Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Motor Behavior)

Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology (Motor Behavior)

Job No: 518145
Work Type: Instructional Faculty - Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences, Faculty - Human Development

San Francisco State University, Department of Kinesiology offers an exciting opportunity for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Motor Behavior beginning August 9, 2023. We seek a colleague whose teaching and research interests include motor learning, motor development, and/or neuromotor control. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment -- through their research, teaching, and service -- to centering social and racial justice and advancing the diversity and excellence of our academic community/department/program. The mission of the Kinesiology Department at SFSU is to enhance the theory and practice of Kinesiology and educate students who can apply their knowledge and skills to physical activity contexts such as sport, pedagogy, exercise, performance, rehabilitation, and activities of daily living. The department has over 700 majors and offers two Bachelor's degrees (Exercise and Movement Science, and Physical Education) and a Master's degree. The department embraces an interdisciplinary approach to Kinesiology. The mission of San Francisco State University is to create and maintain an environment for learning that promotes respect for and appreciation of scholarship, freedom, human diversity, and the cultural mosaic of the City of San Francisco and the Bay Area; to promote excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and to provide broadly accessible higher education for residents of the region and state, as well as the nation and world. To fulfill its mission, the University is committed to the following goals:
  • Attracting, retaining, and graduating a highly diverse student body.
  • Providing disciplinary and interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional education that is academically rigorous and intellectually challenging.
  • Providing curricula that reflect all dimensions of human diversity, and that encourage critical thinking and a commitment to social justice.
  • Recruiting, retaining, and supporting a diverse faculty whose teaching demonstrates an active engagement with their individual fields of study and whose creative and scholarly work is an extension of the classroom, laboratory, or studio.
  • Employing a staff and administration reflecting the diversity of our student community and the values of the campus.
  • Fostering a collegial and cooperative intellectual environment that includes recognition and appreciation of differing viewpoints and promotes academic freedom within the University community.
  • Serving the communities with which its students and faculty are engaged. Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate teaching in Motor Behavior, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program focusing on social justice and equity in one's area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Qualifications: Required:
  • Ph.D. in a subdiscipline of Kinesiology related to Motor Behavior. Terminal degree must be completed by the first day of employment.
  • Record of working and communicating effectively with colleagues and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in teaching, and/or scholarship/creative works.
  • Experience teaching and working closely with students from historically underrepresented communities. Preferred:
  • Record of teaching contributions in the areas of motor control, motor learning, motor development, and the general field of Kinesiology.
  • Active record of scholarship related to the subdiscipline of Motor Behavior and evidence of external support or the potential for external funding of these activities.
  • Record of contributing to supportive and collaborative work environments. Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement, and other benefits. Application Procedure: A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please upload the following materials: 1. Cover letter (relating your experience to the required qualifications) 2. Curriculum vitae 3. A diversity statement that is no more than 500 words that provides an understanding of your experience in implementing justice and equity practices that honor and elevate SFSU's diverse student and community populations. Please discuss how you have demonstrated and embedded diversity, equity and social justice in your teaching, research, and service 4. Reprints of up to three recent publications 5. Statement of teaching philosophy and most recent teaching evaluations 6. Contact information of three references Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. David Anderson, Search Committee Chair, at . Review of applications will continue until September 30, 2022, or until the position is filled. CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU). CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception. While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations. San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager. Additional information on the requirements for new hires may be found at the Human Resources web page ( ).

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