Assistant Professor Exercise Science (Athletic Training)

Job description

Category:: Academic / Faculty
Department:: Exercise Science
Locations:: Pella, IA
Posted:: May 16, '18
Type:: Faculty

About Central College:

Central College: Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa,is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa's largest lake.

Job Description:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, tenure-line appointment beginning August 2018.

QUALIFICATIONS: Central College seeks dynamic candidates with a doctorate in an athletic-training applicable field (human physiology, human movement, kinesiology, athletic training, or physical therapy) for a tenure-line assistant professor position. Candidates must have BOC-certification as an Athletic Trainer and be eligible for athletic training licensure in the State of Iowa. Candidates with experience working within a CAATE program and supervision of students are especially encouraged to apply. Our new colleague will be expected to teach clinical courses in athletic training and some combination of human physiology, human movement, or kinesiology. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose interests span athletic training and human movement (biomechanics and motor learning).

DEPARTMENT OF EXERCISE SCIENCE: The Exercise Science department offers an exercise science major with programs in physical education; health promotion; strength and conditioning; health and exercise science. Central's athletic training program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, offers educational experiences that prepare students to sit for the Board of Certification exam and attend top graduate programs across the nation. 85% of recent graduates have earned Board Certification. 99% of recent graduates are attending top graduate programs in related fields or working in the field. In collaboration with faculty and healthcare professionals, athletic training majors learn to master competencies and clinical proficiencies within a liberal arts framework. The Exercise Science department at Central College attracts students from across the country and is a central player in a newly forged collaboration with Bangor University in Wales.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. (ABD may apply) and must have BOC-certification as an Athletic Trainer and be eligible for athletic training licensure in the State of Iowa.

Additional Information:

Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace. Academic positions at Central College use E-verify.

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position please click "apply now". Review of applications will begin 12 June. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online:

  1. letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at a liberal arts, residential college.
  2. an updated curriculum vita.
  3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy.

Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to [email protected] or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.




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Posted: 5/16/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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