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Assistant Professor - Kinesiology - #22-05

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 6/13/22

Job Description

Department: Kinesiology
Faculty Hire Number: 22-05
Rank: Assistant Professor
Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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About the College:

For more information about the College of Health and Human Development, see

About the Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training (MSAT) and the Department:

The extensive curriculum of the Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training (MSAT) prepares students to be equitable and inclusive health care providers who will provide high quality care in multiple employment settings. The MSAT at CSUN is scheduled to accept it’s first cohort, summer 2022. The program is a 2-year, 6-semester, 64-unit degree program. We have a diversity of clinical sites throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties that include 4-year institutions, community colleges, high schools, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals. The diversity of students enrolled in the MSAT mirror CSUN’s demographics, with most students being first generation college and from a diversity of races/ethnicities.

The department of Kinesiology at CSUN is at the forefront in the study of human movement. We offer a comprehensive education toward the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees with the newest and most comprehensive facilities in the CSU system.

The department is a community that educates and inspires its students to understand and appreciate human movement for personal expression and wellness throughout the lifespan. In doing so, students and faculty work together to improve the quality of life for them and their community; the department values and respects the spectrum of human diversity. An integrated approach to the teaching, learning, and application of human movement provides opportunities and experiences to achieve the department's student learning outcomes.

The diversity of courses within our core curriculum prepares the student for study leading to expertise in one of five areas of focus for academic options. These options are Applied Fitness, Dance, Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sports Studies. The Department of Kinesiology also offers two Master’s of Science Degrees: 1) Kinesiology with areas of study in Adapted Physical Activity, Biomechanics, Dance, Exercise Physiology, Motor Behavior, Pedagogy in Physical Education, and Sport Studies; and 2) Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training.

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Applicants must possess a doctorate/terminal degree Athletic Training or related field. ABD candidates will be considered, but must complete the degree before the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate: 1) the ability and commitment to working, educating and mentoring a diverse student population; 2) the potential to teach, conduct research, engage in scholarly and creative activities; and 3) provide leadership as the Clinical Education Coordinator of the Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training. Preferred qualifications include: 1) evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level in athletic training/health care; 2) experience with instructional and educational technology, and innovative teaching techniques; 4) experience with educating and mentoring athletic training students; and 5) a working knowledge of accreditation processes.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join the faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.


Primary administrative responsibilities include serving as the Clinical Education Coordinator of the MSAT. Primary teaching responsibilities include graduate athletic training content in the professional program. Secondary teaching responsibilities include Kinesiology course work that matches the candidate’s experience and abilities. The typical teaching workload is 12 units per semester. The candidate will receive 3 units of workload each semester for administrative duties. Faculty have additional responsibilities such as: 1) student advisement; 2) supervision of graduate research projects/theses; 3) maintaining an active program of scholarly research and publication; and 4) service on department, college, and university committees as appropriate. The successful candidate must conduct publishable research and attempt to secure external funding to support research and scholarly activities. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, evenings, weekends and on-line. The successful candidate will work closely with Athletic Training and Kinesiology faculty in the department.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college of Health and Human Development and the Department of Kinesiology for recommending tenure and promotion.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (reverse chronological order), teaching philosophy with diversity statement, three confidential letters of recommendation, and contact information to the address in the section below. The teaching philosophy (1 page) includes a statement on diversity that conveys a vision for effectively teaching and mentoring students from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds. A separate paragraph outlining experience in multicultural settings and involvement, or ideas, in meeting the needs of a diverse student body should be included. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be 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 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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Kinesiology at [Register to View] .

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Northridge, California, United States