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San Diego Community College District
  • Position Number: 1367209
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Sports Mgmt, Recreation & Leisure Studies

Assistant Professor, Exercise Science (Emphasis in Women's Basketball)

San Diego Community College

Closing Date:

Position Number: 000016

Location: San Diego Mesa College

The Position

From San Diego Mesa College President Pamela Luster:
San Diego Mesa College seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to apply for faculty positions. The College is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students. As the Leading College of Equity & Excellence, we take responsibility for equitable outcomes and work together to create successful pathways for all of our students.

As the largest college in the San Diego Community College District, the institution enjoys a solid financial standing, state of the art facilities, and a world class faculty and staff. For 55 years, Mesa College has been on the leading edge, from offering a Community College Bachelor's Degree, to being the #1 California Community College to graduate students with an Associate Degree for Transfer in 2016.

We are adding new staff, faculty and administrators who, alongside our stellar colleagues, will lead us into the future. If this opportunity sounds like the right fit for you, I encourage you to file an application for employment.

Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor, Exercise Science, with an emphasis in Head Coach for Women's Basketball assignment beginning Spring 2019. Assignment may include day, evening and/or Saturday classes.

In addition, this pool may be used to fill identical vacancies that may occur during the current academic year.

Major Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor, Physical Education position reports to the Dean, School of Exercise Science, Health Education, Dance and Athletics. The primary teaching responsibilities will be physical education, health education, fitness specialist, and/or other classes within the department as needed. Other professional assignments will include teaching, committee responsibilities, curriculum development, community outreach and other related duties as required or assigned. The coaching responsibilities will include leadership and direction for the women's basketball team, monitoring of student athletes' academic progress, preparation of the sport budget, requesting appropriate transportation, arranging intercollegiate schedules, attending athletic department and conference meetings, promoting the women's basketball program with high school coaches and athletes, recruiting student athletes, participating in athletic department public relations and fundraising projects.

Master's in physical education, exercise science, education with an emphasis in physical education, kinesiology, physiology of exercise, or adaptive physical education,
Bachelor's in any of the above
Master's in any life science, dance, physiology, health education, recreation administration, or physical therapy
the equivalent.

NOTE: All degrees and units used to satisfy minimum qualifications shall be from accredited institutions, unless otherwise specified.

Desired Qualifications
The successful candidate will have:
  • Academic preparation and teaching experience in exercise science, health education, and/or fitness specialist.
  • Academic preparation and teaching experience in basketball theory classes.
  • Coaching experience in basketball at high school level or above.
  • Experience in organizing and conducting a successful recruiting program at the college level.
  • Experience in developing and monitoring a budget.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in designing strength and conditioning programs.
  • A California Class B Driver's License or willingness to obtain one prior to the coaching season.

    If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.

    Foreign Degree:
    Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    CPR/AED & First Aid certifications are recommended.

    Commitment to Diversity:
    All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and staff.

    Working Conditions
    variable, depending on assignment

    Special Instructions to Applicants:
    To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to resumes or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an incomplete application; please enter N/A if any section does not apply.

    1. Complete online application;
    2. Resume (emphasizing coaching experience, education, training and abilities directly related to the position);
    3. Unofficial Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts; AND
    4. Three Professional References listed within the online application.

    Important: Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. Applicants must complete each required field and answer each supplemental question; references to resumes, CVs, etc. will not substitute for completing the required fields and supplemental questions; and will result in the application being considered incomplete. To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you've written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.

    Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application to make changes, however you will be able to view the application if submitted prior to the deadline. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email

  • Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
  • Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via the same e-mail used to submit the application: it is the applicant's responsibility to frequently check their email for correspondence.
  • All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

    Conditions of Employment:

  • Submit official transcripts as stated on application (From all institutions listed in the online application);
  • Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District's expense;
  • Provide a Tuberculosis Clearance Certificate for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
  • Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate's expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
  • Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form; AND
  • Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

    If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.

    Additional Information:
    Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

    SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

    Posting Number: AC00734

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