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California State University, Bakersfield
  • Position Number: 2540656
  • Location: Bakersfield, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Physical Education & Kinesiology

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Physical Education and Pedagogy in Kinesiology)
California State University, Bakersfield

Job#: 22/23 SSE 02

Type: Tenure Track Academic Year: 2022/2023 Available: August 2022

Location: Department of Kinesiology
School of Social Sciences and Education
California State University, Bakersfield
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

Contact: Dr. Brian D. Street, Search Committee Chair
E-mail: | Phone: (661) 654-2551

Deadline: Friday, November 12, 2021, but will continue until position is filled.

University Background: California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB), founded in 1970, is a regional, comprehensive university serving the southern San Joaquin Valley of California. CSUB's service area covers nearly 25,000 square miles and is home to a socially and ethnically diverse population of over 11,000 students. CSUB is the only four-year degree granting institution within a 100-mile radius. Due to this, CSUB has a vital role in the educational obtainment, economic development, and quality of life within the region. The accolades CSUB has received include Washington Monthly's #2 Best Bang for the Buck for Western Colleges (2018), Washington Monthly's #6 Best Affordable Elite Colleges and #17 out of 200 for Graduate Schools, and "A Top Public School" by US News and World Report (2019).

CSUB serves 9,800 undergraduate students and 1,400 graduate, credential, and post-baccalaureate students. 63.5% of CSUB's students are Hispanic/Latinx, 4.9% are African-American, 0.2% are Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 0.5% are American Indian/Alaskan Native, 7.1% are Asian, and 2.3% are multiracial. CSUB is a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI).
Commitment to Diversity: The Department of Kinesiology within the School of Social Science and Education at CSUB is committed to academic and inclusive excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body."

School Information: The School of Social Sciences and Education currently houses eight departments. Visit the web page at for additional information about the School's programs and the area.

Department Information: The Kinesiology department at CSUB offers a friendly, supportive, and encouraging environment. Our experienced faculty members get to know their students personally and are dedicated to helping them succeed. The Kinesiology department also offers a number of student internships in physical therapy, sport-specific training, rehabilitation, and long-term care, as well as other service-learning opportunities that provide hands –on experience. For detail information, go to

Position Description: CSUB is looking specifically for a dynamic person with knowledge, skills, and abilities to work cooperatively with current faculty in delivering the current curriculum and offering additional research opportunities to serve more effectively an ever-increasing number of undergraduate majors and graduate students, representing a diverse student body in a culturally diverse community. Teaching assignments may include, but are not limited to, the following existing courses— Techniques of Teaching Lifelong Physical Activity, Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Health, Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology. In addition, the department seeks an individual willing to explore new teaching strategies including online instruction and be willing to teach in our Master of Science program. As a tenure-track Assistant Professor, the candidate must develop, within a normal 6-year probationary period, a sustained record of teaching success (especially at the undergraduate level), research and scholarship (especially involving students), and professionally-related service to the Department, University and local community to justify the award of tenure and promotion to Associate Professor.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. (ABD with degree completed before start date) in Physical Education and Pedagogy in Kinesiology, or closely related field, from an accredited doctoral-granting institution.
Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students.

Preferred Qualifications:
Record of undergraduate teaching success broadly, but specifically in Adaptative Physical Education and courses as or to similar to Techniques of Teaching Lifelong Physical Activity, Child and Adolescent Physical Activity and Health, and Measurement and Evaluation in Kinesiology.
Demonstrated commitment to professional and scholarly activity (extramural funding desirable).
Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students.
Knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to areas of expertise and the field of kinesiology.

Application: Nominations are welcomed and encouraged. Complete applications require the following five (5) items:
Original and personalized letter of application addressing the above qualifications and responsibilities
Current vitae.
Copy of university transcripts verifying academic record and award of doctorate (or anticipated award for ABD)
Copy of publication, submitted manuscript, or professional writing sample
Names and contact information (mailing address, email address, and office telephone number) for at least three professionals familiar with your teaching and scholarship record
A statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion. The statement should include information on how the applicant currently or will potentially promote diversity, equity and inclusion through their teaching, research and service at CSUB.

Please send completed applications to the search committee chair at the address listed above. Search Committee will begin reviewing completed applications on/about Friday, November 12, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Background Check: 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.

Mandated Reported: 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 as a condition of employment.

Clery Act: CSUB's annual crime report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus centers, such as our Antelope Valley Satellite Campus and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from CSUB. The report also includes policies concerning security on campus, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting crimes, sexual assault, and other subjects. Additionally, a daily log of offenses is maintained and can be reviewed at the front desk of the Department of Public Safety. You can obtain a copy of the annual report by contacting the Department of Public Safety/University Police at (661) 654-2111 or by logging on to their website at:

EEO Statement: CSUB is committed to Equal Employment. Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or covered veterans' status.

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