Program Director for Athletic Training 
Kinesiology Department
SUNY Cortland

POSITION: Tenure Track Faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor


RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibilities will be to serve as Program Director of Athletic Training which is fully recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The candidate will be responsible for day-to-day operation, coordination, supervision, and evaluation of all aspects of the Athletic Training Program. The candidate will provide guidance in the transition of the undergraduate athletic training program to the M.S. in Athletic Training Program. The candidate will also teach undergraduate courses in athletic training and other courses assigned by the department chair. In addition, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly activity, university and community service, advise students, work with the Office of Admissions in the recruitment of students into the ATP, serve on departmental/college committees and participate in professional organizations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in Athletic Training, Human Performance, Kinesiology or related field. Candidates who are ABD may be considered. Experience with clinically-related program administration. Additional requirements include current Board of Certification (BOC) certification and eligibility for NY State Licensure, a minimum of five years of professional clinical experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer and evidence of supervision and evaluation of athletic training students. Knowledge and experience with the CAATE accreditation processes and the administration of an athletic training program.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate should have at least three years’ of demonstrated university-level experience in teaching in the areas of athletic training, kinesiology and/or research methods at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. Two or more years of experience as a Program Director and/or Clinical Education Coordinator of an ATP. Demonstrated record of leadership and the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty. Experience as a CAATE evaluation team member for on-site visitations of athletic training programs.

THE DEPARTMENT: The degrees offered include: B.S. in Exercise Science, Sport Studies, Coaching, Fitness Development, and Athletic Training. A Master’s of Science in Exercise Science is also offered. The department has 21 full time faculty and international research scholars. The Athletic Training Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The department is characterized by a creative faculty and is seeking candidates who can contribute to innovative approaches to integrating kinesiology into both campus and community programming.

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: The College traces its beginnings to 1868 and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs in the School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and the School of Professional Studies. Our many programs are designed to support our commitment to civic responsibility, environmental responsibility, international education, professional education and social justice. More than 90 percent of SUNY Cortland’s 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students gain hands-on experience through internships, volunteerism, civic engagement and study abroad.

The campus is located in the geographic center of New York State and is a half-hour drive from Syracuse and Ithaca and four hours from New York City and Philadelphia. Situated in the beautiful Finger Lakes region, Cortland offers an array of regional cultural and recreational opportunities, as well as affordable housing and excellent school systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For a detailed job description or to apply online go to: http://jobs.cortland.edu. Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.