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Assistant Professor, Health/Kinesiology and Mens Basketball Head Coach

Posted: 12/18/2022

Assistant Professor, Health/Kinesiology and Mens Basketball Head Coach


Department: Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation Management


Palomar College


Date Opened: 12/19/2022


Close Date: 2/13/2023


Primary Function:


The Assistant Professor, Health/Kinesiology and Men's Basketball Head Coach is primarily responsible for teaching a variety of courses in the discipline of health and kinesiology. These instructional courses may include Health Education, Advanced First Aid and Safety, Aquatics, Wellness and Fitness, Weight Training, Aerobics, Individual Fitness, Adaptive Physical Education, and/or other activity classes as assigned.


The position also carries the highest level of responsibility for/to the Men's Basketball program. Under the direction of the Director of Athletics, the head coaching assignment includes supervision of athletes, organization of practice and game schedules, development of contest schedules, development and implementation of the budget, involvement in public relations efforts, recruitment and retention of student athletes, coordination of program-based fundraising and other related activities as assigned.


Salary: $70,408.54 – $111,872.37 annually.

Academic training and teaching experience will form the basis for salary computation as determined by placement on the regular salary schedule of the College. A maximum of step 8 at the appropriate salary grade will be awarded to new faculty. For a salary estimate, visit and use the links in the Full-time Faculty section.


Benefits: In addition? to a competitive compensation structure, Palomar College? also offers an extremely generous benefits package.


• Fully paid ?HMO medical, ?HMO dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents (additional buy up options available)

• Sick leave

• $80,000 life?/accident insurance policy (additional buy up options available)

• Long-term care insurance

• Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – Free counseling, financial, legal, personal and professional development resources

• Additional buy up options available for other voluntary insurance benefits

• Enrollment in CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System)


The estimated maximum value of this employer-paid benefits? package is approximately $33,260 annually.


Minimum Qualifications:


Must meet one of the sets of qualifications listed under 1) through 3):

• A Master’s degree in kinesiology, physical education, or exercise science; AND two years of professional experience coaching basketball.

• A Master’s degree in any biological science, or health education; AND a Bachelor’s degree in any of the above; AND two years of professional experience coaching basketball.

• A combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the qualifications in either 1) or 2) above. You must complete and attach the Application for Equivalency form (, if you do not possess the specific minimum qualifications as stated above, which includes degrees that have not been awarded at the time of submitting the application.


Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at, or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) website at


NOTE: For professional experience, a “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 10 months.


Diversity Statement: Palomar College serves over 30,000 students from a variety of backgrounds and we are proud to be a Hispanic Serving Institution. Our student body is rich in its diversity. Click here to see a quick overview of our student demographics on our recent Student Fact Sheet.


Palomar College is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, access and antiracism. We are dedicated to empowering students to succeed and are guided by our core values; some of which are the following:


• Access - We make education possible for everyone.


• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - We recognize and respect diversity, seek to foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, and strive to address inequities.


All positions require cultural competency which includes the sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.


To Apply: Visit for full details and required application materials.


About the District:


Palomar College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater North San Diego County region. Palomar College offers over 200 associate degrees and certificate programs to approximately 25,000 full- and part-time students. A favorite in the community among local institutions of higher education, the College is recognized as one of the top 100 Colleges and Universities in the nation for serving Hispanic students. Palomar College is just 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean and 30 miles away from all of the exciting cultural activities that San Diego has to offer.


Palomar College is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


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