Assistant Professor Athletic Training

Position ID: 44309
Georgia College and State University
School of Health and Human Performance
Position Description
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 

Business Title

Assistant Professor Athletic Training

Position Number


Home Department

School of Health & Human Performance

Employment Type

Tenure Track Faculty




Faculty (10-month)

Time Limited?


Work Schedule

40 hour work week; Monday-Friday

Work Hours per week


Travel Required?


Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The School of Health and Human Performance is housed in the College of Health Sciences. We offer a BS in Exercise Science and a BS in Public Health. The Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT); in addition to a MS in Health & Human Performance with concentrations in either Health Promotion or Human Performance; and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Health and Physical Education encompass all of our graduate programs.

We have a high demand in the BS Exercise Science – Sports Medicine Concentration which is a pathway to prepare students to apply for the MSAT program. Our track record of success with Board of Certification (BOC) pass rates and job/graduate school placements at the undergraduate level over the past 10 years set the stage for a successful transition to the graduate level. The Athletic Training program is also CAATE accredited.

Primary Purpose of Position

Due to national accreditation standards for Athletic Training programs, three faculty members in content area are necessary to maintain accreditation and academic strength. In addition, we must be able to provide enough fte coverage for course coverage – including summers because this is a year round program for two years.

Filling this vacant position is essential to maintaining national accreditation, program demand, and academic strength in the Athletic Training program.

Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function

Faculty - Teaching/Instructing

Job duties performed for the above function

1. Teach graduate courses in athletic training (e.g. therapeutic modalities; intervention) and undergraduate sports medicine courses (emergency healthcare; foundations of therapeutic medicine) – 4/4 credit hour load;
2. Experience incorporating the use of standardized patients, clinical simulations and interprofessional education into teaching;
3. Maintain contemporary expertise in assigned teaching area;
4. Assist the Program Director with all aspects of athletic training curriculum development and implementation.

Georgia College faculty share the responsibility of teaching our core curriculum and providing foundation courses for majors and non‐majors alike. To carry out our public liberal arts mission, we seek faculty with the desire and ability to engage students as they launch their intellectual journey.

This faculty employee may also contribute to the Georgia College core curriculum by teaching topical freshman (GC1Y) or sophomore seminar (GC2Y) courses.


Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function


Job duties performed for the above function

As a tenure track faculty, the candidate will also be required to conduct professional scholarship in area of interest and expertise. Scholarship includes, but is not limited to, 1) publications in professional journals; 2) presentations at local, state, regional, national, or international conferences; 3) mentoring of undergraduate and/or graduate student research; 4) the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL); etc.


Key Functions and Related Job Duties

Key Function

Professional Development

Job duties performed for the above function

This would include service to the institution or the profession of athletic training at the local, state, regional, or national levels.


Other Duties and Responsibilities

Other Duties and Responsibilities

Candidates must contribute to the School of Health and Human Performance educational mission. The finalist is also expected to engage in University, College and Departmental service.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Background Check Statement

Georgia College conducts job-related background checks on final candidates in order to ensure a safe and secure work environment. All employment offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background screenings which include, but are not limited to criminal history, motor vehicle report, credit history, drug and alcohol screening.

Minimum Requirements

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education

Successful candidates are expected to have:
1. Doctoral Degree in Athletic Training or related field (e.g., PhD, EdD, DAT, DPT).

2. Familiarity with online synchronous and asynchronous instruction.

3. Evidence of successful higher education teaching and clinical supervision experience.

4. Minimum of 2 years experience as an ATC.

Department Required Skills

1. Understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning.

2. Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

List any other requirements

1. Strong communication skills.
2. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.
3. Strong understanding of the evaluation of Athletic training student performance competencies and methods in which these are measured and documented.
4. A strong understanding of the accreditation standards established by the Council on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education Programs (CAATE) for master’s level programs, and the outcome program goals which are formulated to achieve those accreditation standards.


Other Job Requirements

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Description of Requirement

1. Must have NATA BOC Certification.

2. Must be eligible for Georgia License as an Athletic Trainer.


Posting Detail Information

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Desired Start Date


Open Date


Open Until Filled


Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have achieved?
    • Bachelors
    • Masters
    • Specialist
    • ABD - All But Dissertation (Degree work completed; Dissertation needs to be completed)
    • Doctoral
  2. * Do you have higher education teaching experience?
    • Yes, 1 - 2 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 3 - 5 years higher education teaching experience
    • Yes, 5 or more years higher education teaching experience
    • No, I do not have higher education teaching experience
  3. * Have you successfully completed 18 graduate level semester hours in the teaching discipline described in this posting?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Unofficial Transcripts
  5. List of 3 References and Contact Information
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Required Qualifications
2 years
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Monday, August 3, 2020
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
278 Brooks Hall
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822


Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Tafara Makaya, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Kristopher Bolden, Assistant Director

Thomas Brazzle, System Coordinator