Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

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The University of Southern Maine’s College of Science, Technology and Health seeks candidates for a 9 month faculty appointment at the Assistant faculty rank within the Department of Exercise, Health, and Sport Science’s (EHSS) Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited undergraduate Athletic Training Program (ATP).  This is a tenure-track faculty appointment.  Anticipated start date is September 1, 2017.   

                           

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses within the Department’s CAATE accredited ATP and within the candidate’s area of expertise.  Tenure-track faculty typically teach nine credit hours per academic semester.  The selected candidate will also conduct, present and publish scholarly activities in state, region and national forums and will provide service to the department, college, university, community and profession.

 

The Department of EHSS offers degrees in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Health Sciences. These innovative programs offer students the opportunity to gain clinical experience while using the most advanced athletic training and exercise science equipment available.  EHSS offers accredited, professional programs that provide a quality learning environment through content-rich curricula, student-faculty interactions, and active learning experiences to emphasize the application of knowledge. For information about the Athletic Training Program, and about the EHSS Department, please visit www.usm.maine.edu/ehss.

 

The University community is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of urban and Metropolitan universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at www.usm.maine.edu.

 

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university – and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine’s most exciting metropolitan region:

 

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships.  Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:

 

  • Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects.  A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a "foodie" hot spot!
  • USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus  supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
  • Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.

 

Qualifications:

 

Required:  A completed Doctorate, certification as an athletic trainer through the Board of Certification (BOC) and the ability to obtain licensure as an athletic trainer in the State of Maine.  Though candidates who have yet to complete the doctorate will be considered, the terminal degree must be completed by the position’s start date or a date negotiated between the candidate and the university.

 

Preferred: Content area teaching expertise in therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, kinesiology and methods of resistance training.  American Red Cross Emergency Medical Response teaching certification or willingness to obtain such certification.  Evidence of scholarly productivity, university level teaching experience and supervision of athletic training students in the clinical setting.  Graduate of an accredited athletic training program. 

 

Salary range:  low to mid 50’s

 

Apply online at: http://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs.  You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will upload a cover letter; a resume/curriculum vita that fully describes your qualifications and teaching experiences in your area of expertise with specific reference to the required and preferred qualifications; and a list of the names and  contact information for three professional references, at least one of which who can speak to your ability to serve in the faculty role. 

 

Review of completed applications will begin on November 12, 2017.  Materials received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the University.   

 

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

 

USM is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.