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Job ID: #6.13


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Date Posted:
September 10, 2013

Closing Date:
Open until filled

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Position Description
Tenure-Track Position: Exercise Physiology and Muscle Mechanics
Department of Kinesiology,

Position Available:
Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Exercise Physiology, with expertise in resistance-exercise training, muscular strength development, and muscle mechanics in special populations, e.g., children, the elderly, individuals with disabilities, injured athletes.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctoral degree in a sub-discipline of Kinesiology related to the job description, and demonstrated experience in some application of exercise physiology, muscular strength development, muscle mechanics, and/or rehabilitation. Teaching experience with on-line courses (e.g., hyflex, hybrid, etc.) is desirable. The successful applicant will have the ability to work within a multidisciplinary, team-oriented Department within a multicultural and diverse University. The successful applicant should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship and evidence of the ability to establish and sustain an independent line of research and secure external funding . Interest and ability to extend expertise into the community is expected.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in exercise physiology and muscular strength development. Secondary teaching expertise is expected in rehabilitation, or anatomical kinesiology and biomechanics. 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.

Starting Date:
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:

Dr. Marialice Kern (Chair of Search Committee)
Department of Kinesiology
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, California 94132
Email: mkern@sfsu.edu
Phone: 415-338-1491

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.