Instructor, Kinesiology/ Athletic Trainer

Washington, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
May 17, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Arts and Sciences at Seattle University invites applications for a one year, renewable full-time non-tenure track Instructor position with the Kinesiology Department, with shared responsibilities within the Athletics Department. This unique position affords the opportunity to merge teaching, research, and clinical experience as an NCAA Division I Athletic Trainer. Successful applicants will begin September 1, 2021.

The Kinesiology Department is a small, interdisciplinary group providing BS and MS degrees in Kinesiology. The preferred candidate will be responsible for teaching 3 courses (1 course per quarter) of undergraduate internship; in this role, the candidate will be responsible for connecting with relevant external stakeholders and coordinating practical experiences for our undergraduate students. Some (undergraduate, graduate) student research supervision may be available, where applicable.

Seattle University sponsors 20 intercollegiate sports at the NCAA Division I level, which are primarily members of the Western Athletic Conference (women’s rowing competes as Division I independent). The preferred candidate will be responsible for carrying out onsite care and management of injuries and illnesses for assigned student-athletes per the sports medicine standard operating procedures, communicating with physicians and coaching staff regarding the injury status of athletes and coordinating with Strength and Conditioning staff on injury prevention strategies, training modifications for injury or health and collaboration on performance improvement for holistic and seamless care. The candidate will be responsible for administrative and other duties as assigned by Director of Sports Medicine.

Required qualifications include:

  • A terminal degree in kinesiology, athletic training, exercise science, or related field; a master’s degree in athletic training will be considered;
  • National Athletic Trainers’ Association membership and good-standing certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC);
  • Washington State Athletic Trainer license or be eligible to obtain it;
  • Current certifications in CPR and First Aid for the healthcare provider/professional rescuer;
  • Research interest and/or experience is preferred in one of the following areas: physical rehabilitation, human performance, data science, human anatomy and physiology, exercise programming, lifestyle/behavioral medicine (physical activity, nutrition, sleep);
  • Ability to communicate effectively with relevant internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks with little or no supervision;
  • Workplace collegiality;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university’s mission, vision, and values.

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Submit applications through including a cover letter, CV, and contact information for a minimum of 3 references. The cover letter should be a maximum of 2 pages and include examples of how your teaching and previous athletic training experience has/will align with the mission and values of Seattle University. Please be sure to identify in which sub-discipline you have research experience. Applications will close June 20, 2021. Inquiries concerning the position may be emailed to Professor Sarah Shultz, Chair, Kinesiology Department,