Athletic Training - Assistant/Associate Professor (518091)

  • Cal State University (CSU) Fresno
  • Fresno, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
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Job Description


California State University, Fresno

College of Health and Human Services

Department of Kinesiology

Athletic Training
Assistant / Associate Professor
Tenure Track
Fall 2023 (August 2023)

The Department of Kinesiology has an open tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank with primary responsibility to the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. Specific assignments are dependent on departmental needs and the background of the individual. Based on our department's needs and our student growth, multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Our faculty teach collaboratively and conduct clinical research. This position will provide support in one or more of the following areas: evaluation, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions; general medical conditions; cadaver anatomy; occupational health and safety.

Our faculty are engaged in all aspects of student success such as including students in scholarly activities, advising students, supervising graduate projects/thesis, developing curriculum, serving at all levels of the university, participating in community outreach, and other activities.

Our faculty have administrative responsibilities available to assume roles of program director or clinical education coordinator.

Our students: California State University, Fresno is committed to serving our students with a focus on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI); an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI); and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Through the College and University support, there are summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load that may be available to new faculty. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner, and dependent fee-waiver; child-care discount with KinderCare; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent.):
  1. An earned doctorate (Ph.D., DSc, DAT, DPT) in Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or a closely related discipline. An EdD with a master's in Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or closely related discipline will also qualify.
  2. Applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered; however, for an appointment, the doctorate must be completed by August 1, 2023.

Required Experience:
  1. Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  2. Certified as an Athletic Trainer by the Board of Certification, Inc.;
  3. Demonstrated contemporary expertise in athletic training;
  4. Evidence of clinical practice as an Athletic Trainer (can be obtained concurrently with post-professional degrees);

To be considered for the Associate level, candidates must show substantial evidence of:
  1. Successful teaching experience in the areas of Athletic Training or Sports Medicine.
  2. Scholarly activity in the areas of Athletic Training or Sports Medicine.

Preferred Experience:
  1. Experience in team teaching
  2. Administrative experience in a CAATE accredited program
  3. Experience in teaching one or more of the following areas: evaluation, treatment, and/or rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions; general medical conditions; cadaver anatomy; occupational health and safety.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by Sept. 26, 2022. Review of applications will begin on Sept. 26, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. If it chooses, the committee may review applications submitted after this date. All positions automatically close on May 1, 2023. Apply online at:

Attach the following:
  1. A letter of intent indicating what attracted you to this position at Fresno State and how you meet the required qualifications. We are particularly interested in your experience in athletic training, teaching experiences/philosophy, and your research agenda in your area(s) of contemporary expertise;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Names and contact information of three professional references;
  4. Diversity Statement

Candidates invited for an on-campus visit must submit by mail/e-mail within the designated deadline. The Search Chair will send information and requests for these items:
  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Three current letters of recommendation on official letterhead (dated within the last 6 months)

Committee Information and Search process:

Search Chair: Scott R. Sailor, EdD, ATC
Department of Kinesiology
College of Health and Human Services

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing the leaders of tomorrow, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the rich diversity of the campus community and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, visit:

The campus is ranked 24 th in the nation by Washington Monthly; ranked 3 rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions; and, ranked 41 st in the nation in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process. For additional information, please visit: We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

About the Department:

The Department of Kinesiology has well-established graduate programs in several Kinesiology disciplines such as Sport Psychology, Exercise Science, and Sport Administration. The Master of Science in Athletic Training Program (MSAT) started in Fall 2020, replaced an undergraduate professional program that had been successful for more than three decades. The CAATE initial accreditation self-study and site visit for the MSAT was successfully completed in Spring, 2022. The Program is now fully accredited by CAATE.

Our faculty members have diverse clinical and research expertise across the lifespan, including pediatric, adolescent, and aging populations of the culturally diverse Central Valley. Faculty research initiatives are broad and collaborative with faculty from across the University (CHHS Faculty Research).

Due to our unique and diverse student population, California State University, Fresno is designated as a minority-serving institution. This distinction provides access to numerous external research and funding opportunities. In addition to external grant support, faculty have received both assigned time and funding through Chancellor, Provost, and College Awards. Faculty research and faculty-led student projects have won numerous awards over the last several years. New Hires have a reduced teaching schedule and advising roster for their first two academic years.

The department has state-of-the-art equipment to support both teaching and research, including four labs: (Kines Labs Webpage)
  1. The Human Performance laboratory is equipped with Parvo Metabolic Cart, EMG, BodPod, Biodex Isokinetic Dynamometer, and an array of research-grade treadmills and bicycles.
  2. The Hydration Exercise and Thermoregulation [HEAT] Lab is complete with a Cantrol Environmental Chamber, electronically-braked cycle ergometer, and multiple methods to measure hydration.
  3. The Sport and Exercise Psychology Lab with private client counseling space and collaborative meeting space.
  4. The Sports Medicine Athletic Rehabilitation and Training [SMART] laboratory with state-of-the-art teaching spaces, patient simulation examination room, video capture and projection capabilities, conference room with student library, and simulated athletic training clinic complete with examination and rehabilitation equipment. The program also has a human cadaver laboratory with a filtered ventilation system and an overhead dissecting camera system.

Faculty in the Department are active leaders in kinesiology and athletic training locally, regionally as well as nationally. We frequently collaborate with Physical Therapy Faculty to conduct research and service through the Central California Sports Sciences Institute housed on campus.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Fresno State campus sits in the midst of the San Joaquin Valley, a valley rich in the traditions and representation of Native American peoples and cultures. We are grateful to be in the traditional homelands of the Yokuts and Mono peoples, whose diverse tribal communities share stewardship over this land .

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. Any offer of employment may be withdrawn, or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements outlined in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

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California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Closing Date/Time: April 30, 2023

Job Address

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