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Kinesiology: Program Director in Athletic Training--Reinitiated Search

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor
  • Job ID: #16414
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Kinesiology: Program Director in Athletic Training--Reinitiated Search

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a Program Director for the new Master’s in Athletic Training (MAT) beginning August 20, 2020. This is a 10-month, tenured or tenure-track position at the rank of assistant, associate or full professor. The department seeks a candidate with demonstrated leadership, organizational, and communication skills to lead this new program. The candidate must be committed to teaching excellence and to an active research agenda involving athletic training graduate students. This position may carry an initial tenure appointment (if eligible at hire) and will begin with the 2020-2021 academic year with a start date of August 24, 2020.


  • Earned doctorate (e.g., PhD, EdD) from a regionally accredited institution in a science-based discipline
  • BOC Certified
  • Eligibility for licensure in the state of Wisconsin
  • Three years of clinical experience
  • Leadership/supervision/management experience
  • Research experience demonstrating current use of technology and evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
  • Ability to teach courses in Athletic Training
  • Evidence of university teaching experience 


  • Athletic Training program administration experience
  • Secondary area of teaching expertise to serve departmental needs
  • Record of research including seeking external funding and peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of mentoring student research
  • Evidence of professional service at state, regional, national, and/or international level 

DUTIES: Serve as Program Director for the MAT; teach courses in the MAT based on program needs and specialization; mentor and support graduate students in patient-care and other relevant areas of research leading to nationally/internationally refereed publications and presentations; provide academic advising to students; engage in service to the department, college, university and profession; recruit students to the graduate program; oversee clinical education in collaboration with the Clinical Education Coordinator, Medical Director, and other program faculty/staff as needed; maintain CAATE accreditation through day-to-day operation, yearly program review, and self-study/site visit actions involving the MAT. 

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Kinesiology consists of 12 faculty and instructional academic staff and approximately 700 majors and minors. Department faculty are dedicated to teaching, student learning and are actively engaged in student-faculty research. The Department is recognized for community outreach programs that offer health and physical activity opportunities for individuals living in the Eau Claire region. The Department maintains relationships with multiple regional healthcare providers including Mayo Clinic Health Systems.

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation. The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Kinesiology: Program Director in Athletic Training position (Job ID # 16414) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application, curriculum vita, and unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references. 

Direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Jeff Janot, Chair, Dept. of Kinesiology;; 715-836-5333. The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 15, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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