Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Job Details

Job no: 829193
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Education
Department: Kinesiology - Ed 10014394
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Education/Training, Fixed Term Faculty, Full Time (90-100%), Union
Working/Functional Title

Instructor/Ast Professor Fixed Term

Position Summary

The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University ( is world renowned for research, teaching, and outreach in pediatric kinesiology. Housed in the College of Education, the department serves approximately 1,400 undergraduate students and 100 graduate students.

Description of duties

  • Teach in all modes of delivery and at the undergraduate and graduate level in areas of expertise and department curricular need, with particular focus on the professional Master's of Athletic Training program.
  • Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students in the professional Master's of Athletic Training program.
  • Perform activities required to maintain CAATE accreditation.
  • Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

We are seeking a Fixed-Term Instructor or Fixed-Term Assistant professor in Athletic Training. If chosen as an Assistant Professor, a doctorate degree (or equivalent terminal degree) will be required. If chosen as an Instructor, a master's degree will be required for the position.

Advanced degree in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Health Administration or equivalent program (i.e., Public Health, Sport Science, Health Leadership). Applicants must be a Board Certified (BOC) Athletic Training and be able to obtain athletic training licensure in the state of Michigan. The successful candidate must have experience teaching in a CAATE accredited Athletic Training program.

Desired Qualifications
  • Previous experience as a Coordinator of Clinical Education.
  • Knowledge of CAATE accreditation practice and policies.
  • Evidence of effective graduate student mentoring.
  • Clinical practice experience.
Required Application Materials

Applications should be submitted via [email protected] (

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, teaching philosophy, diversity, equity and inclusion statement, curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses, emails, and phone numbers of 3 references

Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

Review of applications will begin on Dec. 9, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Department Statement

The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University is one of the oldest in the United States, first established as the Department of Physical Culture in 1899. Today, kinesiology is one of the largest undergraduate majors on campus and our doctoral program is ranked among the top 25 in the Evaluation of Doctoral Programs in Kinesiology conducted by the National Academy of Kinesiology. All major areas of kinesiology are represented within the Department, including exercise physiology, sport and exercise psychology, motor control and learning, biomechanics, and athletic training. The Department is characterized by a strong focus on student success, a vibrant research culture, and a friendly, collegial, and family-friendly atmosphere.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Nov 15, 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Nov 15, 2024 Eastern Standard Time


Working at Michigan State University 

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Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

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The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

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  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
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Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

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