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Exercise Science (Athletic Training) – Assistant Professor [UPDATED]

Department: Exercise Science
Rank:  Assistant Professor
Specialization:  Athletic Training [UPDATED]
Search # 18-011

Southern Connecticut State University is a comprehensive university located in New Haven, a culturally vibrant environment surrounded by many fine universities with easy access to New York and Boston. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students located less than three miles from downtown New Haven near the Westville Village section of the city.  The university is student-centered and intentionally diverse, and we regard student success as our highest priority. We seek to instill in all of our students the value of the liberal arts and sciences as a foundation for professional development and life-long learning.

The Exercise Science Department invites applications for a full time, tenure track position to begin August 2018.  The mission of the Exercise Science Department is to provide exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in health and fitness. As a broad and diverse department, Exercise Science is committed to educating and developing leaders and practitioners in the areas of athletic training, human performance, school health education, physical education, respiratory care, and sport studies to benefit the public. The Athletic Training Program at Southern Connecticut State University is the longest accredited program in Connecticut and was recently re-accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2027. Additionally, we are actively beginning the transition process to an entry-level master’s degree program.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities will be teaching within the university’s dynamic and highly respected CAATE-accredited athletic training program, active engagement in scholarship/creative activity, institutional service, professional activity, and student advisement.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a terminal degree in athletic training or related field by August 2018, BOC certification, NATA membership, Connecticut licensure prior to start of the position, and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in immediate and emergency care, to include American Red Cross or American Heart Association Instructor certification in Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED, as well as CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Health Care Providers. Preference will also be given to candidates with a broad range of effective classroom teaching experience at the post-secondary level, experience as a preceptor, experience as an athletic trainer providing direct patient care, a National Provider Identifier (NPI), familiarity and experience with the CAATE Standards and accreditation process, and a demonstrated record of scholarly/creative activity, institutional service, and professional activity.

Application Process:

Please electronically submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references from academic and professional sources to:

 Gary Morin, Ph.D., ATC
Director, Athletic Training Program

The letter of interest must address the candidate’s ability to effectively teach university level athletic training courses, engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity appropriate for athletic training, and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations. Candidates may be asked for written reference letters at a later date.

In order for applications to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by October 16, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.