Athletic Trainer II for the Athletics Department and Associate Lecturer for the Department of

Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Recruitment Number


Working Title

Athletic Trainer II for the Athletics Department and Associate Lecturer for the Department of Exercise and Sport Science

Position Type


Appointment Percentage

50% in Athletics and 50% in ESS


Student Affairs Division

Description of College / Department / Program / Division / Unit

The Division of Student Affairs’ role is to enhance and support students learning experience here at UWL . We work closely with faculty, staff, community members, alumni and most importantly, students to provide quality programs and services which promote learning, leadership, involvement, service, and the celebration of diversity. The Division includes several departments: Campus Child Center, Counseling and Testing, Student Health Center, Intercollegiate Athletics, Recreational Sports, Residence Life, Student Life, University Centers, and the Vice Chancellor & Dean of Students office. The staff of the Division is truly student-centered and concerned about the holistic development of the student.

The mission of the College of Science and Health is to provide an outstanding education in the diverse disciplines of science, health, and mathematics. The College is dedicated to student learning where enthusiastic faculty and staff intellectually challenge students in a supportive and professional environment. Fundamental to our mission is the belief in the value of education in the liberal arts and sciences and the creation of new knowledge. The College offers an outstanding academic and cultural environment for the university community and beyond.

Position Summary

UW-La Crosse is recruiting for a full-time employee whose duties will be split between the Athletics Department and the Department for Exercise and Sport Science. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional acumen with regards to the practice of Athletic Training and be able to help educate enrolled students at UW-La Crosse in the profession.

Athletics Department Summary (50% time)
This position’s primary role is to serve as an athletic trainer for the Athletic Training Services in the Athletics Department. This position reports to the Director of Athletic Training Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the daily care of athletic team(s) within their traditional/non-traditional seasons and out-of-season, including morning rehabilitation clinic. Coordination with the coaches and Sports Performance Center when working with injured athletes, maintenance of athletic training center, and potential other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Training Services. The Athletic Trainer will be expected to work collaboratively with the UW-La Crosse team physician and other professionals within and outside their department. Other responsibilities include maintaining an appropriate learning and professional environment in the athletic training center, serve as a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program.

Exercise and Sport Science (50% time)
Under the general supervision of the department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Exercise and Sport Science and Athletic Training Program. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. In addition, the workload may involve advising students and/or providing other services to the department. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Athletic Training or closely related field
  • Current BOC certification
  • Licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the state of Wisconsin (or eligible)
  • Master’s Degree by start of date of position
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Strong organizational and computer/social media skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Red Cross First Aid/ CPR / AED instructor certified by the end of Fall semester 2021
  • Previous teaching experience at university and collegiate level in athletic training or exercise science
  • At least one (1) year of clinical practice experience as an Athletic Trainer
  • Previous experience as an Athletic Training Preceptor
  • 3+ years of experience working as a certified athletic trainer
  • Experience providing athletic training services to collegiate or professional teams
  • Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal
  • Ancillary credentials including but not limited to: CSCS, PES, CES, ART, Graston, CKTP, ITAT, FMS, etc.
  • Interest in research activities
  • Experience working with diverse populations.

Physical Demands

• Ability to be on feet and active through treatment hours and practice times.
• Able to lift significant range of loads (25-75 lbs).

Working conditions and environment

• Evening & weekend hours required.
• Travel for team competition activities is possible.
• Exposure to inclement weather conditions.

Miscellaneous Information

• Promote a departmental culture devoted to the care and success of the student-athletes as well as the academic achievement and personal growth of staff and athletic training students.
• Adhere to rules of the NCAA, WIAC, NCGA, and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
• Adhere to all Athletic Training policies and procedures.

Your benefits add an additional 40%+ to the overall financial package from the university.
Highlights include:
• 22 days of vacation for 12-month positions (that are non-instructional)
• excellent flexible health insurance with low co-pays and good coverage.
• paid holidays and sick days.
• sick leave may be converted at retirement to pay for health insurance post-work at UWL .
• after 5 years of employment, you become vested in our retirement system which ensures income post-career.
• benefits at UWL are highly competitive with local industry and some of the strongest in state and nation.
Learn more at:
Benefit eligibility is determined at point of hire. This information is provided for illustrative purposes only. Benefits are also pro-rated based on the appointment percentage.

The University of Wisconsin System and the University of Wisconsin–Madison are engaged in a redesign of job title and compensation structures. The Title and Total Compensation Project will result in relevant and market-informed titles to help us keep and grow our outstanding workforce. If you are the successful candidate, your title is subject to change in November 2021. For more information, visit:


These are the job duties required for the position.

