Professor / Associate Professor - Athletic Training

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Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks an outstanding faculty member and visionary leader for an open rank, nine-month tenure-track position in the School’s Athletic Training program beginning August 2018. Appointment at the Associate or Professor rank is dependent on qualifications. Upon initial appointment, this position will also serve as the Athletic Training Academic Program Coordinator / Program Director.

Minimum Requirements:
Applicants must possess the following qualifications:
•Doctoral degree in Athletic Training, or a closely-related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Athletic Training.
•Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program and grant activity in Athletic Training.
•Current BOC certification and North Carolina licensure or North Carolina licensure eligible.
•Evidence of successful college teaching experience in a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited athletic training program.
•Experience developing and maintaining collaborative relations with campus constituents and off-campus clinical sites.
•Evidence of successful community involvement including the ability to develop and sustain formal partnerships with relevant Athletic Training related agencies.
•Previous experience and familiarity with CAATE standards and accreditation.
•Strong communication and leadership skills.
•Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the College and University.
•Previous full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates who possess the following qualifications:
•Previous successful experience in academic leadership positions.
•A minimum of 5 years clinical experience as a certified athletic trainer.
•Experience working with diverse populations.
•Evidence of successful technology integration in course delivery including Blackboard course management system.
•Demonstrated ability to mentor student research.
•Experience with preparation of self-study and/or substantive change for CAATE accreditation.
•CAATE site visitor.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The UNCW Athletic Training Program (ATP) has a long-standing and successful history of preparing students for careers in athletic training. The ATP received its initial accreditation in 2002 and was awarded a 10 year continuation in 2007. The ATP maintains a three-year aggregate first-time pass rate average of 90%. The ATP program will be transitioning to a Master’s of Science in Athletic Training degree in 2020.

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) is one of three schools (along with Social Work and Nursing) in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). The SHAHS has six undergraduate degree programs: Athletic Training; Public Health; Exercise Science; Healthful Living and Fitness Education; Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management; and Recreation Therapy. The SHAHS also has a Master’s of Science degree in Gerontology and 4+1 options (Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology, Recreation Therapy / Gerontology, and Exercise Science / Gerontology, and supports a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and a Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education. Minors are offered in Gerontology; Health; and Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management. Each of these degree programs focuses on helping others find enjoyment and satisfaction in their lives regardless of age or ability.

College/School Information:
The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leadership team that values interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and seek a leader that can facilitate continued positive momentum that has been developed over a proud history at UNCW.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 20, 2018; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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Job No: 16F-182
Posted: 4/2/2018
Application Due: 4/20/2018
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