California State University - Fullerton, Kinesiology
Assistant or Associate professor position in a Sociocultural subdiscipline with a specialization related to Social Justice, Ethics, and Inclusion
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Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Development
Sociocultural: Social Justice, Ethics, and Inclusion
Effective Date: August, 2022
The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure‐track assistant or associate professor position in a sociocultural subdiscipline with a specialization related to social justice, ethics, and inclusion as they relate to the subject of sport, physical activity, or exercise with appointment to begin August, 2022.
California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, laboratories, research studies, and individually mentored projects. Faculty teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the teaching of core and upper-division courses in the sociocultural disciplines, and potentially the development of courses in their area(s) of specialization. Courses that this person will teach include undergraduate and graduate courses in Philosophy of Sport and the History of Sport, as well as the possibility of Sport Sociology, Sport and Film, Gender and Sexuality in Sport, and the Sociocultural Study of the Olympic Games, or related coursework. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship / creative work commensurate with the requirements for tenure, and for supervising student theses/projects/comprehensive exams as well as potentially contributing to the ongoing work for the Centers and Institutes in the College of Health and Human Development. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, advise students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.
The Kinesiology Department at California State University, Fullerton is nationally renowned for its excellence in sociocultural areas of kinesiology. The department supports two sociocultural courses as part of its core curriculum for kinesiology majors and offers an additional four undergraduate and two graduate courses on sociocultural topics within kinesiology. In addition, the department houses the Center for Sociocultural Sport and Olympic Research, which hosts an annual conference, awards the Robert K. Barney Graduate Student Essay Award, and publishes the peer-reviewed Journal of Olympic Studies. Faculty in this area at CSUF are nationally and internationally recognized for their research expertise with a strong track record of collaboration and support. Additionally, the College of Health and Human Development supports centers that consider aspects of physical activity and exercise as topics for social justice, ethics, and inclusion research, including the Center for Healthy Neighborhoods, the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, and the Center for Successful Aging.
- Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or relevant subdiscipline with a focus on kinesiology subject matter, which may include subdisciplines such as philosophy, history, sociology, cultural studies and similar subdisciplines with a focus on sport, physical activity, or exercise.
- Teaching experience (as lead instructor or teaching assistant) in courses similar to the existing sociocultural courses currently offered by the department (see above) and a commitment to teaching topics that consider issues of access, inclusion, or appreciation for historically underrepresented groups in sport or physical activity. Such topics may include issues stemming from gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion, and social class as well as larger ethical and historical issues that relate to human rights, health disparities, power, privilege, or oppression.
- A strong record of, or potential for, scholarly excellence focusing on issues of social justice, ethics, or inclusion as they relate to sport, physical activity, or kinesiology.
- Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in undergraduate teaching of a very diverse student population, including first‐generation college students.
- Demonstrated, or potential for, success teaching diverse student populations.
- Success or promise in obtaining clearly identified extramural funding for research.
- Leadership in professional organizations and editorial roles with academic journals.
- The potential to collaborate with existing Centers and Institutes at CSUF or establish community partnerships.
A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, visit https://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/faculty.php Choose full time faculty, search for position #500826 to begin the application process and provide the following required materials:
- A letter of intent addressing the required and preferred (if applicable) qualifications listed above, including teaching experience, service experiences, and a brief overview of research agenda (submitted as a single pdf).
- A curriculum vitae.
- Research statement detailing, 1) scholarly agenda, (2) accomplishments, (3) work in progress, and (4) future plans and two representative samples of scholarship (submitted as a single pdf).
- Teaching statement detailing, 1) teaching philosophy, 2), teaching experience and qualifications, 3) courses most suited to teach, 4), three samples of teaching materials illustrating teaching of sociocultural aspects related to kinesiology, such as a course syllabus (if applicable), lecture, or lesson plan (submitted as a single pdf).
- Candidate diversity statement:
- This statement outlines the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help departments identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.
- A list of three references with relevant contact information.
Finalists will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit. Do not complete the References Page of the online application upon initial completion of the application.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Toby Rider at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 657‐278‐7129.
Review of applications will begin on 24 September 2021 and will continue until the position has been filled. The anticipated appointment date is August 2022.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit
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.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.
Toby Rider email@example.com
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