Athletic Training Program Director – University of Mississippi 10/15

October 15th, 2020

University of Mississippi

Athletic Training Program Director Advertisement – 10/2020                     

The School of Applied Sciences at The University of Mississippi, is seeking applications for Assistant/Associate Professor and Program Director for a new Master of Science in Athletic Training program. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor (as determined by collegiate athletic training experience, academic achievements and research/scholarly publication records) to begin as early as January 2021. Applicants must be a Board-Certified Athletic Trainer and have a Ph.D. in Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Education, Education Administration, Nutrition/Dietetics, Human Nutrition, or related field. Applicants with administrative experience, active membership in the National Athletic Trainers Association, knowledge of professional licensure standards and NCAA guidelines and regulations are preferred.

The successful candidate, in conjunction with athletic training faculty, will develop and implement a new Master’s in Athletic Training program. The candidate will achieve and maintain professional program accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and will be responsible for ongoing program evaluation and maintaining CAATE accreditation. The successful candidate, along with athletic training faculty and staff, will be responsible for student recruitment, retention and ensuring that students graduate with the requisite skills to pass the Board of Certification examination and become certified athletic trainers. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, the Program Director’s primary administrative responsibilities include achieving and maintaining professional and academic accreditation standards, personnel administration, budgeting, planning, development/fund-raising, sponsored program activities, agency outreach, alumni relations and other duties as assigned. The candidate will also teach courses, develop and maintain a research agenda and participate in a variety of service opportunities.

The University of Mississippi is a member of the Southeastern Conference and included in the elite group of Doctoral Universities – R1, or Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Over the last 12 years, University of Mississippi has been continuously recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The School of Applied Sciences, located on the University of Mississippi campus in Oxford, MS (, is an inclusive home to approximately 150 faculty and staff, over 2,600 students, six academic departments, three centers and an institute. The School currently serves 10 undergraduate, 10 master’s and four doctoral programs (

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants must apply online at and must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information of five professional references, no paper copies will be accepted. Official transcripts must be received prior to hire. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA / Minorities / Females / Vet / Disability / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity / Title VI / Title VII / Title IX/504 / ADA / ADEA employer.

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