CSUSM Recruitment

CSUSM Recruitment

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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Marcos
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences


Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Kinesiology
Starting Date: Fall 2023 

Minimum Qualifications 

An earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D.) in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) or a closely related field is required. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2023). The candidate should have a demonstrated record of success in teaching and research commensurate with the qualifications for Assistant Professor at CSUSM. The candidate should also have evidence of potential for success in teaching movement pedagogy to undergraduate students. Experience in teaching, research, or other creative activities, and the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus is required. Candidate must have experience working with college-level students and practical experience in preparing manuscripts and grant proposals.

Preferred Qualifications 

Demonstrated ability to teach courses in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) for all Kinesiology undergraduate majors and teach the graduate level pedagogy course along with the graduate level Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP) seminar. Ability to collaborate with other faculty to Evidence of ability to develop and sustain an independent research program leading to original, peer-reviewed publications. Desired/Preferred Qualifications include the following:

  • Expertise in carrying out qualitative or post-positivist research
  • Expertise and ability to teach other kinesiology courses including but not limited to physical education for diverse populations, physical education for elementary teachers, physical education methods, research methods, and statistics.
  • Demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service.
  • History of interdisciplinary collaboration and/or community-based research.
  • Professional affiliation with organizations such as SHAPE America, AERA, and NAHKE.
  • K-12 teaching experience is highly desirable.


Key tasks may include (but are not limited to):

  • Teach courses in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) for all Kinesiology undergraduate majors and teach the graduate level pedagogy course along with the graduate level Kinesiology Physical Activity Program (KPAP) seminar. 
  • Assist with offering other courses in their expertise at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Carry out and disseminate research germane to their training and specialization.
  • Serve on graduate thesis committees.
  • Serve on University, College, and Department level committees. 
  • Contribute to program and curriculum development.
  • Provide career advising and mentorship to undergraduate and graduate Kinesiology students.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,501 - $6,917 per month

CSU Classification Salary Range: $5,405 - $11,994 per month

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • A cover letter that addresses the above qualifications, including statements of teaching expertise and research interests.
  • A narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Up to two (2) samples of written work (e.g. representative publications).
  • Up to two (2) samples of teaching artifacts (e.g. syllabi, assignments, rubrics, etc.).
  • Course Evaluations from students for previously taught courses.
  • Contact information for 3 professional references. 

Review of applications will begin on December 09, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit Faculty Opportunities for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation and veteran or military status.

Per the California State University’s Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is prohibited from hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California. Working in the State of California is a condition of employment.

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 December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

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 CSU Covid Policy. Questions should be sent to the Office of Human Resources at hr@csusm.edu

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act Notification can be found at Clery Act Notification.

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