neuromechanics, or rehabilitation are encouraged to apply. Research experience related to diverse and underserved populations is an asset. The ideal candidate will have the potential for building relationships with existing faculty in the School of ENS and faculty in other centers, schools and departments, such as: engineering, rehabilitation, neuroscience, and/or neuroimaging. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of biomechanics, motor control, measurement and evaluation, and research methods. Opportunities exist for supervision of M.S. degree students in exercise physiology and/or nutritional sciences.

    We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here:

    Review of materials will begin on December 1, 2022 and applications will remain confidential until the candidate accepts an offer for an interview. Please include a cover letter (1 pg maximum); statement of teaching philosophy (1 pg maximum); a research statement (2 pg maximum); and a diversity statement referencing at least 2 of the BIE criteria as outlined above (1 pg maximum). In addition, please include your curriculum vitae. Please be prepared to provide three letters of recommendation after initial screening of applications. Candidates should apply via Interfolio: For questions, please contact Dr. Antoinette Domingo, Search Committee Chair,
    Last edited by Sasha Reschechtko; October 19, 2022, 11:03 AM.