Assistant/Associate Professor CSUN-- Dance Science & Dance Performance Emphasis

18 Sep 2014 4:13 PM | Anonymous member

Department:    Kinesiology 

Effective Date of Appointment: 2015 2016 Academic Year   (Subject to Budgetary Approval) 

Rank:     Assistant/Associate Professor    Dance Science & Dance Performance Emphasis
Tenure-Track Position 

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications


The University:
Serving more than 38,000 students each year, CSUN is one of the largest universities in the United States. CSUN ranks 10th in the country in awarding bachelors degrees to underrepresented minority students, fifth nationally in awarding masters degrees to Hispanic students and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. CSUNs 171 academic programs and engaged centers enjoy international recognition for excellence. CSUN currently partners with more than 100 institutions of higher education in 22 countries around the globe and attracts the largest international student population of any U.S. masters level institution. Situated on a 356-acre park-like setting in the heart of Los Angeles San Fernando Valley, the campus features modern educational buildings and world-class LEED Gold-certified performing arts and recreational facilities recognized as among the best in the country. CSUN is a welcoming university that champions accessibility, academic excellence and student success.

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity. Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and we value the diversity of all of our students and the campus community. CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented students.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website:

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

Qualifications:   Applicants must possess an MFA or doctorate in Dance or Kinesiology or closely related field of study. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the required MFA or doctorate degree in Dance or Kinesiology or closely related field of study by the time of appointment. Desired qualifications include: 1) Expertise in Dance Science in one or more of the following areas: biomechanics, injury prevention and management, motor learning and motor control, nutrition, physiology, exercise psychology, aesthetics of human movement; 2) Extensive background and expertise in modern/contemporary, ballet, and/or urban street dance; 3) Teaching experience at the college or university level; and 4) Evidence of successful scholarship, publication, and/or externally reviewed creative work. Applicants should possess a broad and balanced view of the discipline of Kinesiology, valuing equally the biological, socio-cultural and aesthetic knowledge of human movement across the life span. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working with a diverse student population. Experience with on-line teaching and instructional technology is highly desirable.

CSUN is a Learning Centered University. The successful candidate will be expected to join faculty and staff in a commitment to active learning, to the assessment of learning outcomes, and to multiple pathways that enable students to graduate.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.
Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.


Responsibilities:  Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in dance, dance science, and in the Kinesiology curriculum. Teach departmental courses offered in the university General Education program. The successful candidate may be required to teach on weekdays, including evenings, and possibly weekends. Participate in curricular design and program development activities, and become familiar with National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD) accreditation procedures. Faculty are also responsible for student advisement, supervision of graduate research projects, building a pattern of scholarship and professional activities, and service on department, college and university committees as appropriate.


Application Deadline:
Screening of applications will begin November 24, 2014.  Priority will be given to applicants who meet the screening deadline. However, the position will remain open until filled. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to the address below.  In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.


Inquiries and applications should be addressed to:
Konstantinos Vrongistinos, Ph.D., Chair,
Department of Kinesiology
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91330-8287
818-677-3205 (phone), 818-677-3207 (fax), (email)

General Information:
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The 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.

Applicants who wish to request accommodations for a disability may contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, (818) 677-2077. Job # 15-42

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