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Tenure Track Faculty Psychology/Sociology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport - California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

State: San Luis Obispo, CA
Position: Tenure Track Faculty Psychology/Sociology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport
Deadline: October 1, 2018
Posted: August 28, 2018

Job Description / Duties

KINESIOLOGY & PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA is accepting applications for a full-time, academic year, tenure track position for Assistant Professor of Psychology/Sociology of Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport, beginning September 12, 2019. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Required: Doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Kinesiology or closely related field. Preferred: University teaching experience and research, publication, and external funding history related to psychological and sociological aspects of physical activity, exercise, and sport. Further department information can be found at http://www.kinesiology.calpoly.edu/ or contact Robert D. Clark, Search Committee Chair, rdclark@calpoly.edu. Log on to WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG for application details and to complete an online faculty application; submit to Requisition #104979. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018. Applications received after this date may be considered. EEO.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Doctoral Degree in Sport and Exercise Psychology, Kinesiology or closely related field. Ability to teach the following courses: sport and exercise psychology; applied sport psychology; perspectives in physical activity, sport and gender; and/or sports, media and popular culture. Must also be able to teach one or more of the following: introduction to perspectives in physical activity and motor development. Ability to supervise undergraduate research, demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and to involving undergraduate students in research, and develop and maintain scholarly activities leading to publication or other external validation.

Contact Information

jjone104@calpoly.edu

Employer Profile

California Polytechnic State University, (Cal Poly) is a comprehensive polytechnic university with a strong commitment to its Learn By Doing philosophy. Cal Poly's College of Science and Mathematics offers 12 highly selective Bachelor of Science programs and six Master's degree programs with 158 full-time faculty and nearly 2600 majors. Our distinguished faculty is actively engaged in teaching, scholarship and service. Cal Poly is among the most selective university nationwide; student quality is high, with applications significantly exceeding admissions.

Currently, the department has eleven tenured to tenure-track professors, four full-time lecturers, and eight part-time lecturers. The department serves approximately 500 majors. In addition to our standing B.S. Kinesiology program, we have a new B.S. in Public Health program, which will accept its first class of students during the 2018-2019 academic year. The desired candidate will teach within the B.S. in Kinesiology program and help to further develop and grow the program. The department's website is http://kinesiology.calpoly.edu

Founded in 1901, Cal Poly is one of only five comprehensive polytechnic universities in the nation, with approximately 19,000 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 21 consecutive years. A primarily undergraduate university, Cal Poly offers academically focused students 66 baccalaureate degrees and 27 master's degrees. Operating on the quarter calendar system, Cal Poly takes pride in its "Learn by Doing" approach to teaching and learning, which has characterized Cal Poly since its founding. One of the 23 campuses of the California State University system, Cal Poly has a statewide mandate as a polytechnic university. Situated on 1,321 acres, 155 of which make up the campus core, Cal Poly is one of the largest land-holding universities in the nation and uses all of its land holdings in active support of its educational programs.

Cal Poly is located in historic San Luis Obispo, a city of 44,000, 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on California's scenic Central Coast. With excellent public education resources, recreational facilities and an expanding dedication to the arts, the area is known for its scenic landscapes and extraordinary temperate climate.