Assistant Professor-Sports Medicine and Athletic Training
Missouri State University - Springfield, MO

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The Assistant Professor is a member of the ranked faculty with an intermediate academic rank who has demonstrated achievement in the areas of teaching, research, and professional service appropriate to the discipline. The Assistant Professor’s teaching responsibilities are assigned by the academic department head and may include serving as an academic advisor. The Assistant Professor engages in scholarly activities beyond those associated with teaching and is expected to demonstrate professional productivity in research, based upon the availability of resources and consistent with the mission of the University.

Description of Primary Duties
The position is a 9-month, tenure-track faculty appointment in the Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Department which has a focused emphasis in undergraduate (professional) and graduate (post-professional) athletic training education. Teaching responsibilities will include graduate (rehabilitation and leadership) and undergraduate athletic training courses. Nine (9) contact hours will be assigned typically in each fall and spring semester. Additionally, the position requires development of an active research program involving undergraduate and graduate students, student advisement, and engagement in department and community service. A continuous publication record in peer-reviewed journals is necessary, as is the search for extramural funding to support research. Additionally, candidates must be collegial and team oriented with effective verbal and written communication skills. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
The minimum acceptable qualifications for the position of Assistant Professor are prescribed in the Faculty Handbook. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Additional Qualifications
Education: An earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, or equivalent in a related field) awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education is required.

Experience: Experience with athletic training accreditation, Functional Movement Screen concepts, and graduate education will be highly valued.

Certifications/Licensure: Certification as an athletic trainer by the Board of Certification and eligibility for licensure in the state of Missouri are required.

Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills are required. Effective interpersonal and organizational are required. The ability to prioritize effectively is required. Computer literacy is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

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Special Instructions to Applicants
The First Date of Consideration is 03/20/2013.
Official Transcripts will be required at time of hire.

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