The Department of Health Sciences at Central Washington University, seeks applicants for a tenure-track position, as the Director of a NEW Graduate Program in Athletic Training.
The selected candidate is specifically tasked with the initial development of a graduate athletic training education program with innovative curriculum that satisfies the Commission on Accreditation for Athletic Training Education (CAATE) 2020 Standards for “Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs”.
Future/additional responsibilities will include course instruction; curriculum revisions; the hiring of additional faculty; assigning other faculty to courses; developing clinical affiliations; maintaining oversight of clinical experiences; academic advising; maintaining accreditation; engage in scholarly pursuits; provide service to the university, community, and profession; and coordinating applicant recruitment, selection, admissions, retention, and advisement.
Anticipated start date is September 2019.
The position will remain open until filled
Initial screening of applications will begin March 1, 2019.
An earned doctorate (e.g. Ph.D., Ed.D., DPT, DAT) in a relevant discipline (e.g. Athletic Training, Sports Medicine, Health Sciences, Physiology, Anatomy, Physical Therapy, or other closely related fields)
Contemporary expertise and experience in the field of Athletic Training
Certification and good standing with the Board of Certification (BOC)
Current state athletic training credential and good standing with the state regulatory agency
Hold or be eligible to obtain licensure/registration in the state 0f Washington
Previous clinical practice as an athletic trainer
A record of research/scholarship in the discipline
Previous full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level
Experience with obtaining/maintaining CAATE accreditation
Commitment to diversity
Previous experience as a Program Director in a CAATE accredited graduate or undergraduate program
Previous experience as a Clinical Coordinator in a CAATE accredited graduate or undergraduate program
Previous experience initiating a CAATE accredited undergraduate or graduate program
Evidence of demonstrated excellence in teaching
Evidence of previous graduate faculty status
Evidence of involvement with NATA and other relevant professional organizations
Evidence of mentoring students in research/scholarship processes
Internal Number: careers.cwu.edu #2690
About Central Washington University
Central Washington University is located in Ellensburg on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range in the heart of Washington State, about 2 hours from the Seattle metropolitan area. CWU is one of three state-supported comprehensive regional universities in Washington State. Offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 135 majors, the university enrolls approximately 11,500 students and has a faculty-student ratio of 17:1. With its robust focus on inclusivity and diversity, CWU has enrolled 33% minorities and graduates the largest percentage of Hispanic/Latino students of any public baccalaureate institution in the state. Excellence in teaching is the core of the university’s mission and is supported by faculty engagement in scholarship and service.Health Sciences (https://www.cwu.edu/health-science/) is a large, dynamic department meeting the needs of about 600 majors and encompasses undergraduate degrees in Clinical Physiology, Emergency Medical Services, Exercise Science, Food Science and Nutrition, and Public Health. Graduate programs encompass Integrative Human Physiology, Nutrition, Public Health, and a new program in Athletic Training. Specialty certifications in Dietetics and Emergency Medical Technicians are also offered.