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Job ID: #5.13


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Date Posted:
September 10, 2013

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Position Description
Tenure-Track Position: Physical Activity Specialist-Research Methods/Measurement

Department of Kinesiology
San Francisco State University

Position Available:
Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Physical Activity and Measurement, with expertise in quantitative methodology, assessment, physical activity, and health.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have earned doctoral degree in Kinesiology or closely related field with specialization related to the job description, and demonstrated experience in some application of quantitative methodology to contemporary issues in physical activity and health/wellness. Candidates should embrace a multidisciplinary approach to Kinesiology and be able to teach writing-intensive research methodology and statistics courses and courses focused on the social and psychological aspects of physical activity and health. Candidates should demonstrate evidence of, or potential for, a high standard of teaching and scholarly activity and success in securing external funding. Experience teaching on-line courses (e.g., hyflex, hybrid, etc.) is desirable. In addition, the successful candidate will have the ability to mentor graduate students pursuing a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and members of the university and local community are a necessity. Excellent writing skills are also required. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply, but must have completed their doctoral degree by the first day of the appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will primarily teach writing-intensive undergraduate and graduate research methods and design courses. Secondary teaching expertise is expected in physical activity epidemiology and health/wellness, or an area related to the promotion of physical activity and movement in a specific population, such as; healthy individuals, people with disabilities or injuries, children and youth, or older adults. The successful candidate is expected to develop online courses when applicable and to foster relationships with the local community and with other educational institutions to promote applications of their teaching/scholarship and develop field opportunities for students interested in these applications. The successful applicant will advise students, supervise student research, establish a research/scholarly agenda, seek external funding, and maintain an active professional profile within and outside of the University.

Rank and Salary:
Assistant Professor. Starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Application Consideration:
Review of applications will begin on December 15th . Position will remain open until filled. Applications received after December 15th cannot be guaranteed full consideration.

Fall semester, 2014

The department has over 1,000 majors and offers a bachelor’s and master’s degree. The department embraces an interdisciplinary approach to Kinesiology that emphasizes the influence of the form, function, and effectiveness of movement and physical activity across the lifespan and for special populations, such as individuals with disabilities or chronic diseases. The framework for the degree program encompasses three major subject areas: 1) Social Science: the socio-cultural and psychological factors that serve to constrain and/or define human movement, fitness, and physical activity; 2) Movement Science: the factors that influence the control, learning, relearning, and development of motor skills; and 3) Exercise Science: the variables involved in the physiology of fitness and health, exercise prescription, and fitness programming. The department also has a physical education concentration that prepares students for advanced studies in physical education for elementary, middle and high schools.

SF State awards bachelor's degrees in 124 areas, master's in 105, and a doctorate in educational leadership. Programs offered jointly with University of California campuses include a Ph.D. in education with a concentration in special education with UC Berkeley, and a physical therapy clinical research doctorate degree with UC San Francisco. In addition, SF State offers 11 credential programs and 36 certificate programs. 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 Apply:
Qualified candidates should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of up to three recent publications, and three letters of reference to:

David Anderson, Ph.D. (Chair of Search Committee)
Department of Kinesiology
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132
Email: danders@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415-338-1559

Status of Submission: contact Maria Allain, MPA, meallain@sfsu.edu, 415-338-1258

Application Deadline:
Review of applications will begin December 15th , 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.