Friday, July 12, 2013

JOB: California State University


*OAA Position No. 14-15 KIN-DEPTCHAIR-TT

THE UNIVERSITY:  California State University, East Bay is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. There are two scenic campuses—one in the Hayward Hills overlooking San Francisco Bay and the other in the Concord foothills of Mt. Diablo—plus a professional center in dynamic downtown Oakland. The two campuses’ proximity to the major Bay Area cities provides unique cultural opportunities including museums, art galleries, aquariums, planetariums, plays, musicals, sports events, and concerts. Their nearness to the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Nevada Mountains offers recreational diversion as well as excellent laboratories for educational studies. The ten major buildings of the Hayward Hills campus, on 342 acres, contain over 150 classrooms and teaching laboratories, over 177 specialized instructional rooms, numerous student oriented computer labs and a library, which contains a collection of over one million items accessible through HAYSTAC, its on-line catalog. CSUEB’s Concord Campus provides full instructional support for several programs ( Its five buildings on 395 acres feature lecture halls, seminar rooms, computer labs, science labs, an art studio, theatre and library. The University has an enrollment of approximately 13,000 students with 600 faculty. CSUEB is organized into four colleges: Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences; Business and Economics; Education and Allied Studies; and Science. The University offers bachelor's degrees in 45 fields, minors in 66 fields, and master's degrees in 31 (in addition to Special Majors). Other programs lead to teaching, specialist, pupil personnel services, and administrative services credentials. To learn more about CSU, East Bay visit

THE DEPARTMENT: Kinesiology is housed in the College of Education and Allied Studies, where 55% of students are female, 29% White, 23% Hispanic, 21% Asian/Pacific Islander, 11% African American, and 16% Mixed or Other. The kinesiology department has over 600 majors and offers baccalaureate and master’s degrees. The department has a long tradition of taking a disciplinary approach to the field of kinesiology and requires a broad core for all students. Expertise of the current tenure track faculty range from humanities to social/behavioral sciences to life sciences, as well as pedagogy and other applied practices. The department currently has the following undergraduate options: Therapeutic Studies (for the allied health fields); Exercise, Nutrition, & Wellness; Physical Education Teaching, and two new options: Social Justice in Sport and Physical Activity Studies. The program offers the opportunity to teach and conduct research with a diverse student body and faculty.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: This is a department chair position. It requires leadership and management across all aspects of department functions. The chair is expected to:
  • Provide innovative and progressive leadership to the department.
  • Work collaboratively with 10 tenure track faculty, 20 part time faculty, 5 staff members and nearly 600 majors to achieve departmental goals.
  • Assume administrative and budgetary responsibility for all department programs.
  • Encourage and participate in scholarship activities.
  • Promote continual quality assurance and development of undergraduate, graduate, and scholarly programs.
  • Articulate the role of kinesiology at the college, university, and community level.
  • Teach selected graduate and undergraduate classes.
  • Participate as a member of the college council of chairs leadership team.

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

RANK AND SALARY: Associate to Full Professor.  Rank and salary is dependent upon educational preparation and academic experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

DATE OF APPOINTMENT:  Fall Quarter 2014

QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must have an earned doctorate in kinesiology or closely related field with specialized preparation in one or more of the content areas offered in the major core. Additionally, applicants should have a well-established record of scholarly productivity. Candidates for this chair position will be expected to provide clear and compelling evidence of collaborative leadership, faculty support, and the promotion of academic programs within a public university structure. Experience in fundraising and development of external support is most desirable. Candidates must be committed to a broad cross-disciplinary approach to kinesiology and the stated mission and student learning outcomes of the department and CSU East Bay. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated interest in professional or community-based applications in kinesiology and support of a diverse student body largely preparing for kinesiology-related professions outside academia. An innovative vision of the role and application of kinesiology over the next 20 years and beyond will be highly valued.
Demonstrated ability to teach, advise, and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds. 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 First deadline: Oct. 15, 2013.  All positions will be considered open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita, and names and affiliations of three people who can provide a reference letter when called upon.
If you have any questions regarding the position please contact Dr. Jeff Simons, Chair search committee, or Dr. Penny McCullagh, Chair, Department of Kinesiology by email:

Dr. Jeff Simons:
Dr. Penny McCullagh:

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 the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

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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