The Temple University College of Public Health, an interdisciplinary college devoted to an innovative educational and research environment that brings an interprofessional and transdisciplinary perspective of health, wellness, and social welfare, invites applications for a non-tenure track faculty to teach Athletic Training courses beginning in Fall 2018.
Position and Qualifications. We seek enthusiastic, dedicated Athletic Training professionals with an earned doctorate in athletic training or a related area. A strong clinical Athletic Training background (specifically in Therapeutic Interventions), experience in teaching synchronous and asynchronous online courses, and a strong record of teaching at the collegiate level is highly desirable. BOC certification and eligibility for PA-state license are required. In addition, specialty certifications will be beneficial. Primary teaching assignment will be therapeutic exercise, therapeutic rehabilitation and practicum courses in the Department of Kinesiology. We value diversity and seek individuals committed to inclusive practices in education and professional practice.
The Program. The Athletic Training program at Temple University has a long history of excellence across all levels. Temple has transitioned to the professional MSAT degree (accredited for 10 years in 2017), with the final cohort of BSAT students graduating in spring 2019. In addition to these programs, Temple offers a post-professional Master of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training (accredited for 7 years in 2018), a traditional PhD in Kinesiology with a concentration in Athletic Training, and a 100% online Doctor of Athletic Training program. The MSK and PhD programs are research-based, while the DAT is designed to enhance clinical practice for the working professional, using both synchronous and asynchronous components. A new, state-of-the-art Athletic Training teaching laboratory opened in 2017.
The Department. Temple University’s Department of Kinesiology is home to a diverse body of 1,300 students in undergraduate and graduate programs in pre-health professions, kinesiology, exercise and sport science, and athletic training. As part of the College’s emphasis on interprofessional education, the Departments of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy collaborate on a joint MS and PhD in Neuromotor Science. Kinesiology faculty members actively collaborate with research and clinical colleagues in the College of Public as well as the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Shriners Hospital, and the Department of Bioengineering. The Department’s facilities have been under a major renovation to expand research and classroom facilities. This includes the recently completed NeRVE (Neuromotor Rehabilitation and Virtual Environment) laboratories, consisting of seven laboratories housing physical therapists, neuroscientists, biomechanists, engineers, mathematicians and kinesiologists dedicated to the understanding of human movement and associated neurological disorders.
The College. A CEPH-accredited school of public health, the College of Public Health is a constellation of 9 academic units of public health, health profession and social work disciplines, enrolling 4,600 students in 8 undergraduate and 28 graduate degree programs. The College has seen remarkable growth and organizational expansion in programs, research profile, and interdisciplinary collaboration. The College’s research focuses on social, behavioral, and environmental inquiries, medical/health interventions, and basic science and is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, and other major funders. Collaborations include Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Center for Obesity Research and Education, Temple’s Health System, other health systems, community health centers, and local and state public health agencies.
The University. Temple is an urban, research-intensive Carnegie R1 university located in historic and culturally rich Philadelphia, the nation’s 6th largest city. The city was ranked 3rd by the New York Times as a world tourist destination. The National Science Foundation ranks Temple among the top 100 universities in the country for research expenditures. Temple is the 6th largest provider of professional education and includes Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Law, and Dentistry.
Appointments will be made at the non-tenure track ranks of Instructor, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, dependent on qualifications. Salary and benefits are competitive and will be commensurate with credentials and experience.
Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to kinesAT@temple.edu: 1) curriculum vitae; 2) and names and contact information of three individuals who can provide a recommendation; and 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. The search committee will review applications in strict confidentiality beginning immediately. For questions about the positions, please contact Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jamie Mansell at firstname.lastname@example.org.