Exercise Science - Assistant / Associate Professor

California State University - Fresno
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 13, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Type
Full Time

California State University, Fresno

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Kinesiology


Title: Exercise Science

Rank: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor

Status: Tenure Track

Start: Fall 2022 (August 2022)

The Assistant or Associate Professor of Exercise Science will teach undergraduate and graduate students, engage in scholarly activity, seek external funding, serve on committees at all levels of faculty governance, provide academic advising to students, chair and serve on thesis committees, and maintain collaborative relationships within and outside the Department, including community outreach. Primary teaching responsibilities and specific assignments will depend upon Department needs and priorities.


The Department of Kinesiology is in the College of Health and Human Services at California State University, Fresno. The Department is one of the largest on our campus and has approximately 1,100 undergraduate students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees in Kinesiology. Undergraduate Kinesiology degree Options include Exercise Science, Physical Education, and Sport Administration. In addition, the Department has approximately 60 graduate students pursuing Master’s degrees in Athletic Training and in Kinesiology with Options in Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, and Sport Administration. The faculty have been honored with numerous awards and recognitions in teaching, scholarship, and service, come from diverse backgrounds, are student-oriented, and are committed to maintaining a collegial working environment.

Due to our unique and diverse student population, California State University, Fresno, is a minority-serving institution. Faculty have received both assigned time and funding through Chancellor, Provost, and College Awards. New Hires have a reduced teaching schedule and advising roster for their first two academic years.

Faculty initiatives are broad and collaborative with faculty from across the University ( CHHS Faculty Research Profiles ). Faculty scholarly activities and faculty-led student projects have won numerous awards over the last several years. The Department has supported faculty in their efforts to expand its state-of-the-art equipment and lab space ( Kines Labs Webpage ) to enhance both teaching and research in exercise science.


Required Education

An earned doctorate from an accredited institution is required.

Required Experience

1. College teaching experience in academic classes.
2. Experience in academic and/or career advising.
3. Experience working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

For an appointment at the level of Associate Professor, successful teaching at the graduate level, and professional and scholarly productivity commensurate with California State University, Fresno standards for promotion to Associate are required.

Required Teaching Qualifications

1. Full-time college teaching experience (at least 1 year at the graduate level) in the Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise performance specifically emphasizing applications in exercise science, fitness, and physical education.

2. The successful candidate must also be able to teach in one or more of the following areas:

Exercise Physiology
Motor Learning / Development
Health and Wellness Promotion
Strength and Conditioning
Research Methods

Preferred Qualifications

1. A minimum of 2 years of full-time college teaching experience in academic classes (at least 1 year at the graduate level).
2. Evidence of seeking and/or acquiring external funding.


Applications submitted after January 18, 2022, will not be considered. Apply online at http://careers.fresnostate.edu/

Attach the following:

1. Letter of interest or cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Names and contact information of three professional references
4. Diversity Statement

For Candidates invited for an on-campus visit, we will request letters of recommendation from your professional references and we will request you send official transcripts.


Search Chair
Dr. Jacobo Morales
Department of Kinesiology

Department Website https://chhs.fresnostate.edu/kinesiology/index.html

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity

The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly ; ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges .

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: www.fresnostate.edu/academics/facultyaffairs/procedures/facultyrtp/ . We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

Territorial Acknowledgement

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land.

Other Campus Information

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml. Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited 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 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website: http://www.calstate.edu/eo/EO-1083.html.

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click http://fresnostate.edu/adminserv/smokefree/index.html

California State University, Fresno is an 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, or protected veteran status.

Advertised: 10 Dec 2021 Pacific Standard Time
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