University of Colorado Assistant or Associate Professor - Athletic Training in Colorado Springs, Colorado

TheDepartment of Health Sciencesat theUniversity of Colorado Colorado Springs(UCCS)invites applications for a forward thinking, creative, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Athletic Training to start in August, 2019. Standard workload is 15 credit hours per academic year in a 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service distribution. The successful candidate is expected to teach collaboratively within theMaster of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) program; engage in scholarship in their area of expertise; support/direct graduate student research; and engage in service and leadership within the department, college, university and CU System.

The MSAT program is in the first year of seeking initial accreditation with an anticipated site visit in spring 2020; applicants should demonstrate the ability to contribute to the accreditation process. Team teaching is prominent in the program and the applicant should address his or her ability to incorporate team teaching within their teaching philosophy and function collaboratively with the athletic training and department faculty. Applicants should be able to demonstrate their commitment to ethics, diversity, and equity and how it would be modeled in the classroom.Experience with high-fidelity simulation and/or interprofessional education is highly desirable.

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TheWilliam J. Hybl Center for Sports Medicine and Performance, scheduled to open in April 2020, will integrate the clinical expertise ofCentura Healthwith the college’s academic capabilities to create a world-class environment for clinical practice, interprofessional education, and research.This Center will host a new teaching laboratory for the Athletic Training program.

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences(the college) is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship and practice in the health professions, facilitating collaboration for the promotion of a healthy community. The college currently serves 1400 students (80% undergraduate and 20% graduate) through its programs in theDepartment of Nursingand theDepartment of Health Sciences. Planned growth of existing programs and expansion in the areas of anatomy and physiology, exercise science, and physical therapy have the potential to double enrollment in the college over the next five years.

Colorado Springs, (pop. 500K ) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked byU.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S.

When applying, applicants must include: 1) a cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and qualifications; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy to include remarks on your commitment to quality student education, innovative teaching methods, how you will adapt your teaching to a team teaching environment, and your experience, if any, with high-fidelity simulation and interprofessional education; 4) a statement of research philosophy that addresses your experience and line of research, your research plan for the next five years and potential for funding, and any experience directing graduate student research; 5) a current, unofficial transcript(s).

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

UCCS is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 10,500 undergraduate and 1,900 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked asone of the top Western regional universities by U.S. News & World Reportand has earned recognition as one of the“Great Colleges to Work For” in 2018 by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

A candidate must be able to meet the essential functions of the position, including the ability to lift heavy objects (65 lbs) and to instruct/perform athletic training patient care skills with or without reasonable accommodation.

The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, educational verification, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for with disabilities by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (719) 255-3372.

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Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD or EdD in a field closely related to athletic training. (Degree at time of application or official evidence of completion of degree by August 15, 2019)

  • BOC Certification in good standing and eligible for Colorado Athletic Training registration.

  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) number

  • Minimum of 9 months full-time teaching athletic training in higher education

  • Minimum of 9 months of full-time teaching in a CAATE accredited athletic training program.

  • Minimum of 18 months of clinical practice in athletic training

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 27 months of full-time teaching in higher education highly preferred.

  • Evidence of successful teaching at the graduate level is highly preferred.

  • Preferred areas of teaching experience include: therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation, pharmacology, and/or care for special populations.

  • Knowledge and experience with CAATE accreditation

  • Record of scholarly activity conducting and publishing original research in the area of athletic training.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Athletic Training

Location: Colorado Springs

Requisition ID: 15192