Detailed Job Description
Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.
Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a tenure-track position in the Department of Kinesiology with a focus in Human Performance/Health Promotion.
- The Department of Kinesiology seeks a ranked colleague with expertise in exercise physiology and health promotion who will support the growing interest and enrollment in the department’s tracks: Health and Human Performance and Health and Wellness Promotion.
- The candidate for this tenure-track position will be expected to teach courses such as Introduction to Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology (with lab), Fitness Testing and Prescription (with lab), Nutrition for Sport and Physical Activity, Health and Fitness Education, as well as courses in Health Promotion or Exercise Epidemiology. The opportunity to develop courses in the candidate’s specific area of expertise, which supports either of the aforementioned tracks, is also feasible. Faculty contractual responsibilities reflect a full course load of six (6) courses each academic year.
- Additional expectations are to serve as an academic advisor to students in the major, attend departmental and committee meetings, general Academic Senate meetings, Commencements, and other special convocations or events, serve on School and College committees, and participate in student recruiting events and new-student orientations.
- The candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activities as required by the institution, and to regularly participate in two core Liberal Arts programs: the Collegiate Seminar Great Books Program and January Term.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Candidates should hold a terminal degree in exercise science or a closely related field or have reached the ABD stage in their progress toward a doctoral degree (i.e., completion of all qualifying and competency examinations).
- Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of teaching excellence in exercise science or health promotion courses, particularly among undergraduates, evidence of a sound research trajectory, and publications in the field.
- Candidates should be committed to a liberal arts education; have respect for its learning environment and for the students, staff, and faculty who comprise it; and be willing to embrace Lasallian traditions and practices.
- Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching and be able to demonstrate a mastery of bridging theory and professional practice.
- Candidates should be committed to research and professional activity at the national and international level and have computational proficiency.
- Candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to, and success working in, diverse, multicultural communities, preferably in higher education.
Depends on Qualifications
· Please apply online at jobs.stmarys-ca.edu. Include a cover letter that specially addresses how you meet the above qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College.A complete application includes a cover letter, vita, online application and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references.Candidates who submit names of references should expect that the College will contact references, in confidence, and that credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. Candidates who become finalists will be expected to sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry.Review of Applications will begin on November 15, 2013 and continued until filledStart date: July 2014Saint Mary's is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.