Assistant Professor, Kinesiology - Athletic Training

Posting Date: October 18, 2018

Closing Date: Open until filled

Level: Full-Time Tenure Track – Start September 2019


Department overview: Join the faculty of the Department of Kinesiology located in the College of Science and Health, which is one of the five comprehensive and diverse colleges at William Paterson University.  The Department of Kinesiology offers a wide range of undergraduate programs in athletic training, exercise science, physical education/teacher certification and sport management, as well as graduate programs in exercise physiology and sport administration. As part of a commitment to pedagogical learning in these areas, the department offers all degree programs with small class sizes, research opportunities, and local and out-of-state internship experiences. 


Position overview: The Assistant Professor in Athletic Training will be an integral part of the athletic training program, which is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The Assistant Professor, along with his/her athletic training faculty and staff, is responsible for ensuring that undergraduate students graduate with the requisite skills to pass the Board of Certification (BOC) examination and become certified athletic trainers (ATs).  As Program Director, the Assistant Professor will be responsible for the phasing out of the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training program and institution and maintenance of the accelerated Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Master of Science in Athletic Training programs.  


Reporting relationship: Department of Kinesiology Chairperson


Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as Assistant Professor and Athletic Training Program Director (Program Director effective September 2020) by spearheading the development, maintenance, and periodic adjustment of the didactic and clinical components of the Athletic Training Program curriculum
  • Ensuring on-going CAATE compliance by proactively staying up-to-date on the Standards and collaborating with faculty to ensure that the Standards are understood and followed
  • Educating: engaging with faculty to ensure efficient organization of courses, coursework and the deployment of a high standard of athletic training pedagogy; teaching courses within the curriculum
  • Scholarship: conceptualizing, developing, executing, and maintaining a research agenda designed to lead to scholarly publications and presentations
  • Service: choosing to actively participating in the variety of service opportunities within the department, college, university community; advising and mentoring students



Required qualifications

  • Earned Doctorate in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, or related field
  • Certification - Board of Certification (BOC) Athletic Trainer
  • New Jersey Athletic Trainer license - eligible
  • Teaching experience and/or administration experience within a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) program
  • Working knowledge of CAATE accreditation standards


Personal attributes and traits:

  • Ability to convey role values by connecting with students and communicating and promoting the importance of their intended role in the University community and the community at-large
  • Commitment to the development of others by having demonstrated a strong desire to help others to recognize and expand their talents
  • A demonstrated attitude of enjoyment toward chosen job and career
  • Adept at objectively assessing and evaluating the abilities and performance of others
  • Able to influence others to actively contribute to group goals
  • Proven ability to fulfill professional duties in an ethical and moral way
  • Committed to self- assessment, self-improvement, self-management, and self-direction
  • Dedication to systems and processes by understanding and leveraging knowledge, language, authority structures and work within a given context to establish and honor norms, rules, policies, and procedures


About William Paterson:

William Paterson University is the third most diverse public university in New Jersey. As a longstanding member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), we have been designated by the US Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs that range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 10,000 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370-acre suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.


Invitation to apply:     

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Interested candidates will be prompted to:

  • Complete an application
  • Submit a cover letter and resume
  • Provide names/contacts of three professional references


    Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration.

    The application process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received prior to November 30, 2018 will be given preference.


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