Tenure Track Faculty - Physical Education/Sport Pedagogy

  • California State University, Sacramento
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Jan 03, 2020
Full time Education

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure-Track Position in Physical Education/Sport Pedagogy

Department of Kinesiology

California State University, Sacramento


Beginning August, 2020


Campus Information

California State University, Sacramento is located in the heart of Northern California, one of the most beautiful, diverse and rapidly growing areas in the country. The 300-acre campus, just five miles from the State Capitol, is situated along the American River parkway that offers miles of trails and recreational access to the city's two rivers, Folsom Lake and the historic Sacramento riverfront. Growth in the region has provided significant opportunities for faculty research and engagement with civic and business organizations as well as extensive research and internship opportunities for the University's approximately 27,500 students. The University, where quality teaching is a top priority, offers instruction leading toward the bachelor's degree in 58 disciplines, the master's degree in 41 disciplines, two independent doctoral degrees and one joint doctoral degree, and houses numerous research and community service centers. 

Sacramento is a high-growth metropolitan area with a very diverse population of approximately 2 million. As California's capital, Sacramento is an advantageous setting for premier academic programs. As a major metropolitan university, California State University, Sacramento is committed to providing leadership in addressing significant regional needs and to enriching its liberal arts tradition. We are powering the capital region though groundbreaking partnerships and more than 230,000 proud Hornet alumni. We are a vibrant and diverse community, united by our shared intellectual curiosity, commitment to improving the world around us, and passion for redefining the possible.


Hiring Department Information

The Department of Kinesiology is housed within the College of Health and Human Services. The Kinesiology program offers a Bachelor of Science degree with two concentrations of study in Exercise Science and Physical Education, a Master of Science with two concentrations of study (Exercise Science and Movement Studies), and a Personal Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Certificate. Two additional programs include a minor in Coaching Education and Supplementary Authorization in Physical Education.

A successful California State University, Sacramento faculty member promotes the values celebrated by a public, regional, comprehensive, metropolitan university.  At Sacramento State, the quality of the education we provide is our top priority.  In addition to contributing positively to teaching and learning, faculty members are expected to engage in scholarship and to provide service to the University and to the greater community.  Our campus community represents the broad diversity of our state, and we believe that all are enriched and unified by this diversity.  In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people with the commitment and ability to work with a diverse student population.



  • Teach a variety of physical education and/or kinesiology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level based on departmental need
  • Supervise student teachers
  • Advise students in the undergraduate Physical Education-Teacher Education concentration, as well as mentor graduate students
  • Conduct research and scholarly activities 
  • Serve on Department, College and University committees
  • Participate in community service relevant to teaching and research
  • Work as a cooperative and collegial member of the faculty
  • Commit to serving diverse student populations


Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Doctorate in Physical Education, Kinesiology, or closely related field.  Individuals who are verified ABD at the time of application will be considered but degree must be completed by August 1, 2021
  • Ability to teach K-12 physical education pedagogy courses
  • Experience in addressing or implementing matters related to diversity in an education environment or community 

Preferred Qualifications:          

  • Teaching experience in public schools with a diverse student population
  • Teaching experience in a college or university setting
  • Ability to teach within the following areas: sport pedagogy, assessment strategies in physical education, adapted physical education, and introduction to kinesiology
  • Use of developmentally and instructionally appropriate progressions, various teaching styles, technology, and assessment strategies in physical education
  • Record of research, grants, and scholarly activity
  • A K-12 physical education teaching credential/licensure


Initial Application Review: 01/17/2020


For more information please visit http://csus.peopleadmin.com/postings/4722 or contact Leslie Larsen, Search Committee Chair, via email, leslie.larsen@csus.edu