Program Director/Assistant or Associate Professor of Athletic Training
The Program Director/Assistant or Associate Professor will be responsible for development of a Master of Athletic Training at Limestone University. Once the program is established the Program Director will be responsible for the daily operation, organization, administration, general effectiveness, and supervision of the program which will be delivered in Day and Online Platforms. In addition, the Program Director must demonstrate strong leadership skills and a commitment to developing quality academic programs. Strategic planning, development, and accreditation work for athletic training is required. The start date for this position is January 2021.
Key Job Accountabilities
Program Leadership: Direct and lead the athletic training faculty to achieve program mission, goals and objectives, ensuring that curriculum development, instructional design and course syllabi are consistent with the catalog and expectations of the university. Work with university officials to ensure the delivery of a high-quality athletic training program on all fronts (alumni relations, Online and Evening programs, marketing, admissions, advancement, etc.). Evaluate curriculums, pedagogical methods, clinical structures, lesson plans and texts. Conduct staff and program meetings. Create and maintain an organizational environment within the Athletic Training Program that encourages creative, productive, and cost-effective delivery of academic programs on and off campus. Serve as liaison between deans, academic chairs and faculty members of the program.
Faculty/staff Supervision: Interview and select faculty and staff members in cooperation with School Dean and Provost and provide in-service training and professional development for instructors. Plan, assign, and evaluate work performance and address faculty and staff issues when they arise, making the proper reports to your supervisor.
Clinical Management: Plan for, schedule and develop contracts with clinical facilities for the implementation of the curriculum. Perform annual maintenance required to keep all clinical contracts and related affiliation agreements current, troubleshooting and solving student and faculty/staff problems when they arise. Maintain good working relations with all clinical affiliates and attend all meetings of clinical affiliates.
Budget Management and Fundraising: Work with supervisor to prepare budget and determine allocation of funds for faculty/staff, supplies and equipment and labs. Monitor expenditures.
Professional Development: Remain current in knowledge, skills and best practices in delivering a quality Athletic Training Program through attending conferences, classes, reading journals and independent study. Maintain active membership in professional Athletic Training organizations.
Teaching: Courses as assigned.
Compliance: Maintain CAATE accreditation. Complete Annual Reports and other requested reports/rejoinders. Identify needed revisions to program or area processes and procedures to ensure compliance with program certification, rules, regulations, guidelines, state and federal laws and university policies and procedures. Prepare reports and statistical information regarding the activities of the program assigned to the president, the administration, and community and/or the State of South Carolina.
Assessment: Maintain program statistics. Complete program assessment reports. Coordinate information retrieval, conduct research, compile data and prepare reports and presentations as required by the program or area assigned.
- Possess a terminal degree (PhD/DAT) in Athletic Training or a related field
- BOC certified athletic trainer for at least five years
- Eligible for South Carolina State Certification.
- Previous experience in a CAATE-Accredited Athletic Training Program
- A minimum of three years of experience in an administrative position.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Highly organized, and detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task.
Interested candidates should complete the online application and upload a letter of application, resume/vita, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. You may direct inquiries to Dr. Brian Ameling, Dean of the School of Natural and Health Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Limestone University, 1115 College Drive, Gaffney, SC 29340. *Resumes may not be submitted in lieu of the application. As part of the pre-employment process, the selected candidate must be willing to consent to and pass with satisfactory results, an investigative consumer report.
Limestone College is an equal opportunity employer. AA/EOE.
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