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Statistics and Research Methods

Assistant Professor, Statistics and Research Methods, Kinesiology.

Minimum requirements for the position included: Earned Ph.D. in Kinesiology/Exercise Science or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have completed the doctorate at the time of appointment (August 2014). Candidates must demonstrate the potential for success in teaching undergraduate students, as well as the ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with colleagues on an ethnically and culturally diverse campus. Candidates must also provide evidence of their ability to develop and sustain an independent, externally funded research program, leading to original, peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred requirements for the position include:  Preference will be given to individuals with the experience and ability to teach statistics and research methods to both undergraduate and graduate students. Applicants with research the complements existing strengths of the department in rehabilitation and chronic disease are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will also be given to applicants with demonstrated intercultural competence with diverse groups in teaching, research, and/or service. CSUSM places great value upon the development of educational and research partnerships within the community and candidates with a history of interdisciplinary collaboration and/or community based research are desirable.

Responsibilities:  The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and research methods and other courses related to their expertise. This individual will also be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate Kinesiology majors, develop and maintain an independent research program, and serve on college university-level committees. As part of a growing department within the newly formed College of Education, Health and Human Services, the successful candidate will serve an important role in the development of new graduate programs and will enhance the education of our majors through experiential learning and student research.


Applications must include:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of research interests and statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Faculty Application
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A review of application will begin on December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The university is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit  for more information.

California State University San Marcos, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, is strongly committed to equity and diversity and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates in terms of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability and veteran status.