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Full-Time Lecturer - Kinesiology: Motor Behavior

Apply now Job no: 536725
Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Full Time, Faculty - Health Sciences

 

Position Rank and Title: Full Time Lecturer (1.0) in Motor Behavior

School/Department Name: Kinesiology

Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications, experience, and rank as established by the CSU Salary Schedule. See Benefits Summary for details about the CSU’s excellent employment benefits.

Target Start Date: August 2024

Application Deadline: April 8, 2024 (Applications accepted until filled or closed)


Position Description

The Department of Kinesiology at San José State University seeks qualified candidates for a full-time Lecturer in Motor Behavior beginning in August of 2024. We highly encourage candidates with specializations in any of the following areas including, but not limited to the following to apply: motor learning, motor development, biomechanics, measurement and evaluation, biomechanical assessment, graduate level biomechanics, and graduate level motor learning. This position will be required to teach motor learning, motor development, or biomechanics at the undergraduate level, and may also have the ability to teach other courses within the undergraduate, graduate and general education programs. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level with the potential for teaching excellence in the classroom and through online modalities.

The Department of Kinesiology is committed to preparing our students to be agents of change, who understand cutting edge technologies, and the importance of equity and diversity. The Department houses a dynamic group of faculty and students, and values all facets of kinesiology. We currently have 20 tenure-track/tenured faculty, serving over 1200 undergraduate and graduate students. We train our students in the areas of exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport history, sport philosophy, sport sociology, teacher education, adapted physical activity/education, measurement and evaluation, motor learning, motor development, and sport psychology, among others. The Department strongly values physical activity, and has a robust activity program offering over 40 different activity classes. The Department invites candidates who are interested in being part of a dynamic and collegial faculty, engaging in a broad range of research activities, and who are highly engaged with practices that will lead to student success. The Department of Kinesiology strongly values diversity, equity, and inclusion and is committed to creating and maintaining an atmosphere of social justice. Department of Kinesiology (sjsu.edu)

The Department of Kinesiology and San José State University value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. SJSU enrolls more than 36,000 students, many of whom are historically underserved, and around 45% are first-generation and 38% are Pell-recipients. SJSU is a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) Serving Institution. The university’s commitment to social justice extends from its vibrant, inclusive campus to an international network of over 275,000 alumni. As such, San José State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to equity and inclusion through their research, teaching, and/or service. We ask that all applicants include a Diversity Statement with their application package. A guide to writing this statement can be found at SJSU Diversity Statement Guidelines, along with information about how these statements will be evaluated.


Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or Doctorate in relevant field.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate classes in motor learning, motor development, biomechanics, and/or measurement and evaluation as well as major classes, graduate level classes and/or general education classes as needed.
  • Ability to work collegially.
  • Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a socially and economically diverse student population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Priority will be given to candidates who possess one or more of the following:
  • Doctorate degree in relevant field.
  • A comprehensive understanding of kinesiology as an interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary endeavor, and enthusiasm to work in a multidisciplinary department.
  • Experience working with racially diverse students in the classroom, and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of groups within higher education, and the profession, shape patterns of participation and outcomes.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding and application of kinesiology’s role in addressing health equity and health disparities related to diversity of bodies and how inequities influence how bodies are understood. 
  • Willingness to examine and re-mediate one’s instructional, relational, and classroom practices to more effectively engage and support historically underserved students.


Key Responsibilities

  • Teach motor learning, motor development, biomechanics, and/or measurement and evaluation. May also be expected to teach major classes, graduate level classes, general education classes, and support other departmental needs.
  • Participate in curriculum development related to the College of Health and Human Sciences BS in Interdisciplinary Studies, Health and Healthcare Leadership, currently designed for SJSU online
  • Student advising as needed.
  • The candidate will participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committees and other service assignments.
  • The candidate must demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, abilities, cultural background, ethnicity, religion, economic background, primary language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.


Compensation

Compensation and salary range placement are determined by qualifications and experience. To learn more about range placement, please see University Policy S21-2.

Anticipated starting salary:

L-A / Range 2 - $4530 - $5243
L-B / Range 3 - $5405 - $7750
L-C / Range 4 - $7334 - $7794
L-D / Range 5 - $9668 - $9668

Range salaries above are the anticipated monthly salary rate of full-time academic year (AY) faculty. There are 6 monthly payments per semester (full-time AY annual salary = rate x 12). See the Faculty Salary Schedule for more information.


Application Procedure

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

  • letter of interest
  • curriculum vitae
  • diversity statement (2 page maximum)
  • statement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 page maximum)
  • three references with contact information or three reference letters 

Inquiries may be directed to the Department Chair or Search Committee Chair: Tamar Semerjian, Ph.D. at tamar.semerjian@sjsu.edu 

Employment Conditions

Faculty employees must complete CSU employee training as assigned and required based on their role (e.g., Data Security, FERPA, Preventing Discrimination and Harassment, Title IX, Health and Safety). Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, the faculty member in this position will subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority (CSA). Individuals designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and to complete Clery Act training as determined by the University Clery Director. Questions regarding CSA designation and training can be sent to the Clery Director at clerycompliance@sjsu.edu. The President may recommend or require compliance with safety measures that decrease the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue.

Conditional Offer

The work for this faculty position is located in the State of California and requires commuting to the campus. Employment is contingent upon US residence and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are conditional, 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.

Appointment is contingent upon budget and enrollment considerations and subject to order of assignment provisions in the collective bargaining agreement between California State University and California Faculty Association. These provisions state the order in which available courses must be assigned to faculty, starting with tenure line faculty and ending with new lecturer appointees.

San José State University: Silicon Valley's Public University

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley—one of the most innovative and diverse regions in the world—San José State University is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system and the first public university in the West. Recognized as a national leader in transformative higher education, San José State University is an essential contributor to the economic, cultural, and social development of Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and California. SJSU ranks high nationally in research funding and is second highest in research productivity in the CSU system. Cutting-edge research, combined with world-class scholarship, student-centered learning opportunities, and experiential and interdisciplinary programs, allows SJSU to provide transformative opportunities that advance the public good locally and globally.

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University prohibits discrimination on the basis of Age, Ancestry, Caste, Color, Disability, Ethnicity, Gender, Gender Expression, Gender Identity, Genetic Information, Marital Status, Medical Condition, Military Status, Nationality, Race, Religion, Religious Creed, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Sex Stereotype, and Veteran Status. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

 
Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Security-Report.pdf. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at clerycompliance@sjsu.edu.

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at https://www.sjsu.edu/clery/docs/SJSU-Annual-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf. The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at uhs-frontdesk@sjsu.edu.

 

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