Overview

Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, eleven-month, tenure-track faculty position of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor with appropriate qualifications) and Athletic Training Program Director in the Department of Health and Exercise Science to begin September 1, 2021.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We seek candidates whose experience has prepared them to help us realize our college-wide goal of engagement and inclusion of culturally and racially diverse audiences in liberal arts and sciences. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education.

Minnesota is home to a vibrant African American community and growing communities of Hmong, Latinx, and Somali peoples, as well as significant numbers of Indigenous people. We believe that representation from all of these groups contributes positively to our student body.

We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA) College of Swedish immigrant heritage that is a leading residential, national liberal arts institution of 2200 students.

The mission of our Athletic Training Program is to provide educational opportunities in theory, practice, scholarship, and service pertaining to health-related fields, wellbeing, and sport. Through diverse curricular offerings and general education experiences, the program provides members of the Gustavus community with opportunities to enhance their personal wellbeing and become leaders in their professions, while embodying the core values of Gustavus – excellence, community, justice, service, and faith.

Major/Essential Functions: Gustavus faculty engage in teaching, scholarly research, and service to the college and department. Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses in the Athletic Training Program, which is accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). The successful candidate, along with athletic training faculty and staff, will be responsible for recruitment and retention of students, along with ensuring that students graduate with the requisite skills to pass the Board of Certification examination and become certified athletic trainers.

The candidate will be responsible for the phasing out of the Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training professional program. In addition, the candidate will develop and implement the Master’s in Athletic Training professional program in conjunction with athletic training faculty and will be responsible for ongoing program evaluation and maintaining CAATE accreditation. The candidate will also develop and maintain a research agenda along with actively participating in a variety of service opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate (i.e., PhD or EdD) in Athletic Training or related field
  • Prior full-time academic appointment teaching Athletic Training at the post-secondary level
  • Prior experience with gaining and/or maintaining CAATE-accreditation of a professional Athletic Training program
  • Demonstrated contemporary expertise in assigned teaching areas within the field of athletic training per CAATE standards
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching (examples of effectiveness may include student and/or mentor evaluations or evidence of professional development)
  • Evidence of a commitment to teaching and student advising
  • Certified and in good standing with the Athletic Training Board of Certification
  • Current or eligible for athletic training licensure in the state of Minnesota and good standing with current and prior state regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrated history of clinical practice as an athletic trainer
  • Ability to supervise and mentor master’s-level student research
  • Ability to establish an active program of scholarship
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds
  • A demonstrated commitment to supporting students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Articulated commitment to the Liberal Arts
  • Prior experience as a program director of a professional Athletic Training program
  • Prior experience advising student-led research projects
  • Prior experience with online and blended learning
  • Ability to work collaboratively and develop relationships and partnerships with healthcare professionals

Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A brief (one page) statement of what describes and informs your pedagogy and professional development as a teacher;
  • A brief (one page) diversity statement;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student and/or mentor evaluations);
  • A brief (one page) statement of research/scholarship goals and how these would contribute to the academic life of the college (e.g., involve students and be achievable at Gustavus);
  • Completed CAATE Contemporary Expertise Table (https://caate.net/pp-standards/);
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable);
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application).

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 12, 2020. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Please only upload the required documents listed above. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.