Vacancy: Tenure-track faculty in the Sociocultural aspects of Sport and Physical Activity, CSU@Fullerton (15/11 2013)

Department of Kinesiology, College of Health and Human Development
Tenure-Track (Assistant or Associate Professor)
Sociocultural Aspects of Sport/Physical Activity


The Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton seeks to hire tenure-track faculty in the Sociocultural aspects of Sport and Physical Activity. Primary teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate classes in the history of sport, games, and culture, philosophy of human movement, and sport sociology. In addition, areas of teaching responsibility may include gender and sport, introduction to kinesiology, Olympic studies, and/or research methods. Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research and engage in other scholarly activities; participate in curriculum development; advise and direct student research and graduate theses/ projects/exams; provide Department, College, and University service; and provide academic advisement. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, high quality research, and participation in university and professional activities.


Earned doctorate in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or relevant subdiscipline with a focus on kinesiology subject matter; focused ongoing scholarly/creative activity with a record of peer-reviewed publications and potential to attract external funding; successful teaching performance in relevant courses; evidence of significant professional and leadership activities; and ability to work successfully within a culturally diverse university and community.


The Department offers B.S and M.S. degrees in Kinesiology, providing students with several concentrations related tospecific career objectives and sub-disciplinary specializations.  The Department houses several laboratories and offers multiple opportunities for collaboration in its research centers, including the Center for Successful Aging, the Center for the Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention, the Lifespan Wellness Center, the Center for Sport Performance, and the Center for the Advancement of Responsible Youth Sports. Visit the departmental and University websites for additional information about our offerings and faculty:

Rank & Salary

Position is at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, depending on experience. Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as an affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement program through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits visit:

  • Job Control Number:  23603G-14-028
  • Appointment Date:  August 2014

 Application Procedures

Send letter of application, curriculum vita, a brief narrative (2 pages) regarding your views on trends and future directions in main area of research, transcripts of graduate work, up to three examples of scholarly work, copies of teaching evaluation summaries for all courses taught over the past two years, and three letters of recommendation addressed to:

 Dr. Matthew P. Llewellyn, Committee Chair
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6870
Fullerton, CA  92834-6870

Application Deadline:  To be assured full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 15, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

Note:  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.

Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer

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