Assistant Professor, Athletic Training

Rowan University
Glassboro, New Jersey

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 495774
Work type: Regular Full-Time
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Categories: Faculty - School of Nursing & Health Professions

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Department of Health and Exercise Science

The School of Nursing & Health Professions invites applications for a 10 month tenure-track assistant professor position in the Athletic Training Program, in the department of Health and Exercise Science, starting September 1, 2022. We seek outstanding candidates who hold a Ph.D., DAT, DPE or Ed.D. in Athletic Training or related field. Successful candidates are expected to develop and maintain an active, extramurally funded research program through outstanding scholarship, and to demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring both graduate and undergraduate students.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Teach courses within the Pre-Athletic Training Curriculum and the CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program (ATP)
  2. Conduct rigorous scholarly activity and successfully compete for external funding consistent with Rowan University’s research trajectory
  3. Serve on Graduate Student Research Study committees
  4. Assist with Athletic Training Program administration
  5. Provide service to the Department, College and University

Required Qualifications:

  1. Hold PhD or equivalent terminal degree, including but not limited to Ed.D., DAT, or DPE, from an accredited institution of higher education in Athletic Training or a related field
  2. Hold current national certification and be in good standing with the Board of Certification
  3. Be eligible for and maintain New Jersey State licensure
  4. Have experience teaching within a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program
  5. Have three years of Athletic Training clinical experience
  6. Demonstrate the ability to successfully compete for external funding consistent with Rowan University’s research trajectory.

The MSAT maintains a strong reputation for sustaining high standards and having student-centered faculty to prepare students to enter the Athletic Training Profession. Over the last twelve years, the ATP has maintained a BOC Exam first-time pass rate of 100%. The ATP has transitioned to a two year graduate program with a 3 year pre-Athletic Training curriculum designed to prepare students for the professional preparation Athletic Training Program. The ATP continues to strive to produce highly qualified candidates who will provide exceptional quality health care and move the Athletic Training profession into the future. Please refer to the Program’s website for more information:

The Department of Health & Exercise Science has five interrelated, yet distinct undergraduate majors including: Athletic Training Pre-Athletic Training curriculum, Exercise Science, Nutrition, Public Health & Wellness, and Health Promotion & Wellness Management. The department also offers a Health Studies degree completion program and a 3 + 1 BA in Fitness Management (in partnership with Rowan College of South Jersey). The department houses two BS/MS graduate programs, BS in Athletic Training Studies/MS in Athletic Training and MS in Dietetics, and one online graduate program, MA in Wellness & Lifestyle Management. Most programs are nationally accredited and all maintain high outcome measures as they relate to preparing students to enter their respective professions.

For more information on the department, please refer to the following link:

Rowan University is a Carnegie-classified Doctoral University with approximately 19,000 students. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 miles southeast of Philadelphia, PA. Rowan has been recognized as one of the top 100 public universities in the nation and is ranked 3rd among public institutions in the North by U.S. News & World Report.

Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. For the complete Rowan University non-discrimination and affirmative action policy see: The Department of Health & Exercise Science is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, student body, and curriculum; we seek candidates who have demonstrated the ability to work with diverse populations, and to build diverse and effective collaborations in research, teaching and service.

Starting Date: September 1, 2022

Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background

General Information:

The application must be submitted through Rowan University’s Career Site.

Please submit a single PDF that includes the following items in the order listed: letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a description of research agenda including potential funding mechanisms, and a statement of teaching philosophy that includes ideas for fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field. Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email directly to: [email protected].

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations.

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Rob Sterner, Chair of the Search Committee and Program Director at [email protected].

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin November 20th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Advertised: Oct 29 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:


Working at Rowan University 

Rowan University, located a half-hour outside of Philadelphia with its main campus in suburban Glassboro, N.J., is an institution on the move.

This summer, the University opened Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU) in partnership with Cooper University Health Care, in Camden. The first new four-year, M.D.-granting medical school in New Jersey in more than 35 years, CMSRU welcomed its first class in August 2012.

Rowan continues to work with the Borough of Glassboro and private developers on Rowan Boulevard, a $300 million redevelopment project that links the University’s main campus to the historic downtown. This fall alone, the partners broke ground for a new academic building/parking garage and a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. Rowan Boulevard already includes a Barnes & Noble Collegiate Superstore, housing for approximately 1,300 students and retail space.

The University also recently created a School of Biomedical Sciences, which joins nine colleges. In addition to CMSRU they are: the Rohrer College of Business, Communication & Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Graduate & Continuing Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics.

Earlier in 2012, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie awarded Rowan state research institution status (not Carnegie classification) as part of the New Jersey Medical and Health Science Education Restructuring Act, making Rowan only the second comprehensive public research institution in the State. That Act also opened the door to Rowan partnering with Rutgers-Camden to create a College of Health Sciences in Camden near CMSRU. The vision for that College calls for schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, food science and 16 allied health programs. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in nearby Stratford, N.J., is to become part of Rowan in the near future. When that occurs, Rowan will be only the second school in the nation with M.D. and D.O. medical programs.

A selective, medium‑sized public university, Rowan is recognized for its nationally ranked academic and athletic programs, talented professors and high‑tech facilities. The University, which has a branch campus in Camden, N.J., and the South Jersey Technology Park at Rowan University in Mantua, N.J., prides itself on being able to provide its more than 12,000 students with an outstanding education at an exceptional value.

 The University offers 57 undergraduate majors, including four undergraduate degree-completion programs; three dual bachelor’s/master’s degrees; more than 40 master’s level programs (including specializations); approximately 25 graduate-level certificate programs; 12 post-baccalaureate programs or endorsements; and two doctoral/specialist programs, including the M.D. degree from its medical school. Students can pursue their degrees at the main campus, the Camden campus, online or at several community colleges, as well as at CMSRU.

Rowan has been recognized by national organizations that evaluate colleges and universities. U.S. News & World Report ranked Rowan 19th among Best Regional Universities—North, third among the public institutions in the category. The Princeton Review named Rowan among 222 institutions in its Best in the Northeast section of its website feature 2013 Best Colleges: Region by Region and included the Rohrer College of Business in its edition of the Best 296 Business Schools. The Princeton Review also listed Rowan, which in the past has been recognized by the U.S. EPA as a Top Green Power Purchaser in its athletic conference, in its Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2012 Edition.


Currently, Rowan University employs 1,090 faculty members: full-time tenure-track professors, full-time temporary professors, part-time professors and adjuncts. The University also employs 940 staff members.

Recognizing that employees, students and the community are valuable resources, Rowan’s Human Resources Department supports the University’s vision and mission; encourages the personal and professional enrichment of employees; provides services appropriate to employees’ needs; and promotes awareness, learning and collaboration.

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