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Assistant Professor of Biomechanics

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 2, 2022

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Assistant Professor of Biomechanics
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Development
Assistant Professor
Fall 2023

The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position in Biomechanics at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2023. This position is open to candidates with training in Biomechanics whose research focuses on clinical (e.g. musculoskeletal injury) or sports biomechanics. Primary teaching assignments will include undergraduate and graduate Biomechanics courses.

California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Biomechanics and supervising students in the Biomechanics laboratory. This person will also be responsible for producing scholarship and creative activities commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department, mentor graduate students, serve on committees, and participate in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications
  • Earned doctorate in Kinesiology or related field with an emphasis in Biomechanics by the time of appointment;
  • Demonstrated ability/potential to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education to a diverse student population, including first‐generation college students;
  • Record of scholarship in the area of clinical or sports biomechanics; and
  • A demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in teaching, scholarship, and/or service.

    Preferred Qualifications
    The Department is particularly interested in candidates with:
  • Experience teaching coursework in Biomechanics
  • Experience with programming (MATLAB, Visual 3D, etc.)

    Application Materials
    A complete on‐line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">, choose full-time faculty, search for position #520879, and provide the following required materials:
  • A letter of intent indicating what attracted you to this position at CSUF and how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. We are particularly interested in your teaching experience and research agenda in clinical or sports biomechanics. Your letter should also address your preparation and interests in service to the department, university, and scientific community (submitted as a single pdf).
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Research statement and two representative samples of scholarship (all submitted in a single .pdf). Your statement should detail: 1) scholarly agenda; (2) accomplishments, (3) work in progress, and (4) future plans.
  • Teaching statement detailing: 1) teaching philosophy and how it shapes, or would shape, course content; 2) teaching experience and qualifications; and 3) Biomechanics content that align most closely with your interest and expertise (submitted as a single pdf).
  • Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
  • This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas.

  • A list of three references with relevant contact information.
  • Semi-finalists will be required to have three referents submit letters of recommendation. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

    Please direct all questions about the position to: Melissa Montgomery, PhD, ATC (Search Committee Chair) at or by phone at 657‐278-7867.

    Application Deadline
    To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 15, 2022. The anticipated appointment is August 2023.

    Additional Information

    Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

    The Assistant Professor (Academic Year) classification salary range is $5,405 to $11,994 per month (12 monthly payments per academic year). Anticipated hiring range is $6,345 to $6,477 per month. Faculty salaries are subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

    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.

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

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.

    Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

    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. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

    In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

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