POSITION SUMMARY. Loras College is pleased to announce a full-time, tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor of Athletic Training and Kinesiology in the Division of Molecular, Life and Health Sciences. This individual will serve as the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) required third core faculty member in the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) Program and will teach courses within MAT program, undergraduate Kinesiology program, and Loras' general education curriculum. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching a range of courses for the MAT program, including orthopedic evaluation & biomechanics, research, evidence-based practice, as well as courses in their specialty. Additional teaching responsibilities will be dependent upon individual expertise. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to mentor graduate research projects and provide academic advising to students. The individual will also assist the MAT Program Director and Coordinator of Clinical Education with CAATE reporting and assessment, and MAT program assessment. Service to the Division and College, engaging in scholarly activity, and assisting MAT faculty in refining programmatic framework and maintaining compliance with CAATE 2020 educational standards will also be required. The ideal candidate will seek to collaborate, and effectively communicate with all colleagues on campus, but especially within the MAT and Kinesiology programs.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. Earned Doctorate or ABD in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, or related field preferred. Earned Master's degree from the same fields, and current pursuit of a Doctorate Degree required. Qualified candidates must have BOC certification and be Iowa licensure eligible. A strong commitment to, and evidence of, effective and innovative teaching required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in a CAATE accredited athletic training program.
COMPENSATION. Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA retirement plan, tuition remission program, family membership in Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.
DIVISION OF MOLECULAR, LIFE AND HEALTH SCIENCES has 15 full-time faculty members and a full-time laboratory technician. The division offers course work in the academic areas of athletic training, kinesiology, chemistry, biochemistry and biology. Graduate Athletic Training is a thriving program, and its first class of students graduated in May 2021. The MAT program is fully accredited and is in good standing with the CAATE through 2028-2029.
THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution that includes pre-professional and career preparation programs, as well as several graduate programs. The Loras College community embraces the core values of truth, respect, responsibility, excellence, and service that define the way we work, behave, and relate with others. These values align with our college mission: Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social and religious roles. The student body consists of approximately 1,500 students, over 90 percent of whom are full-time undergraduates. The college is a wireless, laptop campus and there will be opportunity for developing technology-rich, interdisciplinary courses for the general education curriculum.
THE COMMUNITY. Loras College's 60-acre campus is located on one of Dubuque's highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about 3 hours west of Chicago. Dubuque's population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque's unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.
APPLICATION DEADLINE. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Preference will be given to early applicants. For additional information contact: Molly Figgins, Chair of Athletic Training Search Committee at (563) 588-7995 or [email protected]
APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to : https:// loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/ to apply. Please upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior approval from the candidate. The finalist will need to pass a background check before receiving a written employment offer.
Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please visit www. loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.