Assistant or Associate Professor in Athletic Training

Illinois State University, Normal
Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive be
Jun 23, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The School of Kinesiology and Recreation invites applications for the position of a tenure-track, Assistant or Associate Professor in Athletic Training, beginning August 16, 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS: A terminal academic degree (PhD or EdD) in Kinesiology, Higher Education, or a related field with a specialization in Athletic Training is required. Applicants with expected completion of doctoral degree before March 2019 will be considered. The individual must have a minimum of three years of Board Certification (BOC, Inc.), be in good standing as an Athletic Trainer, and must hold or be eligible to apply for Illinois Licensure as an Athletic Trainer by the start date of the appointment. Experience in the supervision of athletic training experiences, research mentorship, and quality college teaching is expected. Candidates must have focused scholarship in the areas of biomechanics or manual therapy, as well as any other areas of interest. For consideration at the associate professor level, applicants should have an appropriate record of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity. State law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position.



1) TEACHING: Provide quality instruction in undergraduate and graduate courses, as needed, for the Athletic Training Program. Direct independent studies, graduate research projects, and theses.

2) SCHOLARSHIP: Develop a focused area of scholarship that culminates in nationally refereed publications and professional presentations, be involved in scholarly projects with faculty and students at the undergraduate and graduate level, and submit grant proposals. Focused scholarship in the areas of biomechanics or manual therapy.

3) SERVICE: Participate in faculty meetings and School activities. Serve on School, College, and/or University Committees and contribute to professional organizations. Advise majors regarding general career options and professional matters.

APPOINTMENT: Tenure-track, nine-month position. Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a comprehensive benefits package.

RELATED INFORMATION: The Athletic Training Program is a part of the School of Kinesiology and Recreation (, located in the College of Applied Science and Technology ( The School of Kinesiology and Recreation is housed within the state of the art Student Fitness Center and McCormick Hall building, which opened in January 2011. The undergraduate program and post-professional graduate program are both accredited by the CAATE. There are approximately 130 undergraduate students majoring in Athletic Training and 24 graduate students in the Athletic Training sequence. The undergraduate program is currently in the substantive change process and will be submitting curricular changes during the 2017-2018 academic year, admitting the first professional Master’s class in Fall 2020. The graduate program was reaccredited for seven years in Fall 2016 and we plan to continue offering a post-professional Master’s program until there is no longer a need before moving to another post-professional program.

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,500 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. Illinois State University ( is a fiscally sound university that is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. The campus is located in the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal, a thriving community of approximately 125,000 people and conveniently located approximately two hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration, please complete an online application at posting number 0709571 at In the application, please include a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three current letters of reference by October 1, 2017.

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