Assistant Professor – Athletic Training and Exercise Science

Brookings, South Dakota, United States

Job description

The Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences (HNS) is inviting applications for a
9-month, tenure track faculty position with rank of Assistant Professor. The role of this faculty member will be to 1) teach graduate courses in the professional MS Athletic Training program and the Nutrition and Exercise Sciences program; 2) establish an independent, externally-funded research program and mentor student research; and 3) participate in professional service and service at the university. The appointment date will be August 22, 2017.

Applications are encouraged from individuals whose research focus will complement the research mission of the department. Promoting outcomes-research and establishing partnerships that support outcomes-research will be important elements of this position. As a faculty member in the Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences, this individual will work collaboratively with other faculty to foster the mission of the department and college, which is to develop human potential for the purpose of enhancing individuals, family, school, and community well-being.

– Commitment to excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework.
– Conduct a focused line of scholarly activity.
– Attract external funding for scholarly activities.
– Mentor graduate and undergraduate students.
– Provide professional service and leadership.

– PhD, DAT or equivalent in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, or related field.
– Current BOC certification.
– Record of research publications and grantsmanship proportionate with experience.
– Effective written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

– Teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
– Record of involvement in internally and/or externally funded grants.
– Evidence of professional service.
– Effective organizational skills.

Commensurate with qualifications.

SDSU is a land grant institution and the state’s largest institution of higher education with an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students. The department of Health and Nutritional Science consists of undergraduate and graduate programs in Athletic Training; Health Promotion/Exercise Science; Health, Physical Education and Recreation; Park and Recreation Management; Nutritional Science; Food Science; and Dietetics. The department serves approximately 650 undergraduate majors, 100 graduate majors and 35 faculty/staff.

SDSU is located in Brookings, South Dakota; a community of approximately 18,800 near the east central border of South Dakota on Interstate 29. The city has an excellent K-12 education system, is accessible to major medical facilities, has an active cultural and social environment, and has numerous lakes and parks within driving distance. It is 50 miles north of Sioux Falls, a city of close to 150,000.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by
February 1, 2017.

How to apply

SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site. The employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement; Curriculum Vitae; and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact SDSU Human Resources at (605) 688-4128 if you require assistance with this process.

Any offer of employment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, a criminal background check.

For questions on the position, please contact Jessica Meendering at (605) 688-5949 or

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students. Women, veterans, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Administration 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007. Phone: (605) 688-4128.

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