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 2024 Semester; August 20, 2024 


California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks a tenure track faculty for an academic year appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. CSUSM has become one of the fastest growing campuses in the CSU system.  When completed (projected for 2030) the CSUSM campus will accommodate 25,000 full-time students on a 304-acre campus. Providing access to a high-quality education and preparing the leaders of tomorrow remain at the core of what we do.  CSUSM embraces and symbolizes twenty-first century learning.  We offer hands-on and collaborative learning experiences, cutting edge technology and academic programs relevant to the rapidly changing global environment. 


About the Department: 

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, San Marcos creates an environment of innovative research, student-centered learning, and effective community engagement in movement and health. Our vision is to become a leader in the study of movement and health by promoting meaningful student achievement, impactful research, and valuable contributions to our communities. The department consists of 12 tenure-track faculty, 15 lecturers, and over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Areas of research excellence include environmental and occupational physiology, cardiometabolic and perceptual responses to intermittent exercise, pedagogy and mindfulness, exercise-drug interactions, augmented reality, health education and promotion, gait, and influence of load carriage on biomechanics and motor control. Facilities for teaching and research include two exercise physiology labs, a virtual reality lab, motor learning lab, biomechanics lab, phlebotomy space, and a swim flume.  Equipment includes metabolic carts, DXA, BodPod, treadmills, cycle ergometers, physical activity monitors, motion capture systems, bioimpedance analysis devices, thoracic impedance cardiography, instrumented treadmills, and an augmented reality treadmill. 


THE POSITION:  One tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is available for individuals with strong background in kinesiology with a specialization in Biomechanics, Motor Control, Injury Rehabilitation, Health, Public Health, or Movement Pedagogy. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for excellence in research related to their areas of expertise. Individuals are encouraged to describe all areas for which they have demonstrated expertise.   



  • An earned doctorate (e.g., PhD) in Kinesiology or a related field is required.
  • Applicants with ABD (All But Dissertation) status will be considered; Ph.D. must be completed before employment start date.
  • 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 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. 



  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in Kinesiology and teach graduate level courses.
  • Ability to collaborate with other faculty.
  • Evidence of ability to develop and sustain an independent research program leading to original, peer-reviewed publications.
  • Teach courses in Biomechanics, Motor Control, Injury Rehabilitation, Health, Public Health and/or Movement Pedagogy for all Kinesiology undergraduate majors (including potential for graduate level courses). 
  • Assist with offering courses Statistics and Research Methods at the graduate and undergraduate level.
  • Serve on graduate thesis committees.
  • Contribute to program and curriculum development.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range: $6,667 - $7,083 per month 

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


  • Cover letter that addresses the above qualifications, including statements of teaching expertise and research interests 
  • 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 portfolio (e.g. syllabi, assignments, rubrics, etc.) 
  • Course Evaluations from students for previously taught courses 
  • Three Professional References

A review of applications will begin on April 8, 2024; and 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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