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Athletic Trainer (10-Month Tenure-Track)

Millersville University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 8, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Athletics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time

Athletic Trainer (10-Month Tenure-Track)
Millersville University

Department: Faculty in Athletics
Nature of Position: Tenure-Track

Job Summary/Basic Function
The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Millersville University welcomes applications for a 10-Month Tenure-Track Athletic Trainer position. The athletic trainers provide athletic training services needed by men’s and women’s intercollegiate athletic teams. Actual assignments will depend upon department needs.

A master’s degree plus ten (10) additional hours of graduate credit are required at minimum to be eligible for consideration for tenure. (If a faculty is not granted tenure, his/her sixth year shall be the terminal year of employment).

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications as well as aligned with the details contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the Millersville University Promotion Statement.

Minimum qualifications required to be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate include having an earned doctorate and a minimum of five years of full-time teaching experience (or its equivalent) and scholarship commensurate with this rank.

A complete application comprises the following:

  • A Cover Letter summarizing how the applicant’s education and experience match the required qualifications of the position.
  • A current Curriculum Vitae.
  • A Teaching Philosophy that includes the applicant’s commitment to inclusive and equitable learning and to working with diverse populations of students.
  • A summary (2 - 5 pages) of Scholarly and/or Creative Activity Plan outlining 3 - 5 year agenda involving undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Copies of registrar-issued unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred and in progress (the successful candidate will be required to provide registrar-issued official transcripts from the issuing institution(s) directly to the Provost’s Office by the start date).
  • Three current letters of reference, (applicant to submit names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to upload current letters of reference directly to a confidential website).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.

Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University of Pennsylvania is one of the 10 public universities of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, numerous programs of distinction, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Our students’ success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. Almost 70 baccalaureate programs are available for our 6,000 students to find their path.. Approximately one thousand graduate students enroll in 21 master’s and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, research labs, and in campus life. Over 66,000 alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence are an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

The State System Employee Benefits Summary for faculty can be found at:

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in a field relevant to the area of application or related discipline.
  • One year experience working in a NCAA intercollegiate setting.
  • BOC Certification.
  • PA certification or eligible.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • work independently and with faculty, staff, external customers, and students of diverse cultures, race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic groups.
    • function professionally in highly stressful situations.
    • work evening/weekend hours and travel as needed.
    • handle multiple tasks/duties concurrently and proactively approach problems/issues.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully teach diverse student populations.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful teaching demonstration.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in athletic training or related field.
  • Experience at the NCAA Division II level.
  • Competence in the use of computers, and various sports medicine technologies.
  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records, preferably Sportware software.
  • Additional appropriate certification (e.g. CSCS, NASM-PES, NASM-CES, EMT, etc.).

Job Description
The Athletic Trainer is responsible for the care, prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and supportive/motivational athletic training techniques to student-athletes including:

  • Preventative taping, wrapping and the fabrication of special pads, splints and casts.
  • Evaluation, the screening and triage prior to referral for physician diagnosis and treatment prescription plans.
  • Conduct relevant pre-participation and post-injury neurocognitive testing as it relates to concussion regulations.
  • Communicate injury notifications including but not limited to concussions and orthopedic injuries as described in Millersville University Athletic Training Policies and Procedures.
  • Coordinate student-athlete physician referrals with off-campus medical facilities:
    • hospitals, physician offices, radiology, rehabilitation clinics, counseling services and maintains appropriate documentation for such referrals.
  • Coordinate student-athlete medical clearance process and updates regularly in compliance software.
  • Utilize those modalities consistent with team physician’s approval.
  • Be present or available for assigned practices and intercollegiate events as dictated by the NCAA regulations and best practices. 
  • Design and implement exercise rehabilitation programs for the return to activity of a student-athlete after an injury.
  • Work with the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach on all related areas for student-athlete rehabilitation and care.
  • Test for objective guidelines for the return to activity of a student- athlete.
  • Make, communicate, and document participation statuses as it relates to student-athletes’ health and their sport.
  • Coordinate and document medical clearance status, including but not limited to pre-participation exams, concussion baseline testing and sickle cell testing as defined by NCAA policies and procedures for the 19 NCAA varsity intercollegiate athletic sports programs and Cheerleading.
  • Provide and schedule on the field/court sports medicine services for injury and emergency situations on a daily basis for practices, home and away events as required.
  • Travel as determined by the University in accordance with NCAA regulations and best practices.
  • Assist with coordinating coverage for home postseason competitions and travel as required for away postseason competitions.

