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The Department of Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Science (HNES) in the School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Athletic Training faculty position. This is a full-time, nine-month position beginning in August 2018. There is potential for this position to become term-tenure-track, pending approved program transition to an entry-level master's of athletic training.
Responsibilities: Teach athletic training and other courses in the HNES department. In addition to traditional teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate must demonstrate willingness to contribute to departmental initiatives.
Qualifications: PhD preferred in rehabilitation science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, but an appropriate Master's or clinical doctorate degree may be considered. Additionally, the successful candidate will be eligible for PA licensure, and demonstrate a minimum of three years clinical experience as an athletic trainer. Individuals with teaching and previous experience as a clinical preceptor will receive preference. Messiah College selects its educators for their Christian commitment as well as their proven teaching ability. Candidates must demonstrate evidence of or potential for strong classroom teaching and willingness to commit to the institution's mission and statement of faith.
The Program: Messiah College's athletic training major averages 15 students per cohort and has an overall Board of Certification pass rate of near 100%. Athletic training facilities include a newly renovated athletic training room, dedicated athletic training lab and classroom space, and additional exercise physiology labs.
The Department: HNES has fourteen full-time faculty members representing six academic majors; Adventure Education, Applied Health Science, Athletic Training, Health and Physical Education, Nutrition & Dietetics, and Sport Management. Overall, the HNES department has 280 students and is the 3rd largest department on campus.
The College: Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences and has a student body of approximately 2,800 undergraduate students including 13.9% of under-represented and 5.0% international students from 32 countries and over 600 graduate students including 11.8% of students from under-represented populations. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Messiah College is a teaching institution that emphasizes instruction but values research and public service. Strong support is given to faculty development in teaching and scholarship.
Diversity: The College seeks to create a work environment and organizational culture that reflects and appreciates the uniqueness that the individual brings to the workplace while striving to provide an atmosphere of success. Messiah's strategic plan includes a commitment to community engagement in diverse settings and the development of cross-cultural competencies as well as a commitment to developing a comprehensive and integrated approach to global engagement. As such, Messiah College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments.
Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications and Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society."
Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publications, presentations), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received.
Messiah College, a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, ethnic/national origin, disability, race, gender or veteran status in its education programs, admissions or employment policies. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.