Kinesiology & Health Studies, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor



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Job description

Level: Experienced

Job Location: Main Campus – Edmond, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Education Level: Graduate Degree

Job Shift: Any

Position Overview:     Clinical Education Coordinator for the Graduate Athletic Training Program

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is a full-time, tenure-track position.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100 full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in seven departments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors and 28 graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEP accredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and national levels with accreditations by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the Oklahoma Educational Quality and Accountability Commission (OEQA). UCO’s College of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment of nearly 4,800 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduate students. For further information see our website at

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Clinical Coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program:  Teach designated courses within the Athletic Training Education Program, as assigned by the Athletic Training Program Director & Chair.  Assist in the management, organization, and supervision of the Athletic Training Education Program.  (CAATE accreditation – Preceptor trainings)  Engage in recruiting and retention of athletic training students.   Supervision and mentor of athletic training students on campus and at clinical sites.   The individual will also fulfill academic duties including research, mentoring of student research and other co-curricular experiences, and provide service to the University and community.

Experience Required:

An earned doctoral degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to Tenure Track-Instructor.

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the postsecondary level, providing direct patient care as an athletic trainer, serving as a preceptor, establishing a working relationship with a directing or collaborating physician and working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals. Preference will also be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of administrative experience within an athletic training program, familiarity and experience with the CAATE standards and accreditation process, research/scholarship, professional service, involvement with enhancing learning opportunities. Current NATA BOC Certification  is required.

Experience Preferred:

A master’s degree in a related field is required; a terminal degree, or progress toward a terminal degree, is preferred.  Terminal degree is required to be completed by next accreditation cycle.  (2024)  Minimum of two years higher education teaching experience.  Minimum of five years of experience as a practicing NATA BOC Certified Athletic Trainer.  Experience working with CAATE Accreditation Standards and reporting.  Head or Assistant Training administrative experience preferred.  Experience with management of A Track Online Tracking experience is preferred.


Primary responsibilities are teaching, scholarship, and service to the University and profession.  In addition, demonstrate a high level of competence and deep understanding in the area of athletic training.   Compliance with program, departmental and institutional policies and procedures including but not limited to keeping office hours and making decisions regarding curriculum, assessment and program outcomes.  Participate on appropriate committees at the departmental, college and university level.  Committing to and understanding transformative learning in the classroom and in other opportunities provided to students.

Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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