COLLEGE: Health and Human Services
POSITION TITLE: Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Biomechanics
The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the College of Health and Human Services (HHS) where 17 tenure-track faculty, three full-time instructors and over 30 part-time instructors serve a diverse population of over 1000 undergraduate and graduate students. The Department is located in Solano Hall with distinct laboratory spaces for Motor Learning & Control, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Sport Psychology, Athletic Training/Care and Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE).
Undergraduate students can obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in one of two majors: Exercise Science or Kinesiology. The Exercise Science major is structured to provide students a strong foundation in science (physiology, biology, chemistry, biomechanics) as it relates to the human body and exercise. Exercise Science majors can choose to pursue one of two concentrations including Clinical Exercise & Rehabilitation or Health Fitness/Strength Conditioning. The Kinesiology major is structured to provide students a multi-disciplinary approach to the student of human movement and a strong foundation in the physical and social sciences as it relates to movement and physical activity. The Kinesiology major offers five concentrations including Athletic Administration, Athletic Care, Athletic Coaching Education, Physical Activity and Wellness, and Physical Education Teacher Education.
The Department of Kinesiology also offers a Master of Science program with a concentration in Exercise Science. Graduate students in the Exercise Science concentration can specialize in Strength and Conditioning (including a Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Certificate).
We invite applications for a tenure-track position in Biomechanics, or related disciplines. Applicants should possess: 1) theoretical and applied knowledge in biomechanics and kinesiology 2) awareness of, and willingness to execute high impact teaching and advising practices to a diverse student population, 3) an active scholarly agenda in Biomechanics or related area, and 4) a willingness and desire to serve a diverse population at the University, professional and local community levels.
- Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in biomechanics, kinesiology, and related topics to a diverse student population
- Develop and maintain an active, collaborative program of research/scholarly activities
- Advise a diverse student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels students
- Supervise graduate research projects/theses
- Actively contribute and collaborate in both internal (Department, College and University) and external (Community) professional service activities
- Seek and apply for internal and/or external grant funding
- Doctorate in Biomechanics or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered and must complete the doctoral degree by December 2023
- Ability to effectively teach a diverse population of students at the undergraduate and graduate level
- Experience in sports and exercise biomechanics and/or applied movement contexts
- Record of scholarship in exercise biomechanics and/or applied movement
- Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in teaching, scholarship, and service
Experience in using a wide variety of teaching methodologies and perspectives that integrate diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice issues in the curriculum
- Evidence of collaboration with diverse students and faculty
- ONE (1) or more years of post-doctoral research experience in academic, government or industry
- Experience or planned research and teaching interest using motion capture, force plates, EMG
- Record of peer reviewed publications and/or conference presentations
- Record of internal and/or external grant activities
Initial review of applications will start November 18, 2022. Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:
- Cover letter that includes a concise statement of teaching philosophy, research/scholarly plan and service activities
- Current curriculum vitae (including a list of peer reviewed publications and any evidence of training and experience in teaching biomechanics, kinesiology, and related topics)
- A one-page statement on the role of equity, diversity and inclusion as it relates to the Sac State students and faculty (see Diversity Statement Prompt*)
- Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview)
- The names and contact information of at least three references who will speak to the professional qualifications of the applicant. After the initial review date, the three references listed on the application will be contacted by the committee to arrange a call via phone or Zoom. The search committee asks that applicants notify their references in advance so that the calls can be arranged in a timely manner.
*Diversity Statement Prompt
Sacramento State values diversity and inclusion and has made a university-wide commitment to being an inclusive institution. Because of our commitment to building a diverse educational environment and an inclusive campus where all students, faculty, staff, and administrators feel welcome and do belong, applicants are invited to submit a diversity statement describing:
- Their individual commitment to diversity and inclusion;
- Ways the concepts of diversity and inclusion have been or will be brought into coursework;
- Diverse and inclusive pedagogy that can be used to create an equitable and inclusive learning environment to support all student success;
- Ways their individual scholarship (current or future) contributes to building and/or supporting diverse communities.
Please direct questions to: Dr. Paolo Taboga, Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Sacramento State
Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1,800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sacramento State is dedicated to student success, diversity, equity and inclusion, community engagement, philanthropy, and campus safety.
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Out of State Employment
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