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Health and Human Performance (Athletic Training), Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Health

Job Title

Health and Human Performance (Athletic Training), Tenure-Track Faculty


Health and Human Performance

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity, and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

Duties include teaching, mentorship, athletic training program administration, service, and research. The minimum expectations include collaboration with the athletic training program director to meet and maintain compliance with all the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) accreditation standards. In addition, the successful candidate will instruct athletic training students and incorporate current athletic training professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as it pertains to their teaching areas. The successful candidate will also incorporate various teaching and educational methods in delivering athletic training content. They will also be involved in service at the department, college, and university levels and engaged in professional and community organizations. The development of a clinical or applied research agenda with potential for external funding is expected.

The successful candidate will have contemporary expertise in at least one of the following specialty areas: rehabilitation, manual therapies, and alternative techniques; organizational, ethical, and legal issues; psychosocial and cultural diversity; pathology, general medical and pharmacology; evidence-based practice and research methods; therapeutic modalities; kinesiology and biomechanics; evaluation and assessment; and global medicine and outreach.

Required Education

Research-based Doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., EdD) in Athletic Training or a related field (e.g., kinesiology, exercise science, etc.) or a clinical doctorate in athletic training (DAT) or physical therapy (DPT) is required.

Required Related Experience

Three or more years of clinical, academic, or professional experience as a certified athletic trainer

Required License/Registration/Certification

Board of Certification Credential (ATC®)
Tennessee Athletic Training license obtained by appointment date

Other Desirables

• Teaching experience within a professional or post-professional Athletic Training program or other types of educational experiences
• Familiarity with CAATE accreditation standards
• Certified instructor for emergency cardiac care (American Red Cross) or equivalent (e.g., BLS Healthcare Provider, AHA)
• Credentialed in one or more of the following areas – Physical Therapy, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist or Certified Personal Trainer, or other therapy specialty certifications

Documents Needed to Apply

To successfully apply, applicants must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline) as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position-specific questions, please contact John Coons at

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug-Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 01/19/2023

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