Responsibility Statement

Athletic Training Services (Athletics)

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Prevent, evaluate, treat and rehabilitate sports-related injuries.
• Provide athletic training services daily to athletic team(s) within their traditional and/or non-traditional season.
• Provide rehabilitation services to student-athletes from a variety of sports including post-op rehab and long-term injury care.
• UW-La Crosse hosted event coverage; including some nights and weekends and the potential of travel. Including WIAC, NCGA, and NCAA Championships.
• Collaborate with the Clinical Education Coordinator and Program Director of the accredited Athletic Training Program as it relates to athletic training student experience as they relate to intercollegiate athletics.
• Supervise, instruct and evaluate undergraduate/graduate athletic training students.

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Responsibility Statement

Administrative Duties (Athletics)

Duties to Support Responsibility

• Contribute to the development, following, and enforcing policies and procedures governing of Athletic Training Services to provide an appropriate working and learning environment.
• Assist/lead the completion of annual administrative tasks including but not limited to: pre-participation paperwork, baseline concussion testing, movement screening, etc.
• Participate in staff meetings and in-services including attendance and lead BOC approved presentations.
• Attend and participate in all relative Athletic Department meetings, events, etc.
• Maintain documentation through electronic medical record and as deemed necessary by Director of Athletic Training Services.
• Serve on departmental, divisional or campus committees as needed.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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Responsibility Statement

Instruction and Assessment of Students (Exercise and Sport Science)

Duties to Support Responsibility

  • Prepare and deliver curriculum to undergraduate and/or graduate students.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts, ensuring they comply with department, college, and university guidelines including accessibility for students with disabilities.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, and papers utilizing the department’s grading criteria and system.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations and other assessment measures.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records, and deliver them to the Registrar as directed by UW-L policy.
  • Supervision /maintenance of studio/ lab as appropriate.
  • Teach an average of seven to eight (7-8) contact hours of classes per semester as assigned by the department chair.
  • Conduct appropriate lesson planning and grading of classes.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development in areas assigned to teach and/or development of teaching skills.
  • Be able to contribute to the instruction of one or more of the following areas: Undergraduate strength training/conditioning, adult and pediatric first aid/ CPR / AED, human anatomy and/or physiology, and physical activity classes within ESS . Will also participate in the instruction of courses and professional skills in the Master’s in Athletic Training graduate program and undergraduate Exercise and Sport Science program.

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Responsibility Statement

Additional Duties

Duties to Support Responsibility

  • Contribute to the administration of the athletic training program.
  • Serve on an assigned department committee each academic year and regularly attend department meetings.
  • Serve on other department, college, and university level services as needed.
  • Academically advise assigned students.

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Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions

Posting Date


Close Date

Continuous Recruitment


Continuous Recruitment First Review Date


Position Contact Name

Sheldon Wagner

Position Contact Email
Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Reference Contact Information
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identities of finalists must be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).
    • I wish for my name to remain confidential until the university is no longer able to do so.
    • I waive my right to keep my name confidential through the application process.
  2. Are you currently under investigation or have ever left employment during an active investigation in which you were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Were you ever found to have engaged in any sexual violence or sexual harassment in a previous work assignment? (Required under UW System Administrative Policy 1275)
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Are you an alum of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education Web Site
    • Discipline-Specific Publication/Web Site
    • HERC Web Site
    • Web Site
    • Job Center of Wisconsin Web Site
    • Minority Publication/Web Site
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Social Media (i.e. Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
    • University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Web Site
    • La Crosse Tribune
    • Personal Referral
  6. After you retire from a Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) employer, you may return to work with a WRS employer as a rehired annuitant, provided certain requirements are met. There are no restrictions on what type of position a rehired annuitant can hold. Under the WRS, there is no limit to how much you may earn as a rehired annuitant. (Learn more: Are you currently collecting an annuity from the Wisconsin Retirement System, (WRS)?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. Are you currently employed by or have you been employed by a UW System institution or a State of Wisconsin agency during the last seven (7) years? Please answer yes or no. If yes, provide the institution or agency name, your supervisor and contact information, including phone number and email address.
    • Yes
    • No
  8. Please provide your most recent employer, supervisor name and contact information, including phone number and email address. (Pursuant to UW System Administrative Policy 1275, UW System requires reference checks related to sexual harassment and sexual violence to be conducted at a minimum with a final candidate’s most recent employer and with all previous UW System institution and State of Wisconsin agency employers from the past seven years. UW-L will notify you prior to contacting your supervisor).

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. Will you now or in the future require visa sponsorship for employment at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse? (UW-L and UW System institutions pay for some or all of the sponsorship costs. Some candidates may require an H1B or another form of employment sponsorship to work in the US. This question is asked so that if you are the successful candidate, Human Resources can work with your work unit to begin the process of obtaining this visa).
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship prior to employment.
    • Yes, I will require sponsorship for continued employment if hired.
    • No, I do not require sponsorship and am eligible to work in the US.
  10. Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Are you currently certified as an athletic trainer by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification?

    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you currently LICENSED to practice as an athletic trainer in the State of Wisconsin?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * If you answered no to 'Are you currently LICENSED to practice as an athletic trainer in the State of Wisconsin,' are you ELIGIBLE for licensure as an athletic trainer in the State of Wisconsin?
    • Yes
    • No

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