Asst Prof Kinesiology Athletic Training

Macomb, Illinois, United States

Job description

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU’s Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual’s membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: 11 month, tenure track position beginning August 1, 2018

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Kinesiology Department invites applications for the Director of Masters of Athletic Training Program to develop a new Master of Science in Athletic Training. We are seeking a dynamic leader to direct the program and we invite applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with the title of Director of Masters of Athletic Training Program.

The successful candidate will report to the Chair of the Kinesiology Department and be responsible for the development and implementation of a new Master of Science in Athletic Training Program. Main responsibilities of the position will include

  1. development of the new program and its curriculum;
  2. implementation and evaluation of the program;
  3. development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the program;
  4. teaching courses within the program;
  5. completion of accreditation applications and self-study reports and ensuring that the program is aligned with CAATE standards; and
  6. marketing and recruitment of the program.

RANK & SALARY: Assistant Professor, tenure track. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:



  • Terminal degree (PhD, EdD, DAT or equivalent) by the time of appointment in athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, or related field from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body)
  • BOC certification as an Athletic Trainer
  • Illinois Athletic Trainer license or eligible
  • Administrative experience with working knowledge of CAATE accreditation procedures is essential.
  • Contemporary expertise in the field of athletic training
  • Previous clinical practice as an athletic trainer
  • Scholarship
  • Previous teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level


  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association BLS Instructor.
  • Experience as an Athletic Trainer Preceptor and/or Clinical Education Coordinator.
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with community partners and stakeholders.
  • 3 years of professional experience in the field of athletic training clinical practice.
  • 3 years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.
  • Experience in or potential for securing external funding.
  • Experience in curriculum design, assessment, and outcomes measurements.

For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: The Kinesiology Department’s 20 full time faculty members serve a department of over 300 undergraduate students majoring in three B.S. degree programs of Physical Education, CAATE accredited Athletic Training, or Exercise Science, and approximately 100 graduate students majoring in the M.S. degree programs of Kinesiology or Sport Management. The Department has an array of facilities that support teaching and research related to sport management, athletic training, biomechanics, human performance, and pedagogy. For more information go to

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a “Best Midwestern College” by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier “Best Midwestern University” by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University’s 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

How to apply

Complete applications include:

  1. A letter of application
  2. Current curriculum vita or resume
  3. The names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references
  4. Copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be required for selected candidate
  5. Copy of current BOC card
  6. Copy of current state athletic training license, if applicable
  7. Copy of BLS Instructor Certification, if applicable

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.

Screening will begin on June 4, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Jennifer Plos at

For assistance with the online application system call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977.