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Assistant Professor of Biomechanics

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 6/01/23

Job Description

Assistant Professor of Biomechanics

Job No: 519591
Work Type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Biomechanics
Effective Date: August 17, 2023 (Fall Semester)
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin November 1, 2022. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

College of Health and Human Services
Department of Kinesiology

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology with specialization in biomechanics or highly related field (i.e. Biomedical Engineering, Exercise Science, or similar degree with biomechanics specialization). Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2023
  • Demonstrated potential to teach at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities in biomechanics and related areas
  • Working knowledge of biomechanics specific computer hardware and software (motion analysis systems, Visual3D, MATLAB, OpenSim, Labview, etc.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate biomechanics courses at a college level
  • Experience using musculoskeletal simulation software (i.e. OpenSim)
  • Experience maintaining software and hardware related to biomechanics research
  • Experience teaching in sports medicine and/or motor control area(s)
  • Focused research agenda with a record of publications and/or presentations
  • Potential to develop and obtain grants and external funding
  • Evidence of professional activities
  • Experience of successfully working with populations demographically and socioeconomically similar to the CSULB student body

  • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in biomechanics and research methods/statistics for the exercise science option area. [Mode of instruction may include in-person, hybrid, online, and/or any combination thereof.]
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate student research and projects
  • Serve on master's thesis and comprehensive exam committees
  • Mentor and advise Exercise Science student majors
  • Seek and apply for internal/external funding to support research activities
  • Conduct independent and collaborative research leading to presentation and publications
  • Assist in the management of the Movement Science Laboratory
  • Participate in service to the department, college, and university committees as appropriate

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University's strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:
  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV
  • Names and contact information for three references (to be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation should you reach the finalist stage)
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course evaluations), if applicable
  • Finalists should be prepared to submit an official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

How to Apply: Click Apply Now icon to complete CSULB online application

Requests for information should be addressed to:

Kevin Valenzuela, Ph.D., CSCS
California State University, Long Beach
Department of Kinesiology
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840

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

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy
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CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental), medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Closes: Open until filled

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Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.