Assistant/Associate Professor - Athletic Training - Pos#001744

Posting Information: The Athletic Training Program in the School of Health Sciences at Western Carolina University invites applications for a one-year, fixed-term assistant/associate professor position beginning in August 2018. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate athletic training students and participation in official activities of the School and University. Candidate may apply for full-time position when posted. Salary and rank are commensurate with academic qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Western Carolina University enjoys a national reputation as a leader in Athletic Training Education. The program's innovative curriculum and nationally renowned clinical education model are unique in the profession. A collaborative team teaching environment allows faculty to teach within their specialty areas. The program will transition to the Master's level, starting June 2020; the last incoming class of freshmen will be accepted August 2018 and the last transfer class July 2019. Student engagement is a hallmark of the program, with nearly 60% of graduates completing a professional presentation at state, regional and national meetings prior to graduation. The program enjoys a 99% BOC first-time pass rate since 2010 and 100% of program graduates have passed the BOC examination. 98% of program graduates are working in the profession. Students have been awarded more than four dozen NCATA, MAATA and NATA Foundation scholarships since 2006. The School of Health Sciences offers undergraduate programs in Athletic Training, Emergency Medical Care, Environmental Health, Integrated Health Sciences, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Recreational Therapy. The Master of Health Sciences graduate program offers concentrations in Emergency Medical Care, Health Education, and Health Management. Additional programs within the College of Health and Human Sciences include Communication Sciences and Disorders, Nursing, Physical Therapy and Social Work. A collaborative environment conducive to interdisciplinary teaching, scholarship and service exists within the School and College of Health and Human Sciences. Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university consisting of over 10,000 students with its main campus located in Cullowhee, NC. The county and surrounding areas provide residents a high quality of life with its proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and diverse outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community, and mild year-around temperatures. The Athletic Training Program is housed in the new 160,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Health and Human Sciences Building. The College of Health and Human Sciences' faculty are committed to creating and implementing a program of inter-professional experiences for students enrolled in the health professions, and opportunities for inter-professional research and collaboration is extensive. In addition, the western North Carolina rural, aging and medically underserved location provides numerous and rich opportunities for research and grant acquisition.

Minimum Training & Experience Requirements: Master's degree in Athletic Training, or related field from a regionally accredited institution Current BOC certification and eligibility for North Carolina licensure as an athletic trainer Documented history of effective classroom and clinical instruction in athletic training Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills Demonstrated commitment to student engagement and success

Preferred Qualifications: Doctoral degree in Athletic Training, or related field (eg. DAT, EdD, PhD, ScD, DPT) from a regionally accredited institution Evidence of service to the profession and/or community Evidence of scholarly activity and research agenda Additional allied health credentials and professional certifications such as MPH, PT, EMT, and CSCS

Special Instructions to Applicants: Thank you for your interest in this position. To be considered, you must apply online. Applicant should attach a current resume, a letter of interest, and a list of three references (include names, addresses and complete contact information). For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Melissa Snyder at mmsnyder@wcu.edu

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