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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology and/or Exercise Psychology)

Apply now Job no: 504050
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: East Bay
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty - Human Development





THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley. It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.  With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields, minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program.

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences.  The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.

THE DEPARTMENT: Our Department is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a strong emphasis on social justice. The Department received the American Kinesiology Association Inclusive Excellence Award in 2021 and seeks to build on this work.  Applicants for this position must demonstrate the ability and commitment to furthering this work and that their research, teaching and service is informed and guided by diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We have a diverse student body.  The Department has a cross-disciplinary life-sciences, cognitive-behavioral sciences, and humanities approach to kinesiology and requires a broad core for all students.  We offer bachelor’s and master’s in Science degrees and have a Physical Education Single Subject waiver option.  We are a vibrant department currently serving over 800 Majors and in any given term around 3000 non-majors thorough lecture and physical activity classes in the General Education Program.  We currently have 14 tenure-track/tenured faculty, two full-time instructors, over 20 part-time instructors, two laboratory technicians, three advisors, and three support staff. The Department is housed in the Physical Education Building, which encompasses indoor and outdoor lecture and physical activity teaching spaces, two kinesiology teaching/research laboratories that have equipment for exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise testing and prescription, and motor learning/sport psychology, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, two exercise studios, faculty and advising office space, and a main office. Our Department prides itself on its campus-wide recognition of our student-centered approach to teaching, engagement in community service, and scholarly activity.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: We are seeking an energetic and collaborative individual to join our team to complement and strengthen existing expertise and experience. Specific duties of the position include: 

(1) Teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the area of exercise physiology and/or exercise psychology.  Our courses are offered in face-to-face, hybrid, and online formats. Currently the department is pursuing online degree approval.

(2)  Engage in an active line of scholarship in an area consummate with the successful applicant’s expertise.

(3)  All faulty undertake advising responsibilities, departmental administrative and/or committee work, campus-wide committee responsibilities, and service to the community. 

Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Semester, 2022


 (1)        An earned doctorate in kinesiology or closely related field. Applicants who are ABD will be considered, but a successful ABD candidate must complete all requirements for the doctorate by the effective date of the appointment. 

(2)         Expertise, specialized preparation, and the potential to teach in the area of exercise physiology and/or exercise psychology.

(3)         Potential to be a productive scholar.

(4)         Appreciation of a cross-disciplinary approach to kinesiology.

(5)         Experience in working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to excellence in student engagement, mentoring and student success required.


(1)       Experience supervising undergraduate and graduate students.

(2)       Experience in grant writing and obtaining external funding.

(3)       Knowledge and awareness of professional developments related to areas of expertise and the field of kinesiology.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants begins October 15, 2021. The position is considered open until filled. Applications received after October 15, 2021 cannot be guaranteed full consideration. Please submit: (1) A letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in this position announcement; (2) a complete and current vita; (3) a list of the specific classes in our curriculum you are qualified to teach; (4) materials that demonstrate your teaching record; (5)a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising; (6) scanned copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial records are satisfactory); (7) contact information for each of three letters of recommendation with request generated by PageUp; and (8) contact information for three telephone references. Selected applicants will be asked to submit official transcripts at a later date.

You may refer questions regarding the position to:

Department of Kinesiology Main Office
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
Office Phone No.:510-885-3061
Office Fax No.: 510-885-2423
E-Mail Address:

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.  A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status.  The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

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