Associate Professor - Director of Athletic Training - Kinesiology - #22-06

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Northridge
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Probationary, Health Professionals, Full Time


Department:  Kinesiology

Faculty Hire Number: 22-06

Rank: Assistant/Associate Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary:Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. As an HSI (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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About the College:

For more information about the College of Health and Human Development, see

About the Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training (MSAT) and the Department:

The extensive curriculum of the Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training (MSAT) prepares students to be equitable and inclusive health care providers who will provide high quality care in multiple employment settings. The MSAT at CSUN is scheduled to accept its first cohort, summer 2022. The program is a 2-year, 6-semester, 64-unit degree program. We have a diversity of clinical sites throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties that include 4-year institutions, community colleges, high schools, rehabilitation clinics and hospitals. Diversity of students enrolled in the MSAT mirror CSUN’s demographics, with most students being first generation in college and from a wide range of races/ethnicities.

The department of Kinesiology at CSUN is at the forefront in the study of human movement. We offer a comprehensive education toward the Bachelor and Master of Science degrees with the newest and most comprehensive facilities in the CSU system.

The department is a community that educates and inspires its students to understand and appreciate human movement for personal expression and wellness throughout the lifespan. In doing so, students and faculty work together to improve the quality of life for them and their community; the department values and respects the spectrum of human diversity. An integrated approach to the teaching, learning, and application of human movement provides opportunities and experiences to achieve the department's student learning outcomes.

The broad range of courses within our core curriculum prepares the student for study leading to expertise in one of five areas of focus for academic options. These options are Applied Fitness, Dance, Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sports Studies. The Department of Kinesiology also offers two Master’s of Science Degrees: 1) Kinesiology with areas of study in Adapted Physical Activity, Biomechanics, Dance, Exercise Physiology, Motor Behavior, Pedagogy in Physical Education, and Sport Studies; and 2) Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training.

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The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member to serve in the role of Director of Athletic Training at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. 

The successful candidate will teach Athletic Training and Kinesiology courses as well as maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication.The typical teaching workload is 12 units per semester; 3 units of workload will be provided for administrative duties each semester. Teaching on weekdays, evenings, weekends and on-line may be required.

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she/they is/are housed for recommending tenure and promotion. 


As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, 4.8% are Black/African American, 0.1% are Native American, and 0.1% are Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander.  The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate/terminal degree in Athletic Training or a related field from an accredited institution
  • Certification by the Board of Certification, Inc (BOC)
  • The ability and commitment to working with, educating and mentoring a diverse student population
  • The potential to teach, conduct research, and engage in scholarly and creative activities
  • The ability to provide leadership as the Clinical Education Coordinator of the Master of Science Degree in Athletic Training. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level in athletic training/health care
  • Experience with instructional and educational technology, and innovative teaching techniques
  • Experience with educating and mentoring athletic training students
  • A working knowledge of the accreditation process

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. 

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin December 6, 2021. Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. To submit an application and for more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit this link:

Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae (reverse chronological order), teaching philosophy with diversity statement, reference list and contact information as directed in the section below. The teaching philosophy (2 page maximum) 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 for meeting the needs of a diverse student bodyshould be included. In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates. 

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.

General Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Northridge has made crime-reporting statistics available on-line here. Print copies are available by request from the Department of Police Services, the Office for Faculty Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Diversity.

The person holding this position may be 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 1083as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. To learn more visit our Matadors Forward site:

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Kinesiology at 818.677.3205.

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