Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
SUNY Cortland

POSITION: Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor

RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as full-time tenure track assistant professor of Kinesiology and coordinator of clinical education in a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accredited athletic training program; facilitate the assessment and development of the clinical education of athletic training students; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in athletic training and/or other courses assigned by the Kinesiology department chair; develop an active research agenda that leads to nationally/internationally refereed publications and presentations; seek external funding to support research agenda; direct graduate and/or undergraduate research projects; provide service to the department, school, college, and university; work with the program director and athletic training faculty with the administration and delivery of the Athletic Training program; assist with department and athletic training program recruitment events; participate in professional organizations and; advise students.

Our program emphasizes experiential learning and is committed to the practice-to-theory-to-practice model of teaching. Faculty members are expected to have a commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice; a passion for exercise and sport with well-developed understanding of the complexities of the clinical fields; a desire to contribute to a culture of inclusivity and diversity through teaching, scholarship or service; ability to provide leadership in teaching research or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment; a desire to work with students from diverse backgrounds; commitment to improving access to higher education for all students regardless of background, and; commitment to educating students to become global citizens.


Doctorate of Athletic Training (DAT), PhD in Human Performance, Kinesiology or other doctoral degree in closely related field is required; all but dissertation (ABD) applicants at time of application may be considered with completion required within one year of initial appointment.

Also requires: Current Board of Certification (BOC) certification and eligibility for NY State Licensure; National Provider Identification (NPI) number; professional clinical experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer; evidence of supervision and evaluation of athletic training students, and; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with the CAATE accreditation process.


  • Experience with clinically-related program administration;
  • demonstrated university-level experience in teaching in the areas of athletic training and/or kinesiology at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels;
  • experience as a Coordinator of Clinical Education of an athletic training program;
  • experience with inter-professional practice and team based care, and/or;
  • experience as a clinical preceptor.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW: The Kinesiology Department is housed in the College’s School of Professional Studies. The degrees offered include: B.S. in Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Fitness Development, Coaching, and Sport Studies. A Master’s of Exercise Science degree is also offered. The proposal for a new M.S. in Athletic Training is currently being reviewed. The department has 26 full-time faculty members who readily engage their 800 students in teaching, research, and service activities.

The department is member of the American Kinesiology Association (AKA) and recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). The Athletic Training Program is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training (CAATE). The department is characterized by a creative and collaborative faculty who foster learning through innovative classrooms, symposia (e.g. Sports Medicine), research, and service learning within the classrooms and in the community.

The department actively promotes equity, inclusion, diversity and social justice, incorporates various approaches to transformational technology, and has accessible, unique, laboratory equipment to provide the necessary experiences to meet student learning objectives. It also has several student clubs (Athletic Training, Dartfish, FIT) that provide avenues of student growth within and outside the department.

Internationally, the Kinesiology Department has affiliations with colleges in England, Germany and Australia. Several students have gained excellent learning experiences through these transformational opportunities.

Candidates are encouraged to review the department website at http://www.cortland.edu/kinesiology for further information.


APPLICATION PROCEDURES: For a details and to apply: http://jobs.cortland.edu/postings/3234 . Application materials will be accepted until the position is filled.

About SUNY Cortland

THE COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY: SUNY Cortland is an engaged learning community that is committed to promoting a diversity of thought and experience. We believe that an equitable, inclusive and diverse campus and curriculum are critical to our educational mission. Tenure track faculty contribute to the College’s values of inclusive excellence through outstanding teaching, research and/or scholarship, service to the department and college, and by providing academic advisement and mentoring to/for all students. Faculty are expected to maintain a routine presence on campus to support our Campus Values of Focusing on the Students, Integrity, and Intellectual Life and serve our Campus Priorities of Academic Excellence, Transformational Education, Well-being, and the Maximization of Resources.

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.