Assistant Professor - Athletic Training - Phoenix Campus (Job ID 605702)

$54,000 - $73,000 yearly
  • Northern Arizona University, Athletic Training Program
  • Phoenix Biomedical Campus Northern Arizona University, North 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Oct 07, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology

Job Description


This is a 9-month tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. The position is anticipated to start for the Spring 2022 semester. We are especially interested in applicants with a variety of experiences in diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice realms.

A tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor is being sought for the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) Professional program on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Responsibilities for this position will include developing and teaching courses within the MSAT Professional program, specifically in the area of health informatics and epidemiology, therapeutic modalities, injury evaluation, and psychology of the injured athlete.

 The candidate will also be expected to develop and sustain an independent research line related to their area of expertise; collaborations across campus are possible and encouraged. Successful applicants will demonstrate evidence of the skills and commitment necessary to develop an extramurally funded, research and/or scholarship program. Other expectations include participation in curriculum development, student advisement, program admissions, marketing and recruitment, and service to the department, college, university, and/or profession.

General Information

Northern Arizona University is a 29,569-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 70,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

The MSAT Professional program on the Phoenix Biomedical campus employs 3 core AT faculty, in addition to the 3 core faculty located at the Flagstaff Mountain Campus. The two campus programs function as one program within the department. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

 The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

 For information about diversity, access, and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.


Preferred and Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Eligible for licensure as an athletic trainer in the state of Arizona (the selected finalist will be expected to obtain AZ licensure).
  • Academic/Research doctorate degree (PhD, EdD, DSc, etc from an accredited institution). Candidates nearing completion of a doctorate (ABD) may be considered, but the doctorate must be completed by the start date.
  • Certified Athletic Trainer with 3+ years post-certification experience.
  • Demonstrated evidence of teaching in a CAATE accredited program for a minimum of 1 year.
  • Evidence of clinical athletic training experience for a minimum of 2 years.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Post-doctoral experience.
  • Background in public health and/or epidemiology.
  • Previous full-time faculty appointment in a CAATE MSAT program for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Active membership in and service/involvement to professional organizations associated with Athletic Training (NATA, CAATE, BOC, Research and Education Foundation, State, District level).
  • At least 2 years of documented experience working within an online environment.
  • Evidence of clinical athletic training experience for 3+ years.
  • Experience with the ATCAS application system and the Typhon Student Tracking System.
  • The ability to collaborate with disciplines outside of athletic training, especially those on NAU’s Phoenix Biomedical Campus.
  • Evidence of the development, implementation, and dissemination of research in peer-reviewed publications.
  • Experience with grant writing and history of applying for extramural funding.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Application Details

To apply, to view the original post, and to apply, proceed to The NAU Careers Website,. Follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605702, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page. You may also apply by sending application materials (in ONE PDF) to Dr. Monica Lininger, Search Committee Chair, at

Application must include: (1) a cover letter highlighting your particular qualifications for this position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) a statement of research interests; and (5) names and contact information for three references.  Save all items as PDF and/or Word documents.

 If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website  or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. If you have specific questions, please contact the chair of the search committee at

 If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


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Application Deadline

Review of Applications will begin November 8, 2021