Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Clinical Education Coordinator - Tenure Track

Aurora, IL
Mar 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Athletic Training Faculty Position

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.

ATHLETIC TRAINING: Tenure Track Assistant Professor and Clinical Education Coordinator

(Applications submitted by 1 April will receive full consideration)

The faculty member in this position is responsible for administrating all aspects of the Clinical Education program for an established Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) Accredited Athletic Training Program.

The Clinical Education Coordinator will administrate all aspects of the clinical education component of CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to: instructing didactic and practicum courses; conduct the planning and implementation of Preceptor training, coordination and assessment of athletic training clinical education affiliate sites and student placements; assist in recruitment of potential athletic training majors and advisement of students; maintain documentation related to clinical sites, preceptors, and student clinical experiences. The clinical education coordinator is also responsible for arranging and overseeing all clinical assignments and conducting regular and planned clinical site visits each semester. The clinical education coordinator will assist the Program Chair in the maintenance of the CAATE standards and filing reports as required by the accreditor.

Qualified applicants must hold a Doctoral Degree preferred in athletic training, health-related field, or education from an accredited college or university; must have a minimum of 3 years of experience as a Board of Certification (BOC) athletic trainer in good standing; and must hold or be eligible for state of Illinois Licensure as an Athletic Trainer. Preferred candidates will have teaching experience and/or experience serving as a Preceptor in a CAATE Athletic Training Program.

All faculty positions offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, life, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission included for benefit-eligible positions. Applications must include a letter of intent including description of education, certifications held, and all relevant experience, current curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references including phone numbers (candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted). Electronic applications welcomed. More information can be found at

Please submit application materials as follows:

Hardcopy submissions:
Faculty Search, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
Aurora University
347 S. Gladstone Ave.
Aurora, IL 60506

Electronic submissions:

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.


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