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Assistant/Associate Professor in Pedagogy in Physical Education - California State University, Northridge

State: Northridge, CA
Position: Assistant/Associate Professor in Pedagogy in Physical Education
Deadline: January 15, 2021

Job Description / Duties

Primary teaching responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Pedagogy in Physical Education. The typical teaching load is 12 units per semester. Faculty have additional responsibilities such as: student advisement; supervision of graduate research projects/theses; maintaining an active program of scholarly research and publication; service on department, college, and university committees as appropriate. The successful candidate must conduct publishable research and attempt to secure external funding to support research and scholarly activities. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, evenings, weekends and on-line. The successful candidate will work closely with other physical education faculty in the department and university.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Applicants must possess a doctorate in Kinesiology or closely related field of study with an emphasis in pedagogy/curriculum and instruction from an accredited institution. ABD candidates will be considered, but must have completed the doctorate before the time of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate the potential to teach, conduct research, engage in scholarly and creative activities, and provide leadership in the areas of elementary and secondary physical education. Preferred qualifications include: 1) evidence of successful teaching experience at the K-12 level in physical education; 2) evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level; 3) experience with instructional and educational technology; 4) evidence of successful teaching in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) related coursework; 5) experience with supervising student teachers or mentoring new teachers; and 6) a working knowledge of accreditation processes. Applicants should possess a broad and balanced view of the discipline of Kinesiology, valuing equally the biological, socio-cultural, and aesthetic knowledge of human movement across the life span.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join the faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

Candidates must demonstrate a commitment and ability to teach, mentor, and work with a diverse student population.

All appointments are contingent upon Provost’s approval and budget considerations.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

Additional Information

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Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (reverse chronological order), teaching philosophy with diversity statement, three confidential letters of recommendation, and contact information to the address in the section below. The teaching philosophy (1 page) includes a statement on diversity that conveys a vision for effectively teaching and mentoring students from a wide range of cultural and educational backgrounds. A separate paragraph outlining experience in multicultural settings and involvement, or ideas, in meeting the needs of a diverse student body should be included. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

How to Apply:
This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants for this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge to:

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CSUN’s Commitment to You:
CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As both an AANAPISI & HSI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution & Hispanic Serving Institution), CSUN welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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