The Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance (PESH) at Winthrop University is seeking an innovative and involved tenure-track assistant professor to teach in and help coordinate an established program in Athletic Training. The individual will help foster the transition from an undergraduate only to a 3+2 program ultimately resulting in MS in Athletic Training. We seek a candidate who will be an exemplary leader, teacher, scholar, and active participant in the college, on campus, and with community partners.
The Richard W. Riley College of Education (COE) has a strong reputation in the preparation and advancement of highly qualified professionals for South Carolina and the country. Winthrop University’s Athletic Training program is CAATE-accredited* and the PESH faculty are known for engagement with students in a variety of co-curricular endeavors. The university enjoys close proximity to Charlotte, NC, high quality local schools, and an affordable cost of living. The college is committed to building a diverse educational environment. Individuals from under-represented groups or with experience working with under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. * The program has been placed on probation as of February 1, 2019, by the CAATE.
Teach courses in athletic training at the undergraduate and graduate levels
Support the vision for program initiatives, curriculum development, and accreditation, including continued transition to a master’s level program
Serve as a productive faculty member in all areas of university expectations (student intellectual development, scholarly activity, professional stewardship, and academic responsibility)
Lead efforts in cohort development, including recruitment and selection processes
Assist in identifying and guiding the work of adjunct faculty for the program
Advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
Foster collaborative activities with medical and sport organizations to develop internship placements and collaborative service to the profession
Use technology to enhance student learning, increase access, maintain program data, and facilitate recruitment and retention efforts
Serve on university, college, and departmental committees
Engage in relevant scholarship
Engage in teaching and other program-related activities in the evenings, summers, online, and occasionally weekends, as needed.
Doctorate with specialization in athletic training or closely related field
Experience as a provider of athletic training services to scholastic, intercollegiate, or professional athletes
Record of successful teaching and foundation for active scholarship
Demonstrated leadership ability
Ability to work collaboratively with departmental and other university members
Demonstrated ability in the use of technology and digital tools for instructional purposes
Experience in clinical supervision of athletic training students
Experience in curriculum development
Experience with accreditation procedures (CAATE)
Experience working with diverse populations
Expertise in therapeutic intervention as an instructional area
Position is full-time, nine-month, tenure-track with option of summer employment if enrollment is sufficient. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
Application review will begin on November 15, 2019. Applications received after the start of review may be considered if an acceptable candidate is not identified.
Submit the following materials:
A cover letter including the candidate’s interest in the position, qualifications, leadership experience, teaching philosophy, and research interests;
Current curriculum vitae;
Graduate transcripts for all advanced degrees (unofficial acceptable for application phase); and
Names and contact information for five professional references.
Additional materials may be requested during the review process.
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