Kinesiology Instructor (2015) - Mira Costa College in Oceanside California

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Mira Costa College

Oceanside, California

United States

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Kinesiology Instructor (2015)

MiraCosta College

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Discipline or Department


Position Type

Full-time Faculty

Working Hours

One full-time (10 months per year), tenure-track faculty position, beginning in August 2015. The position is based in the Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition. To view the Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition Department website, go to The standard work week for this position is forty (40) hours. The standard instructional work week shall consist of thirty (30) hours of instructional time, curriculum development, preparation and student evaluation. The remaining time will consist of five (5) hours of student engagement (of which at least two (2) hours must be designated office hours), and five (5) hours of departmental activities and collegial governance (i.e., institutional service). The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation. 

Basic Function and Other Details


Kinesiology is the study of human anatomy, physiology, and the mechanics of body movement. Students take courses to prepare for entry-level positions in health and fitness clubs, wellness centers, and individualized personal training as well as for university transfer. Career options include personal trainer, exercise instructor, and various positions at fitness and recreational centers or in school or recreational programs. With a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, students can apply to physical therapy programs or pursue careers in athletic training, fitness, nutrition, physical education, or other health-related fields. 

Representative Duties

(E = essential job function) 

Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

1. Provide instruction in one or more areas of the Kinesiology program (lecture/lab classes) including, but not limited to, yoga courses (lecture/lab classes). (E) 

2. Participate in typical departmental and faculty functions such as service on hiring committees, performance of faculty evaluations, collaboration with staff, and participation in department meetings. (E) 

3. Work in collaboration with other full-time instructors of Kinesiology in coordinating curriculum and mentoring associate faculty in these courses. (E) 

4. Assist in developing and maintaining instructional support materials for Kinesiology. (E) 

5. Participate as a faculty mentor for students completing Kinesiology internships. (E) 

6. Maintain currency of curriculum for courses the individual teaches and develop new curricula in collaboration with lead instructors as appropriate. (E) 

7. Explore the implementation of Kinesiology-related programs of study and be prepared to design and implement curriculum and related program requirements (e.g., accredited physical therapy program). 

8. Participate in the development, assessment and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs). (E) 

9. Assist in recruiting students and promoting the Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition programs through participation in college-sponsored events, student clubs, and educational outreach. 

10. Participate in college-wide committee work and collegial governance. (E) 

11. Maintain currency in areas appropriate to the position. (E) 

12. Perform related duties as required. 

Adherence to all District policies and procedures is expected. 

Type of Benefits

Minimum Qualifications

IMPORTANT: If you do not follow the instructions below, your application may not be forwarded to the committee. 

To provide evidence that you meet the minimum qualifications listed below, the transcripts you are attaching must state the degree title, major, and date awarded. 

If your degree major EXACTLY matches the degree major(s) listed below, you do not need to request equivalency. For example, the transcripts you are attaching state: "Degree title: Master of Arts; Major: Kinesiology; Confer Date: 6/10/12." The minimum qualifications listed below state: Master's in Kinesiology. 

If your degree major DOES NOT EXACTLY match the degree major(s) listed below, you must REQUEST EQUIVALENCY. For example, the transcripts you are attaching state: "Degree title: Master of Arts; Major: Exercise Physiology; Confer Date: 5/9/12." This exact degree major is not listed below, so does not directly meet minimum qualifications. You MUST REQUEST EQUIVALENCY. 

To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications: 

1. a Master's degree in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education; OR 

2. a Bachelor's degree in any of the above majors AND a Master's degree in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, or physical therapy; OR 

3. a valid California Community College teaching credential in the appropriate subject matter; OR 

4. the equivalent. View the equivalency instructions and guidelines at; AND 

5. sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students. 

All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. Or if your degree/coursework is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at 

Desirable Qualifications

The college seeks candidates who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence as demonstrated by the following: 

1. Certified Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 200 or 500 hr). Training completed with a Yoga Alliance recognized school (current). 

2. Experience developing and teaching 200-hr/300-hr/500-hr Yoga teacher training programs approved by Yoga Alliance. 

3. Recent experience and demonstrated success in teaching college Kinesiology and Yoga lecture and laboratory courses. 

4. Certified from one or more of the nationally recognized fitness organizations: American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA). (current) 

5. Current CPR/AED card. 

6. Demonstrated skill in applying current technology in the instruction of Kinesiology and Yoga. 

7. Demonstrated ability to work closely and collaboratively with students and colleagues in support of a positive, productive, and professional academic environment. 

8. Commitment to the community college objective of providing lower division instruction for students of diverse abilities, interests, and cultural backgrounds. 

Closing Date


Human Resources Contact Information or 760.795.6854 

Special Instructions to Applicants

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following: 

1. Application for academic employment. 

2. A cover letter addressed to the "Screening and Interview Committee" specifically describing how you meet the desirable qualifications and the representative duties. 

3. A separate document stating your teaching philosophy, not to exceed one page. 

4. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience. 

5. A reverse chronological list of college Kinesiology and Yoga courses you have taught -- include course name, institution, and dates. Attach this document to the "Other Document 1" link. 

6. A list of college Kinesiology and Yoga courses and programs you have developed -- include course and/or program name, institution, and dates. Attach this document to the "Other Document 2" link. 

7. Two letters of professional recommendation dated within the last two years. Letters need not be confidential. 

8a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable. A diploma will not be accepted in lieu of transcripts. An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation must be submitted at the time of application if (i) you do not possess the EXACT degree title(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section above or (ii) your qualifying degree will not be awarded before the position begins. (View the instructions for equivalency requests at 

If your qualifying degree is in progress but will be conferred BEFORE the position begins in August 2015, you must also include a written statement from your adviser indicating the anticipated degree CONFERRAL date. 

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. A list of agencies can be found at 

8b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and back) of your California teaching credential authorizing instruction in a community college. 

9. One sample syllabus from a course you've taught in Kinesiology or Yoga (if available). 

10. One sample exam from a course you've taught in Kinesiology or Yoga (if available). 

11. Copies of student evaluations from a Kinesiology or Yoga course you've taught (if available). 

NOTE: With the exception of documents needed to support an equivalency request, do not submit materials other than those requested above as they will be removed. 

Special Instructions to Applicants Continued

Individuals with qualified disabilities who need accommodation with any aspect of the application and/or interview process should contact Human Resources at 760.795.6854 at least five days prior to the closing date. 

The screening and interview committee will review application materials two to five weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected will be notified by e-mail. For interviewees, the selection process will include a panel interview, as well as possible teaching demonstration and written exercise. Interviewees will cover expenses for their first trip to the campus. 


Keyword Phrases

  • Kinesiology Instructor (2015)
  • Community College Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology & Exercise Science
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Professor
Type of Faculty:Non-Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:2 - Year Institution / Technical
Application Requirements: CV/Resume