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Assistant Professor in Athletic Training, Texas State University Company, San Marcos, TX, US

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Position Description: The Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Athletic Training. The Department presently has 51 full time faculty and serves approximately 3,300 undergraduate and graduate students seeking degrees in Athletic Training, Exercise and Sports Science, Health Education, and Recreation. Our Division of Athletic Training has 9 full-time and 4 part-time faculty, and since 1972 has sponsored an accredited professional athletic training program offering the Bachelor of Science degree. Our CAATE-accredited professional athletic training program is planning a transition to a professional master’s degree program by 2022. We also sponsor an advanced, post-professional athletic training program that culminates with a Master of Science degree. Currently, 33 certified athletic trainers matriculating in this two-year program are funded by clinical, teaching, or research graduate assistantships. The Department of Health and Human Performance has received approval to plan an interdisciplinary doctoral program in rehabilitation sciences which includes athletic training.

The successful candidate will be a strong teacher and researcher. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position with a nine-month academic year appointment beginning Fall 2018. The successful candidate will: (1) be responsible for delivering quality instruction in graduate and undergraduate courses in athletic training; (2) pursue a focused area of research that results in peer reviewed publications and potential for external funding; (3) serve as an advisor to athletic training master’s degree students; (4) hold current certification and licensure, and active membership in athletic training organizations; and (5) serve on committees and participate in official activities at the department, college, and university levels.

Required Qualifications

• Earned doctorate (Ph.D., Ed.D.) in athletic training or related field prior to appointment date;
• Current BOC certification and eligibility for athletic training licensure in Texas; and
• Demonstrable evidence of research and scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience teaching at the university level;
• Experience or participation in grant writing and obtaining external funding for athletic training/sports medicine-related research projects;
• Experience with graduate education and the ability to contribute to master’s degree programs in athletic training and mentor graduate students;
• Ability to integrate diversity and multicultural perspectives into teaching;
• A work history that includes at least three years of athletic training clinical practice;
• Prior experience as a preceptor in a CAATE-accredited athletic training program;
Research area that is congruent with existing lines of research within the Department of Health and Human Performance;
• Demonstrated leadership in program, university and professional service activities and organizations; and
• Commitment to working collaboratively with department faculty, staff, and others throughout the institution/organization.

Application Procedures

Review of materials begins December 4, 2017, and will continue open until filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website,, will be accepted and considered.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and a curriculum vita that includes the names of three professional references familiar with the applicant’s research and instruction.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts from all degree-granting universities.

Proposed Start Date: Fall 2018

Open Until Filled? Yes

Review Date: 12/04/2017

Texas State University, to the extent not in conflict with federal or state law, prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System. Texas State University is an EOE.
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