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Assistant Professor of Applied Exercise Physiology

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor of Applied Exercise Physiology
Position Category Faculty
FLSA Exempt
Position Status Tenure-Track
FTE .75
Location Thousand Oaks
Basic Function

The Department of Exercise Science at California Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position at the assistant professor rank in the area of Applied Exercise Physiology to begin August 2018. Our campus has recently become a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success in working in diverse, multi-cultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from any or no religious affiliation, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students who come from 35 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 45.2% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups, and 34% of freshmen are first generation students.

Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. Cal Lutheran has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles.
The Department of Exercise Science has four full time faculty members and offers a B.S. in the academic areas of Health Professions, Human Performance and Physical Education. The Department of Exercise Science has exceptional facilities for engaging students in the process of discovery, including state of the art Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics laboratories and plans for a new joint sciences building that will increase dedicated research space and foster interdisciplinary collaboration. We are especially interested in candidates who have expertise in working with students of color and can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. Information about the department can be found at http://www.callutheran.edu/academics/majors/exercise-science/
Application Instructions:

We look forward to reading your application! Please apply on-line at https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/

Make sure to include the following with your application:
1) Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran and its new designation as an HSI.
2) Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume.
3) Teaching philosophy, specifically addressing how your teaching adapts to the needs of under-represented ethnic minority students and first generation college students.
4) Statement of your research, specifically addressing how you plan to mentor student, particularly those from under-represented backgrounds.

Under the direction of the Dean, Department Chair or Program Director, the Assistant Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate courses. The Assistant Professor is to serve as an academic advisor to students; serve on faculty or university committees; and engage in scholarly activities, and/or creative endeavors as outlined in the faculty handbook.

Representative Duties

Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses. E

Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E

Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E

Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E

Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E

Committed to undergraduate instruction and faculty-student collaborative research. E

Ability to teach courses that integrate racial/ethnic minority content and issues. E

Serve as a role model for African-American, Latino, or Native American Students. E

Develop training modules and curricula designed to reduce physical and mental health risk in racial/ethnic minority populations. E

Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E

Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E

Performs related duties as assigned.

E = Essential Duties

Knowledge Of

Current theory and practice within the subject discipline

Principles and best practices of effective teaching

Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment

University curricula

Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students

Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data

Modern computing technology

Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability To

Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline.

Deliver course curricula in support of various learning styles.

Exhibit ability to mentor students from a diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

Exhibit ability to mentor students with disabilities.

Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience.

Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action.

Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline.

Minimum Qualifications

Possession of a Ph.D. or equivalent in Exercise Physiology from a graduate institution of recognized standing. ABD will be accepted with an posted degree date in 2019.

Publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

Either proven or presumptive potential for satisfactorily fulfilling the duties and responsibilities of a faculty member and for making significant contributions to the University community.

Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse students and community populations.

Preferred Qualifications

Evidence of ability to work with diverse colleagues in a department, college, and university collaboratively, effectively, and successfully.

Evidence of mentoring undergraduate students in research.

Evidence of mentoring minority students.

Prior experiences in undergraduate teaching and course development, specific experience in Exercise Prescription, Strength and Conditioning, and/or Clinical Exercise

Publication record in high impact peer-reviewed journals.

Demonstrated potential for successful extramural grant applications

Licenses and other requirements

None

Physical Abilities

Operate office equipment; speaking to exchange information, provide instruction and make presentations; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; pushing, pulling or lifting light objects; bending and reaching to store and/or retrieve files.

Working Environment

Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.
Indoor laboratory environment.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number Faculty000212016
Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date 08/20/2018
Position End Date
Open Date 08/08/2017
Close Date 10/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
Application Procedure/Special Instructions

Application Instructions:

We look forward to reading your application! Please apply on-line at https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/

Make sure to include the following with your application:
1) Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the mission of Cal Lutheran and its new designation as an HSI.
2) Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume.
3) Teaching philosophy, specifically addressing how your teaching adapts to the needs of under-represented ethnic minority students and first generation college students.
4) Statement of your research, specifically addressing how you plan to mentor student, particularly those from under-represented backgrounds.

Statement

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.

Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this posting?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Cal Lutheran Website
    • Hispanicsinhighered.com
    • Blacksinhighered.com
    • Asiansinhighered.com
    • Women in Higher Education
    • Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Minority Postdoc
    • Department Specific Site (SACNAS, APA, etc.)
    • Other
    • Personal Recommendation

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research/Creative Activities
Optional Documents
  1. Reference Letter
  2. Reference Letter 1
  3. Reference Letter 2
  4. Other
  5. Other #2
  6. Other #3
  7. Other #4
  8. Other #5