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Director, Athletic Training Program (tenure-track)

California State University, Fullerton, Kinesiology Department

Job Title: Director, Athletic Training Program (tenure-track)
Reference Code: 9625BR
Job Location: Fullerton , CA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
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Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2017-09-14
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director, Athletic Training Program (tenure-track)
California State University, Fullerton

The Department of Kinesiology invites applications for a tenure-track position (open rank) in Athletic Training (10-month academic year appointment). We seek an individual to serve as the program director and further enhance the mission of an established athletic training program. We are especially interested in candidates who want to contribute to the diversity and excellence of our campus community. The faculty member should appreciate an inclusive perspective in their interactions with students, faculty colleagues, and administrators. The faculty member would join faculty and a campus community that values collegiality and collaboration.

The faculty responsibilities include:

  • Serving as the Director of the CAATE-accredited professional athletic training program.
  • Teaching athletic training courses, with possible teaching assignments in related areas.
  • Conducting and publishing research/scholarly activities in area(s) of expertise.
  • Collaborating with AT faculty in the maintenance and advancement of the AT Program.
  • Advising students in their academic degree pursuits and career development plans.
  • Directing graduate students with theses, projects and/or comprehensive exams.
  • Providing professional service to the University, as well as the profession and/or community.


The Department of Kinesiology (~1,700 majors) offers a BS degree in Athletic Training, as well as BS and MS degrees in Kinesiology. The proposal for the transition to a professional MS in Athletic Training (MSAT) is currently under review. The Department houses modern research/teaching facilities including Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Behavior, and Human Performance Labs, among others. Opportunities for collaboration are available through various research centers, including the Center for Sport Performance, the Center for Successful Aging, and others. Additional information is available at Athletic Training Program (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/at), Kinesiology (http://hhd.fullerton.edu/knes/), College of Health & Human Development (http://hhd.fullerton.edu), and CSU Fullerton (http://www.fullerton.edu).

Appointment Date                    
August 2018    

Rank & Salary

This is a tenure-track, full time position (10-month academic year) at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. The salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. The excellent comprehensive benefits package includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

Job Requirements


  • Doctorate in kinesiology, exercise science, or related area.
    • ABD considered; degree required by appointment.
  • Certification and good standing with the Board of Certification, Inc.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully teach a breadth of post-secondary AT related courses.
  • Focused scholarly agenda with record of research publications and presentations.
  • A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a CSU position. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.


  • Record of professional, university, or community leadership and/or service.
  • Contemporary expertise in athletic training education and the profession.
  • Previous clinical athletic training experience.
  • Experience in AT program administration and/or leadership role.
  • History of or potential to develop/obtain grants and external funding.
  • Effective and collegial interactions across campus and community populations.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Application Procedures

A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment and select 9625BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:

  1. A letter of interest relating your experience to the listed qualifications
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Unofficial graduate transcripts
  4. Recent publications (up to five)
  5. Record of teaching experience and evaluations (from past three years)
  6. Diversity statement*
  7. Three letters of reference** (be sure recommendations minimally address the areas below)
    • potential to work in/with a diverse campus community
    • history of quality campus/community interpersonal interactions
    • potential to obtain internal/external grants and collaborate in scholarship
    • promise as an academic program director/leader

* This statement should provide an understanding of your capabilities to address diversity in support of CSUF’s underrepresented and community populations.  Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service such that the committee can assess your ability to contribute to our campus in this area.  

** On the Reference page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents to a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive an email request along with information on uploading their letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Robert Kersey, Search Committee Chair at rkersey@fullerton.edu or (657) 278-2676.

Application Deadline
To receive full consideration, all application materials must be submitted by October 2, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

When inquiring or applying for this position, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the California State University, Fullerton and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Robert Kersey, PhD, ATC as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on www.AcademicCareers.com. Thank you.

Robert Kersey, PhD, ATC
800 North State College Blvd
Fullerton , CA 92831
Phone: (657) 278-2676
E-Mail: rkersey@fullerton.edu

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