Assistant Professor: Athletic Training

Job description

San Diego State University School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences seeks to hire a full-time (10-month) tenure-track faculty member in the area of athletic training. This position will be at the Assistant Professor rank and will begin August 2021. An earned academic doctorate (PhD or EdD preferred) in athletic training or related field is required, along with certification as an athletic trainer (A.T.,C.). The successful candidate will possess strong research interest and capability as evidenced by an appropriate history of or potential for research and publication in top-tier refereed journals.  Procurement of internal and external funding to support and promote research is expected, as well as mentorship and supervision of master’s student’s research projects. Demonstration of successful teaching experience in athletic training and student mentorship is expected, along with Athletic Training Program, School, University, community, and professional service.

The School of ENS is in the College of Health and Human Services, one of seven colleges at San Diego State University. The School offers B.S. degrees in Kinesiology (with emphasis areas in Pre-Physical Therapy, Fitness Specialist, and Exercise Science Generalist), Athletic Training, and Foods and Nutrition; M.S. degrees in Exercise Physiology, Nutritional Sciences, and a dual M.S degree in Exercise Physiology-Nutritional Sciences; and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The School of ENS was the recipient of the 2019 Inclusive Excellence Award from the American Kinesiology Association. For additional information, visit

Current demographics of the AT student population are: 47.8% Hispanic/Latinx; 13% Asian; and 34.8% white.  ENS seeks to increase the representativeness of its faculty to support this diverse student population. ENS is currently undergoing the transition from a Bachelor to a Master of Science degree program in Athletic Training (MSAT) with an anticipated start date of Summer 2022. This is an exciting opportunity to build on the program’s 50+ year reputation and elevate the standard of education commensurate with the graduate degree. 

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria:

  • are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline,
  • have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline,
  • have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students,
  • have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research,
  • have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group,
  • have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities,
  • have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or
  • have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.

Please indicate in your cover letter how you meet at least two or more of these criteria. San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelors degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See  for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience.

APPLICATIONS:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, names and contacts for three references, and three letters of recommendation. Review of materials will begin on January 15, 2021 and applications will remain confidential until the candidate accepts an offer for an interview.  Candidates should apply via Interfolio at  For questions, please contact Dr. Denise Lebsack, Search Committee Chair, at [email protected]

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.




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Posted: 12/15/2020
Application Due: 2/13/2021
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