Faculty Openings : The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Health and Human Performance
Associate/Assistant Clinical Professor of Health and Human Performance Athletic Training - Non-Tenure-Track
Background: The Department of Health and Human Performance is seeking a Certified Athletic Trainer to serve as non tenure Clinical Associate/Assistant Professor and Program Director of the Athletic Training Education Program to lead the initiation of an entry level masters program with the goal of gaining CAATE accreditation.
Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree in appropriate field of study is required.
Other requirements include:
- a record of academic training and/or teaching, research, service and professional experience at a leading academic institution,
- previous experience (minimum 5 years required) as a BOC-certified Athletic Trainer and possess a current Texas Athletic Training License (or eligible),
- a record or potential for conducting research related to athletic training, sports medicine, and/or allied health.
Additional appropriate professional certifications (e.g., CSCS, NASM-CPT, etc.) are preferred as is experience as program director for a CAATE athletic training education program or similar administrative experience. Preferred as well are clinical experience in athletic training with a background both in developing and implementing orthopedic rehabilitation and reconditioning programs working in diverse settings and in developing and implementing curriculum, clinical education, rehabilitation, assessment and therapeutic interventions.
A strong record of teaching athletic training related courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level is highly desirable as is using appropriate current technology.
Responsibilities: Programmatic administrative and supervisory responsibility organization and administration of all academic and clinical aspects of the CAATE athletic training education program in conjunction with the clinical director. Develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to athletic training; mentor students at the undergraduate, and master’s levels: conduct original research and contribute to exercise, nutrition, and health related research within the department; and establish collaborative partnerships within the department, university, medical community, and public/private sector.
Additionally, the successful applicant would be expected to serve in a supervisory capacity and provide mentorship for the employees of the Astronaut Conditioning and Rehabilitation group based at NASA-Johnson Space Center, therefore an interest in the health of the members of the astronaut corps is welcomed.
Salary: Salary is commensurate with professional experience and qualifications.
University Description: The University of Houston is a major urban research institution with a focus on urban issues and problems. The University has over 35,000 students in 14 colleges. The University of Houston is located near the renowned Texas Medical Center and NASA/Johnson Space Center providing faculty with a variety of opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research. Houston is the largest city in Texas and offers a large variety of professional, cultural and personal opportunities.
Submit a letter of Application, Curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and three letters of reference to:
Charles Layne, Athletic Training Search Committee
Department of Health and Human Performance
3855 Holman Street
104 Garrison Gymnasium
Houston, Texas 77204-6015
Review of application materials will begin November 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.