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Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Psychosocial Aspects of Sport) 2561

Recruitment Number: 2561

Position: Assistant Professor of Kinesiology (Psychosocial Aspects of Sport)

Effective Date: August 17, 2020 (Fall Semester)

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a specialization in Sport Psychology, Psychosocial Aspects of Sport, or related field
  • Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2020
  • Demonstrated potential to teach at the college level
  • Demonstrated potential for research, scholarly and creative activities
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) or willingness and ability to become certified
  • Evidence of successful undergraduate and/or graduate teaching in sport psychology and/or psychosocial aspects of sport
  • Focused research agenda with a record of research publications / presentations


  • Teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in Sport Psychology and Psychosocial Aspects of Sport
  • Develop and enhance Sport Psychology and Psychosocial courses at the graduate level
  • Collaborate with various university centers (e.g., LifeFit, STAR, Health Care Innovation, Latino Community Health, Evaluation and Leadership Training) and contribute to campus community
  • Conduct and publish research, scholarly and creative activities in area of expertise
  • Develop and sustain external funding
  • Supervise undergraduate and graduate student research, including graduate theses, projects and/or comprehensive examinations
  • Mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Establish service learning opportunities for students
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, and profession or community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions.  CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

How to Apply - Required Documentation:

  • An Equity and Diversity Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (maximum two pages, single-spaced). For further information and guidelines, please visit:
  • Letter of application addressing the required and preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) certification copy, if applicable  
  • Finalists will also be required to submit the following:
  1. A signed SC-1 form,
  2. Three current professional letters of recommendation independently provided by references, and
  3. An official transcript (e-transcript preferred, if available)

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Leilani Madrigal, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Kinesiology

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-4901

562-985-4086 or

Application Deadline:

Review of applications to begin September 16, 2019

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

Employment Requirements:

A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

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 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.