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Assistant Professor, Kinesiology and Health Promotion

College of Science

The Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department in the College of Science at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. Candidates with a specialization in exercise physiology are especially welcome to apply.

The Position

The faculty member will teach undergraduate and graduate lecture courses and labs in exercise physiology related areas. The position requires excellence in teaching, professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to university and community service. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to supervise senior projects, direct Master’s Degree theses and serve on thesis committees, and develop and maintain a vigorous scholarly research program that will facilitate acquisition of external funding and enhance graduate student recruitment. The candidate is also expected to be active in professional societies and serve on department, college, and university committees. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, research and/or service, and be committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

By August 1, 2018, the candidate must:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, or a closely related field from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute, teach, and engage in a multicultural environment with a diverse student body
  • Have a strong academic background in exercise physiology
  • Demonstrate proficiency in college teaching of exercise physiology
  • Demonstrate achievements in scholarly research
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred/Desired Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Experience teaching research methods and/or statistics
  • Postdoctoral research experience
  • Success in obtaining external funding for research

Application Procedure

A completed application will consist of:

  • A cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description.
  • A Student Success Statement about the candidate’s teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • A curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position
  • A completed application form available at:
  • A transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists)
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three letters of reference

The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than September 29, 2017. Early response is encouraged.

Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to:

Dr. Ken Hansen, Search Committee Chair

Exercise Physiology Faculty Search Committee
Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768

Phone: (909) 869-4638  

FAX: (909) 869-4797

Email: or

KHP website:

About the University

Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our student population of approximately 23,000 enrolls in 51 baccalaureate, 30 master’s degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,200 faculty. We recruit successful and career-focused students from throughout California and beyond. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Southern California is one of the most dynamic economic and cultural environments in the country, and the campus is within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world.  

About the College

As one of only 8 polytechnics in the US, the College of Science (COS) at Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating an environment of discovery and innovation, generating modern and evolving academic programs which include interdisciplinary curricula that emphasize a learn-by-doing philosophy for teaching and learning science, and advancing scientific knowledge by promoting a creative and professionally active faculty of teacher-scholars that engage students through and in research.

Majors in nine fields leading to the Bachelor of Science degree are offered by the seven exceptional Departments (Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Statistics) that compose the College of Science. Graduate programs leading to the Master of Science degree are offered in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Kinesiology, and Mathematics.  All programs are fully aligned with the University's polytechnic, "learn by doing" philosophy, organization, and mission. 

Unique among these programs are the undergraduate Biotechnology major offered by the Biological Sciences Department, the first of its kind among the 23 campuses of the CSU; and the Adapted Physical Education specialization in the Master of Science in Kinesiology degree program offered through the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, the only such program in the CSU.

About the Department

The Kinesiology and Health Promotion Department consists of 8 tenured/tenure-track faculty and 20+ part-time instructors who teach in all aspects of the department’s programs. The Department offers a B.S. degree in Kinesiology and serves more than 700 majors distributed in three options (Exercise Science, Health Promotion and Pedagogy). The Department also offers an M.S. degree in Kinesiology. Options in the graduate program include Exercise Physiology, Adapted Physical Education, and Curriculum and Instruction. The Department supports instructional laboratories in Exercise Physiology, Biomechanics, and Motor Control and research laboratories in Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Musculoskeletal Physiology, and Human Performance as well as an Adapted Physical Education clinic (Motor Development Clinic). The Exercise Physiology Laboratory houses a DXA machine, a Bod Pod, multiple bikes, treadmills, and other equipment used in teaching and research. Opportunities exist for cooperative research with faculty in the Colleges of Science, Engineering and Agriculture.

The Exercise Physiology faculty’s research includes bone health in premenopausal women and young athletes, obesity in the adolescent and young population, strength and conditioning, exercise metabolism and supplementations, and functional and molecular aspects of skeletal muscle physiology. Other KHP faculty have expertise in pedagogy, children with a disability, health promotion, stress management, and cultural studies of sport and exercise. The department is one of seven academic units in the College of Science and offers one of the six graduate programs in the College.

Equal Opportunity Employer

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.  Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.  The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the Unites States.  As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available a person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Cal Poly Pomona is a smoke and tobacco-free campus. Please refer to the link below for policy information.