Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

The Division of Health Professions in the School of Nursing and Health Professions at McKendree University invites applications for a tenure track position in the Master of Science in Athletic Training program.  The program will undergo initial accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) in spring of 2021. The responsibilities of this position include teaching graduate courses in athletic training and undergraduate courses in exercise science and health and wellness, as well as participation in other activities of the division, school, and university. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in athletic training or related field

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) with five (5) years of experience

  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Illinois

  • Understanding of CAATE 2020 standards for athletic training education

  • Evidence of successful higher education teaching experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a Clinical Preceptor

  • Knowledge of professional Master’s program in athletic training

  • Documented clinical practice experience for a minimum of 5 years

  • Involvement through service associated with the CAATE, NATA, or BOC

  • Evidence of scholarly interests relevant to the field of athletic training

  • Experience with curriculum design, assessment, and outcomes measurement

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Statement of teaching philosophy, including diversity statement

  • Statement of research Interests

  • Proof of BOC certification and good standing with the BOC

  • Official college transcripts (all degrees)

  • Three professional letters of reference in the field of athletic training (letters should address clinical and formal teaching performance) and names and contact information for (2) additional references in the field of athletic training

Send all application materials to Shirley A. Baugh at, and reference position #ATH77.  Screening of applications will begin on January 1, 2021 and continue until position is filled.

Minorities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/ADA/Vet/Disabled