The Athletic Trainer assists in meeting the annual, long-range goals and objectives, budget demands, and operating policies and procedures.

  • Maintain securely stored medical charts, patient records of evaluation, and appropriate progress reports and health insurance.
  • Ensure all medical documentation for athletic training staff is being maintained in the Electronic Medical Records Software.
  • Assist in the medical clearance process to ensure student-athletes meet all requirements prior to being cleared for athletic participation according to NCAA, PSAC and Millersville policies. This includes but is not limited to pre-participation exams, sickle cell and concussion baseline testing.
  • Assist in maintaining inventory, monitors all sports medicine supplies and equipment, makes the recommendation for reorder of all supplies and equipment, and makes recommendations for maintenance and repair of all sports medicine equipment.
  • Assist with the recruitment and selection of undergraduate work-study students.
  • Assist in the supervision of undergraduate work- study student personnel and coordinate payroll.
  • Assist in increasing productivity and continuously improve methods, approaches, and department contribution while remaining cost sensitive.
  • Maintain O.S.H.A. guidelines and provides supervision for proper disposal of all bio-hazardous materials in all athletic training facilities.
  • Make decisions that are supportive of the mission of the department, division, and the University.
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality and professionalism.
  • Assist Head Athletic Trainer in making data driven decisions.
  • Assist in annual education as it relates to sports medicine for the Department of Athletics.
    • This includes athletic trainers, coaches, students, and staff.
  • Faculty are expected to hold regular office hours as well as be able to teach in a variety of delivery modalities.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned with the upcoming Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Faculty are expected to hold regular office hours as well as be able to teach in a variety of delivery modalities.

For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27);
  • The Millersville University Promotion Statement and particularly Section V.C.1 Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities (pp. 9-11); and
  • The Millersville University Tenure Statement, particularly the section titled Teaching Effectiveness and Fulfillment of Professional Responsibilities (pp. 3-4).

CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:Sustain growth in scholarly and/or creative activities, both within and outside the academic discipline,.
For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.2, Continuing scholarly growth (p. 28);
  • The Millersville University Promotion Statement, particularly Section V.C.2 Continuing Scholarly Growth (pp. 11-13); and
  • The Millersville University Tenure Statement, particularly the section titled Continuing Scholarly Growth (pp. 4-6).

SERVICE AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY AND/OR COMMUNITY:Provide service on an ongoing basis by contributing professionally to department and university governance, the professional community and/or the community at large, in a participatory, developmental, or advisory capacity. Candidates must be willing to participate in undergraduate and graduate-level curricular activities including assisting in activities associated with maintaining program approval at the state and national levels. 
For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.3, Service: contribution to the University and/or community (p. 28)
  • The Millersville University Promotion Statement, particularly Section V.C.3 Service: Contributions to the University and/or Community (pp. 13-15); and
  • The Millersville University Tenure Statement, particularly the section titled Service, Contributions to the University and/or Community (pp. 6-7).

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:Supervise interns, practicum students and graduate assistants as well as thesis and dissertations. Other reasonable duties assigned within the faculty member’s field of competence. Additionally, faculty are expected to actively engage in curricular development and evaluation as well as co-curricular, assessment, and accreditation activities.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS:Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39).
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:Millersville University Athletics has been a source of pride for the campus and entertainment for the community for more than 120 years. The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is comprised of eight faculty members, three support staff, two equipment managers, over forty coaches, five graduate assistants, and approximately 450 students. The position supports for the department’s 19 intercollegiate programs with athletes that compete at the NCAA Division II level. Millersville is a member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference.

Essential Functions
  • Work is performed inside and outside, climate varies by season
  • Work face-to-face at the higher education level using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, using online tools and/or equipment and/or other appropriate tools appropriate modes of education delivery.
  • Speak in a clear voice and hear spoken words.
  • Read and write the written word and higher-level statistics/mathematics.
  • Manage athletic training clinical activities.
  • Use computer for email, obtain information on websites, prepare essential policy and procedure documents, other duties related to teaching and advising students and serving the department, college, university and community.
  • Limited exposure to physical risks.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.

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