Kinesiology and Health Promotion/Adapted Physical Education, Assistant Professor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Location: Pomona, New York
Internal Number: 97343
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Cal Poly Pomona is one of two polytechnic universities in the 23-campus California State University system and among 11 such institutions nationwide. Since its founding in 1938, Cal Poly Pomona students participate in an integrative experiential learning education that is inclusive, relevant, and values diverse perspectives and experiences. With a variety of degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, and professional disciplines, the university is well known for its learn-by-doing approach and Teacher Scholar Model.
The university is noted for its scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, which was once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W.K. Kellogg. We acknowledge that Cal Poly Pomona resides on the territorial and homelands of the Tongva and Tataavium people who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar. The university's nearly 30,000 students are taught and mentored by the campus's more than 1,400 faculty as part of 54 baccalaureate and 29 master's degree programs, 11 credential and certificate programs, and a doctorate in educational leadership.
Highly regarded among its peer institutions, Cal Poly Pomona is No. 2 in the U.S. News and World Report rankings of top public regional universities in the west and was named the No. 15 best value college in the nation by Money Magazine. Cal Poly Pomona, a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, stands as a national leader in promoting social mobility, and was placed among the 25 top institutions in the country in awarding bachelor's degrees to minoritized students by Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
Student Population. California residents comprise the majority (96%) of applicants to undergraduate programs at Cal Poly Pomona – nearly half (49%) of new students were transfers in Fall 2020. 58% of Cal Poly Pomona students are first generation, 70% receive financial aid, and 44% qualify as Pell-eligible. The university enrolls a diverse student body that identifies as 49% Latinx, 21% Asian, 15% White, 3% Black, 5% International 3% two or more races, 3% unknown and less than 1% Native Hawaiian or Native Pacific Islander and less than 1% Native American Indigenous. 39% of the student body were STEM majors with the top enrolled programs including psychology, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biology and computer science.
Inclusive Excellence Criteria. We aspire to be the model inclusive polytechnic university in the nation. We have a strong commitment to inclusive excellence and to educational experiences that leverage the diverse perspectives and experiences needed to succeed and thrive in a diverse society.
Tenure track faculty hires will demonstrate a commitment and record of contributions through their teaching, scholarship, or service to these inclusive excellence criteria (a minimum of two must be addressed in the Student Success Statement):
Integrates the values of equity and inclusivity into their teaching, scholarship and/or service contributions with diverse student populations;
Incorporates the contributions and struggles of historic ethnic minority groups and communities into their teaching, scholarly work, and/or service contributions;
Adopts teaching strategies that supports the learning and success of students from diverse student populations;
Mentors and engages diverse student populations in discovery, scholarship, and creative activities;
Engages students in problem-based projects and learning that address the needs of diverse communities;
Possesses knowledge of challenges and barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline;
Mentors and assists diverse student populations interested in pursuing graduate education;
Engages in community-responsive action research or service with diverse student populations and communities;
Has experience in or demonstrates a commitment to adopting experiential learning activities and pedagogy with diverse student populations and communities; and
Has expertise in or demonstrated commitment to teaching, scholarship and/or service that contributes to access, diversity, and equal opportunity in higher education.
College of Science
The College of Science's mission is to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. It offers 15 undergraduate degree programs and six Master's degrees across seven academic departments that include: Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geological Sciences, Kinesiology & Health Promotion, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. Our Center for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (CEMaST) supports K-16 education locally and nationally to increase STEM success and participation for all. The College has approximately 145 full-time faculty, 45 staff, 4,700 majors, and enrolls over 35,000 students each semester. The College of Science is committed to theteacher-scholar model and is the largest recipient of extramural funding on campus. We encourage a broad range of applicants who are committed to enhancing a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to an inclusive campus environment.
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
The Kinesiology and Health Promotion (KHP) Department supports the college's mission to educate, mentor, and inspire students through scientific inquiry and hands-on learning. We believe in fostering curiosity and a culture of scientific discovery. Our department's objective is to investigate ways to advance the art and science of health and human movement. The KHP department is growing with five new tenure-track faculty hired in the last three years. KHP offers two B.S. degree programs (General, with emphases in exercise science, health promotion, or socio-cultural, and Pedagogy) and an M.S. degree in Kinesiology (emphases in Exercise Physiology, Adapted Physical Education, and Curriculum and Instruction).
The KHP department also manages the Motor Development Clinic (MDC). The MDC has been a cornerstone of the Cal Poly Pomona community for the past 40 years. It is an academic and research service-learning program where students work with diverse community members with disabilities. The MDC offers an excellent opportunity for the development of future APE and APA professionals. More information about the MDC is available on its website.
The Department supports laboratories in Biomechanics/Motor Neuroscience, Human Performance, Exercise Physiology, Mind and Heart Research, Psychophysiology, as well as the MDC. Faculty are encouraged to collaborate inside and outside the department.
The Kinesiology and Health Promotion faculty have expertise in pedagogy, children and adults with a disability, health promotion, stress management, cultural studies of sport and exercise, biomechanics, and exercise physiology. The faculty's research interest can be found at KHP webpage.
The Position: We are seeking an energetic and innovative candidate with expertise in adapted physical education/activity. The faculty member's duties will include:
Teachingadapted physical education discipline specificundergraduate and graduate courses. Including developing and/or revising courses within expertise.
Operating, overseeing, expanding and co-directing the Motor Development Clinic which serves the community and is run as a year-round teaching and research lab.
Engaging in scholarly activity, including securing internal/external funding, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.
Being active in professional societies and serving on department, college, and university committees.
In addition, the candidate will be expected to assume duties of the adapted physical education added authorization credential specialist which includes: the placement, screening, acceptance, and approval of APE added authorization candidates and working closely with the Education Department on credential matters including staying up to date with California Teaching Credential (CTC) guidelines and Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA's)
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through teaching, research and service and have experience working in an inclusive environment. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
Hold a Doctorate in Kinesiology/Adapted physical education, or a closely related field from an accredited institution by the time of appointment.
Demonstrate the ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service
Show a commitment to working in an inclusive environment
Have a strong academic background in adapted physical education, movement disability, and disability populations
Demonstrate potential to be effective in college teaching related to adapted physical education/adapted physical activity
Demonstrate potential for achievements in research, scholarly, and creative activities
A commitment and record of contributions to student success through applicant's teaching, scholarship, or service, demonstrated by a Student Success Statement addressing at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed above.
Demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Teaching experience in K-12 adapted physical education setting
Additional training through experiential learning
An academic and research background in adapted physical education, movement disability, and disability population
First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 30, 2021.
A completed application will consist of:
A Student Success Statement that demonstrates your commitment and record of contributions through applicant's teaching, scholarship or service by addressing at least two of the
About California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
When you join Cal Poly Pomona as an employee, you join a diverse community of professionals dedicated to supporting students in the pursuit of their college degree and their career dreams.As one of only seven polytechnic universities nationwide, Cal Poly Pomona is known for its learn-by-doing philosophy and for preparing job-ready graduates. We are one of 23 campuses that form the nation's largest university system, The California State University (CSU). We play a critical role in preparing outstanding individuals for the job market and to be leaders that will drive California's economy in the agriculture, information technology, business, hospitality, life sciences, health care, public administration, education, media and entertainment industries.So, explore your opportunities for a career at Cal Poly Pomona and make a difference!