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Visiting Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$56,000.00 - $58,000.00
Posted Date
Apr 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Health Science and Human Movement's (HSHM) vision is to be the peoples’ choice for Health Science and Human Movement degree programs through the delivery of innovative instruction to establish diverse professions.  The HSHM mission provides broad theory-based foundations which incorporate laboratory and field-based learning opportunities resulting in real-world experience, training, inter-professional education, and mentoring. Our diverse students develop skills that promote healthy lifestyles and fitness. Students graduate ready to seek employment or pursue advanced education in fields of health science, human movement, or related professions.  Graduates are ethical and productive contributors to the health and well-being of their communities.
The School of Health Sciences and Human Movement offers 4 degrees: 

  • BS in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Recreation (emphasis in General Exercise Science, Strength and Conditioning, Physical Education and Recreation)
  • BS in Health Science (emphasis in General Health Science, Health Coaching, Pre-Athletic Training, Pre-Nursing, and Public Health).
  • BAS in Health Science and Administration (online degree for allied health professionals).
  • MS in Athletic Training (3+2 program available)

    Description of Job

    Responsibilities of this 9-month Visiting Assistant Professor position include teaching and mentoring graduate students in Athletic Training; contributing to program curricular needs in Athletic Training; the teaching expectation is 12 hours per semester and possible courses include, but are not limited to: Foundations of Athletic Training, Concepts of Therapeutic Interventions, Professionalism and Ethics, Assessment and Management, Research, Applied Research Statistics in AT, BOC Test Preparation, and undergraduate Pre-Athletic Training courses.  This position requires maintaining a program of scholarly activity and fulfilling basic service duties to the program, college, university and/or profession. Scholarship is broadly defined to include mentoring graduate/undergraduate research projects, research, presentations, publications, professional consulting, interdisciplinary research collaborations, use of research in curriculum development and peer reviewed grants.  Research release may be requested based on accepted standards.  This position includes additional teaching during the summer session annually with additional pay or possible rotation of load.
    **All responsibilities of faculty members at CSU Pueblo are in accordance with the Faculty Handbook.  The Faculty Handbook is the authoritative guide on specific requirements with regard to teaching assignments, scholarly activity, research, and service.

    Primary Job Duties:
    Teach graduate courses in the athletic training program in accordance with program needs and CAATE Standards. May teach undergraduate courses in the Pre-AT program.  This includes:

    • preparing and presenting course materials according to department curricular needs
    • administering appropriate evaluation of student performance
    • selecting and ordering texts
    • preparing, administering, and grading assignments
    • assigning final grades
    • proposing curriculum changes and program modifications to the appropriate Department Chair
    • meeting with students during office hours concerning course assistance or concerns

    Conduct and engage in scholarly activity such as professional research, presentations, publications, grant writing, review journals or textbooks, attend conferences, provide leadership on research projects etc.  

    Conduct student advising/mentoring to ensure appropriate course work is completed to accomplish program objectives.  This requires the faculty member to establish, post, and communicate to students regularly scheduled office hours each week and more during registration periods (part of the office hours will be spent supporting teaching).

    Engage in service to the department, college, university and profession. Participate in committees, campus meetings, University functions, graduation, professional service work and other duties as assigned.

    Ancillary Duties
    Participate in recruitment or retention activities, program review, assessment, strategic planning or other assistance to the department as needed.


    Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Doctorate degree in Athletic Training or related field
    • Contemporary experience in the field of athletic training
    • Certification and good standing with Board of Certification
    • Colorado Licensed Athletic Trainer and good standing with DORA or ability to become licensed in Colorado
    • Previous Clinical practice as an athletic trainer 

    Preferred Qualifications
    Interest in teaching and providing leadership in a growing academic program

    • Strong collegial and collaborative skills
    • Willingness to teach a broad range of courses at the graduate level 
    • Commitment to equity in education at all levels
    • Successful experience in college teaching.
    • Experience with and commitment to work with diverse student populations
    • Experience and/or commitment to work within standard and performance based teaching models
    • Evidence of scholarly work and outcomes
    • Experience and/or commitment to the use of technology as an instructional tool including teaching online or hybrid courses

    Condition of Employment
    Evidence of your being fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or applicable exemption, is required as a condition of employment with CSU Pueblo. Employment is contingent upon your submission of records showing full vaccination for COVID-19, or receiving the first dose of a two-dose vaccine—or a single dose vaccine—before your hire date and submitting evidence of a second dose (as necessary, based on vaccination type) within 30 calendar days of your hire date, or completion of an exemption before your hire date.

    Information about medical and non-medical exemptions is available at Those employees who qualify for an exemption may be required to follow additional public health requirements or precautions, such as isolation, quarantine, testing, or other measures, particularly if there is a COVID-19 outbreak, in accordance with the direction and guidance of public health officials and University and CSU System policy.
    This is a grant funded position, renewable annually, based on budgetary approvals and renewal of Vision Program funding.

    Supplemental Information

    All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

    Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

    1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
    2. a current resume or CV;
    3. an unofficial transcript; and
    4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.

    Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

    Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Monday, April 25th, 2022 will be given full consideration.

    About Colorado State University Pueblo

    Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 28 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science and Mathematics, the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the College of Education, Engineering, and Professional Studies and 10 graduate programs.

    CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students. The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society--local and global--and builds our sense of citizenship.

    Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

    At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

    Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  • About Pueblo, Colorado 

    The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

    CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

    The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

    Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

    It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

    In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 

    Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices. 


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