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Kinesiology and Recreation Administration: Motor Behavior Humboldt State University

Kinesiology and Recreation Administration: Motor Behavior
Humboldt State University
Vacancy Announcement
Faculty Tenure-Track Position
Starting August 2017
Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
JOB #7722
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state
DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in motor behavior.
RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointees qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at:
Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at:
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned doctorate in Kinesiology Motor Behavior, Motor Control, Motor Learning, Motor Development or closely related discipline (such as Neuromechanics) from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress toward doctorate degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
• Ability or potential for effective teaching in kinesiology/motor behavior;
• Ability or potential for building successful partnerships with community agencies or groups;
• Expertise in motor behavior, motor control, motor learning, or motor development research methods;
• Commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
• Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity;
• Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
• Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (majors, general education students, etc.); and
• Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
• Potential for effective teaching in a specialty area of motor behavior;
• Record of or strong interest in cross-disciplinary research; and/or
• Record of or strong interest in pedagogy/education research; and/or
• Record of or potential to teach courses outside the applicant’s specialty area(s); and/or
• Interest and ability to develop external funding proposals.
At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit:
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.
PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record with undergraduate and graduate students. Instructional assignments may include: Motor Development/Learning, Foundations of Kinesiology, Structural Kinesiology, Senior Seminar, Research Techniques, Statistics, and Evaluation Techniques. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity with graduate and undergraduate students; and service to the University, profession and community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester (6 weighted teaching units per academic year). The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.
GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration houses undergraduate programs in Kinesiology and Recreation Administration and a graduate program in Kinesiology. The Kinesiology major has 500 major and minor students. Additional information about the Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration can be found at:
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials:
• Letter of application;
• Curriculum vita
• Application for Academic Employment:
• Supplemental Application for Academic Employment:
• Teaching Evaluations, if available;
• Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
• Names and contact information for three professional references.
Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.
Submission of the application materials should be sent as a single PDF document, in the order listed above to:
In letter of application, please refer to Job #7722.
Please direct any other questions pertaining to this position to:
Dr. Justus Ortega, Search Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-4274
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 15, 2016. Early response is encouraged.
HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.
Human Resources
Siemens Hall – Room 211
Arcata, CA 95521-8299
(707) 826-3626
Fax: (707) 826-3625
It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education – or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.
Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.
Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at
Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
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.

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