Friday, July 12, 2013

JOB: San José State University

San José State University
San Jose, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval

Chair, Department of Kinesiology
Job Opening ID (JOID): 22663

Rank: Professor
The Department of Kinesiology at San José State University seeks an energetic and creative leader who will advance the department’s vision of being “dynamic leaders on the cutting edge of innovative physical activity, sport, and fitness,” and who has a commitment to student success and excellence in applied research and professional practice.

The candidate will have a doctorate in Kinesiology or related discipline from an accredited university, and a strong record of scholarship, teaching, and professional achievement sufficient to merit a tenured appointment as Professor. The candidate will possess strong management and leadership skills, excellent communication and mentorship abilities, and a demonstrated ability to lead strategic planning and innovatively implement projects and programs. Candidate must have demonstrated ability to foster a collegial organizational climate and have had experience in multicultural environments working with highly diverse faculty, students, and staff. Successful applicants will have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experiences.

The Chair will be responsible for advancing the mission and strategic directions of the Department of Kinesiology at San José State University at the local, state, national, and international levels. The Chair is the administrative and academic leader of the department and is ultimately responsible for curricula, new program development, administering and monitoring the departmental budget, attending to personnel matters, providing accreditation leadership, maintaining an effective record of teaching and scholarly activities, promoting community engagement, the development of collaborative and interdisciplinary activity in research, teaching and instruction, and for assisting in the management and development of financial resources. The Chair will also be responsible for representing and promoting the Department within the College of Applied Sciences and Arts and San José State University, and to the various kinesiology professional communities, including advocacy of the needs and interests of students, faculty and staff. The Chair will oversee work at the Timpany Center, a county-owned facility 4 miles from campus, for community members who are older and/or have a disability.

About the Department:
The department offers bachelor’s and master’s programs that are appropriately accredited. Concentrations at the master’s level include: athletic training, exercise physiology, sport studies, sport management, and a general program. The department is one of ten professional programs in the College of Applied Sciences Arts, the largest and one of the most innovative colleges on campus. The Kinesiology Department has approximately 1000 undergraduates, 125 graduate students, 16 tenured/tenure track and 50 part time instructors, 5 staff, extensive general education and contemporary physical activity classes. The Chair provides leadership and receives input from four program coordinators (activity, general education, undergraduate, graduate) and a part-time Associate Chair. Kinesiology faculty and students are actively involved in collaborative and interdisciplinary research and professional activities within the college and university, as well as locally, nationally, and internationally and place a high value on service to the university and in the community. The buildings housing Kinesiology are undergoing total renovation/modernization in 2013 and 2014. The Chair works cooperatively with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Associated Students regarding the shared use of these buildings.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: July 1, 2014
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: 
For full consideration send a cover letter stating interest; a statement that includes teaching interests/philosophy and research plans; a detailed description of your vision for advancing the department’s mission, increasing student success, and promoting continued excellence in applied research and professional activities at the local, national, and international levels; a curriculum vitae; and the names of five references with contact information. Submit all documents electronically to Shirley Reekie, Chair of Search Committee, at, by October 15, 2013, to:

Prof. Shirley Reekie, Chair, Search Committee,
Department of Kinesiology
College of Applied Sciences & Arts
San José State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0054
Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (Pop. 945,942), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 29,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to nondiscrimination on the bases of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender status, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, or covered veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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