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COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT: College of Human Sciences & Educational Studies
POSITION/TITLE: Instructor/Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
LOCATION: Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, TX
START DATE: August 20, 2019
SUPERVISOR: David Stuckey, Associate Dean/Director of Athletic Training Education
HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.
This person will teach in HSU’s CAATE-accredited athletic training program. Attendance and contribution to School/College/University faculty and committee meetings as well as assisting the AT Program Director with compliance and completion of CAATE-required reports is also required. Other duties as may be assigned.
HSU’s new MAT program is planning to start Summer, 2019; (pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges). Hardin-Simmons University is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), 6850 Austin Center Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78731-3101. The program is currently applying to the CAATE for a change in level of degree and is pending approval.
The job is typically sedentary. Must be able to sit for long periods of time while performing office and computer operations.
Must be able to stand and walk during teaching
Must have physical dexterity to demonstrate and perform diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation techniques (including bending, kneeling, stooping, carrying, pushing & occasionally lifting 20-50 pounds)
Must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with students and colleagues, including individuals from different cultural and social backgrounds; this includes, but is not limited to, the ability to establish rapport with students and communicate information effectively
Must be able to clinically practice as an athletic trainer
Must be able to make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices.
This position is a full-time exempt position with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus and infrequent travel required for student evaluation/sponsorship and professional development.
MINIMUM FACULTY QUALIFICATIONS:
Minimum of master’s degree in Athletic Training or related field
Board of Certification (BOC) certified athletic trainer
Texas licensed athletic trainer (or eligible)
Evidence of instructional effectiveness and enthusiasm for teaching
Familiarity with Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) standards and National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) educational competencies
Practicing Christian who will be supportive of the mission of Hardin-Simmons University
Five years experience as an athletic trainer
Experience in CAATE-accredited academic program and/or preceptor
Experience with teaching athletic training/exercise science/kinesiology courses
Familiarity with various types of educational technology
Normal teaching load for a full-time athletic training faculty member is 24 semester hours/12 months (Fall, Spring & Summer semesters) and may include athletic training graduate and undergraduate courses (through the teach-out phase). Appropriate release time will be provided to meet CAATE standards. Additional responsibilities will include but not limited to the following:
Student academic advisement and mentoring
Service to the University
Service to the community
Attend required meetings (faculty, school, college, committee, etc.) and events and actively contribute to standard compliance, program/University improvement, etc.
Other duties as may be assigned
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary.
EEO / ADA STATEMENT:
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.
HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
About Hardin-Simmons University
Hardin-Simmons University, a church-related institution affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas:
Fosters the intellectual development of students by providing an academically challenging undergraduate education based upon a liberal arts foundation, and advances scholarly growth by offering specialized graduate and professional degree programs.
Academic excellence continues as a priority at Hardin-Simmons University as it has for more than a century. The core curriculum involves students in a broad range of inquiry relating general studies with requirements of the chosen major. Graduate programs broaden the scope of learning in scientific and professional disciplines and encourage students to regard learning as a lifelong process. Small classes taught by experienced scholars give the opportunity for interactive learning. The institution’s commitment to excellence is best illustrated through the lives of graduates who traditionally have excelled in a wide variety of fields.
Affirms the relevance and importance of the Christian faith for life in the contemporary world by maintaining a clear identification with the loyalty to the Christian faith and func...tioning within the context of history Baptist values and principles.
Founded in 1891 by a determined group of ministers, ranchers and merchants, Hardin-Simmons University established dual goals of developing the mind and nurturing the spiritual life of its students. That commitment to encourage growth in faith and knowledge has remained central. Believing academic excellence and Christian faith to be complementary, the University emphasizes the need for interaction between faith and reason.
Encourages individuals to lead lives of service through active involvement in intellectual, cultural and religious life, both on the campus and in the larger communities of Abilene and the world.
Although Western in tradition, the University takes pride in the cosmopolitan nature of its students, faculty and staff, and encourages the development of an international perspective. Through its leadership in providing intellectual, spiritual, cultural and social opportunities, the University serves as catalyst for the advancement and enrichment of its students and the community.