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Tenure Track Instructional Faculty – Kinesiology & Health Science at California State University

Campus Information
California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city’s two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University’s approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor’s degree in 58 disciplines, the master’s degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers.

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California’s capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. The proximity of California State University, Sacramento to the California legislature and other agencies of state and federal government provides unparalleled opportunities for faculty and students to participate in public service through policy research internships, and employment.

Hiring Dept. Information
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science is housed within the College of Health and Human Services.  The Kinesiology program offers a Bachelor of Science degree with two concentrations of study in Exercise Science and Physical Education, a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, a Master of Science with two concentrations of study (Exercise Science and Movement Studies), and a Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Certificate.  Two minor programs, Coaching and Supplementary Authorization in Physical Education, are also available.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university.  At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority.  In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community.  Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.

– Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in motor control and motor learning.
– Participate in curriculum development in the Exercise Science concentration.
– Advise undergraduate and graduate students.
– Develop a successful research and scholarly record.
– Participate in both internal and external professional service activities.
– Demonstrate collegiality in all aspects of faculty engagement.


– Doctorate in Motor Control, Neuromuscular Physiology, or related field by August 2017. ABD
candidates will be considered. If ABD, candidates will be required to complete the doctoral
degree by August 2017.


– Record of effective university teaching.
– Postdoctoral experience in a laboratory specializing in motor control and exercise.
– Record of peer reviewed publications and external grant activity in neuromuscular physiology
of exercise and/or exercise effects on the central nervous system with focus in human
performance, disease prevention, rehabilitation, aging/learning, or memory.
– Experience working with diverse student populations.
– Ability to work with graduate students through thesis supervision.
– Knowledge of assessment/accreditation (ACSM) of exercise science programs.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank beginning with the Fall 2017 semester. Salary at time of hire will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience.

Candidate will be required to provide official transcripts of their highest degree earned and must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Application Review
Review of applications will begin December 12, 2016; and continue until the position is filled.
Application Procedures
Applications are only accepted through the Sacramento State jobs website located at  Instructions on how to apply can also be found at this link.  External applicants can apply by clicking on the Faculty, Staff, and Management Opportunities link.  Internal applicants can apply by logging on My Sac State.

Candidates must include the following attachments with the application:

1. Cover letter that includes a statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests;
2. Current curriculum vita or resume;
3. Evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., syllabi, teaching evaluations);
4. The names and contact information of at least five references who will speak to the
professional qualifications of the applicant;
5. Unofficial transcripts of all college work (official transcripts required if invited for an interview).

Please direct questions only to:  Dr. Rodney Imamura, Search Committee Chair, at (916) 278-7477; or email:

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States.

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment.  If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit

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Background Check
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.
Child Abuse and Neglect Report
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 the California State University Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

For questions regarding application requirements for Job #101825, please send an email to  Please include the Job ID # in the subject line of the email.

For technical difficulties, please contact our IRT help desk at (916) 278-7337.

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