Assistant/Associate Professor, Athletic Training Program Director

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Assistant/Associate Professor, Athletic Training Program Director

Health and Human Performance

IRIS Position Number:  50080536



The Department of Health and Human Performance within the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies at the University of Tennessee invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in a CAATE accredited Graduate Athletic Training Program, beginning August 1, 2019.  The position responsibilities include the following:

  • Serve as Program Director for the CAATE Accredited Graduate Athletic Training Program (GATP)
  • Coordinate curricular changes to align with recently release accreditation standards
  • Oversee day-to-day operation, supervision, and evaluation of the GATP
  • Teach graduate courses in athletic training and/or other courses assigned by the department head
  • Develop an active research agenda that leads to refereed publications and presentations
  • Seek external funding to support research agenda
  • Advise students in research, curricular, and post-graduation preparation
  • Provide service to the department, school, college, university and professional organization(s)
  • Work with the Office of Admissions in the recruitment of students into the GATP
  • Work collaboratively and cooperatively with faculty and staff within and across disciplines



Successful candidates will possess the following requirements:

  • Earned doctorate in athletic training or closely-related discipline (e.g., exercise science, sports medicine, educational leadership, etc.). Individuals who are "all but dissertation" (ABD) will be considered for faculty positions at UTC; however, the degree must be awarded before the first day of employment.
  • Current Board of Certification (BOC) certification and eligibility for Tennessee State Licensure
  • Demonstrated clinical experience as an athletic trainer
  • Demonstrated university-level experience in discipline-specific teaching
  • Evidence of supervision and evaluation of athletic training students
  • Knowledge and/or experience with the CAATE accreditation process
  • Knowledge and/or experience with the administration of an athletic training program
  • Evidence of conducting and disseminating peer-reviewed discipline-specific research
  • Experience using a variety of instructional modalities, including online instruction
  • Willingness to engage in assisting the UTC campus in its ability to reach additional goals as specified in UTC’s strategic plan, including a demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Excellent communication skills when working with diverse groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Program Director and/or Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Demonstrated record of leadership and the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty
  • Experience as a CAATE evaluation team member for on-site accreditation visits
  • Experience as a clinical preceptor for 3 or more years
  • Graduate-level teaching and advising experience

Application Procedures:

Applicants should prepare to submit the following information to our online application system for consideration:

  • Cover letter/letter of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae, including up-to-date, personal contact information
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Statement of research focus (1-page)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (1-page)
  • Names, titles, phone numbers, and email addresses for three (3) references for confidential letters of recommendation to be requested.

Review of applicants will begin on May 3, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site by visiting:

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga is the second largest school in the University of Tennessee System, serving a diverse student body of more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students through five academic colleges. UTC offers a unique blend of private and public school traditions and is a driving force for achieving excellence, embracing diversity, inspiring positive change, and enriching the community. Since its founding as Chattanooga University in 1886, UTC has developed a reputation for excellence built on an unusual blend of the private and public traditions of American higher education. For more than 83 years, the university was a private school. In 1969, UTC became part of the state university system. Today, UTC is on a journey to excellence - boldly embracing a passion for excellence in all things and focused on changing lives and transforming communities. The UTC commitment—each and every day—is to earn the trust and confidence of those we serve. Our goal is to make a difference in our community and in the lives of our students.

Our definition of student success is a graduate who has the knowledge required to succeed in the workplace and the personal development to show up on time, how to collaborate and work with others and to execute the steps to complete a project. We have held the line on the cost of education with record low tuition increases over the past four years. But we still have $325 million invested in eight ongoing renovations to campus buildings and construction of new facilities.

Chattanooga, the fourth largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. The city has received national recognition for the renaissance of its beautiful downtown and redevelopment of the riverfront. Chattanooga is home to the first Gig Internet in the United States, and companies like Unum, McKee, U.S. Xpress, Volkswagen, Coke United and Amazon have chosen to set up shop in Chattanooga. Attractions such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Lookout Mountain, Civil War battlefield sites, the African American Museum, and the Appalachian Trail bring thousands of people to the area, as do events like the Riverbend Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga, and the Southern Writers Conference. Chattanooga is the home to the seven-time NCAA Southern Conference Football Champions, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs. 

People who love the outdoors use Chattanooga as a base for biking, hiking, and walking from campus to downtown and beautiful Tennessee Riverwalk. The nearby beautiful Smoky Mountains and Tennessee River support the greatest variety of flora of any area in the United States. Chattanooga also has a long and rich past with regard to diversity, which includes Native American heritage, Civil War history, and the Civil Rights movement. Chattanooga is also just a two hour (or less) drive from Atlanta, GA, Nashville, TN, Knoxville, TN, and Birmingham, AL.

The University of Tennessee Chattanooga is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or protected veteran status.




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Posted: 4/25/2019
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