San José, California
ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY
Subject to Budgetary Approval
Specialist in General/Adapted Physical Education Teacher Education
Department of Kinesiology
Job Opening ID (JOID): 22968
Rank: Assistant professor, tenure track
1. Earned Doctorate in Physical Education-Teacher Education or closely related field;
2. Demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate level general/adapted physical education teacher education courses, supervise student teachers/interns, advise in the area of specialization, and teach general education and/or physical activity classes;
3. Ability to model excellence in teaching general/adapted physical education teacher education; experience in teaching general/adapted physical education to children in US public schools highly desirable; knowledge of California K-12 physical education content standards desirable; ability to plan and implement the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Program Standards for physical education and adapted physical education in undergraduate curriculum;
4. Ability to work collegially to continue developing contemporary interdisciplinary research and teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with special interest in obesity/physical activity and/or disability/physical activity;
5. Demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarly research;
6. Must have a general/adapted pedagogy background and experience in Kinesiology along with theoretical knowledge of the field;
7. Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, or other comparable experience.
1. Teach general/adapted physical education teacher education courses at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignment may also include teaching general education, activity courses, and graduate coursework, in addition to committee work, student advising, and student teacher/intern supervision;
2. Direct and grow the overall general/adapted physical education teacher education programs and placement of student teachers; maintain collaboration with local schools, and generate community support and involvement in the pedagogy program;
3. Maintain appropriate accreditations;
4. Apply knowledge and skills using an interdisciplinary approach to Kinesiology, especially with regard to disability or obesity and physical activity;
5. Integrate and build bridges across the sub-disciplines within the Kinesiology Department and collaborate with other departments across the university;
6. Conduct scholarly research, develop grants, present professional papers, and publish in peer-reviewed journals;
7. Serve on thesis/project committees, and advise students at the undergraduate level;
8. Serve on department, college, and university committees as appropriate;
9. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, disability, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 18, 2015
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application Procedures: Screening will start on October 1, 2014. For full consideration upload
letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research
plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information to
Dr. Matthew Masucci, Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Phone (408) 924 3021
Fax (408) 924 3053
San José State University
San José, CA 95192-0054
For more information on the Department of Kinesiology, see: www.sjsu.edu/kinesiology
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