Assistant Professor – Health and Movement Sciences

Department: Health and Movement Sciences
Rank:  Assistant
Specialization:  Athletic Training
Search # 20-025


Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student -centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice. SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.


The mission of the Department of Health and Movement Sciences is to provide exemplary graduate and undergraduate education in health and fitness. As a broad and diverse department, Health and Movement Sciences is committed to educating and developing leaders and practitioners in the areas of athletic training, exercise science, health science, human performance, physical education, respiratory care, school health education, and sport studies to benefit the public. The Athletic Training Program at Southern is the longest accredited program in Connecticut and was re-accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) through 2027. We are currently in the teach out phase of our undergraduate program, have begun transitioning our program to the professional master’s degree level, and have accepted students into the undergraduate portion of our 3 + 2 accelerated athletic training degree program in fall 2019.

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Southern invites applications from individuals who believe in the mission of public higher education and are committed to outstanding teaching and scholarship. Successful candidates will be disciplinary scholars devoted to a student-centric approach.


The Department of Health and Movement Sciences is seeking to hire a full time, tenure track faculty member within the Athletic Training Program to begin August 2020.  Primary responsibilities will be teaching within the university’s dynamic and highly respected CAATE-accredited athletic training program, active engagement in scholarship, institutional service, professional activity, and student advisement. The position may include an administrative role within the program such as the clinical education coordinator.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a terminal degree by August 2020, BOC certification, NATA membership, and Connecticut licensure prior to start of the position.  Applicants must also provide evidence of the ability to teach effectively at the university level, engage in meaningful scholarship including peer-reviewed publications and grant funded activities, and work effectively with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the postsecondary level, providing direct patient care as an athletic trainer, serving as a preceptor, establishing a working relationship with a directing or collaborating physician and working collaboratively with other healthcare professionals. Preference will also be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of administrative experience within an athletic training program, familiarity and experience with the CAATE standards and accreditation process, research/scholarship, professional service, involvement with enhancing learning opportunities through simulation, having a National Provider Identifier (NPI), and an area of professional expertise.

Application Process:

Please submit electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a maximum of three sample syllabi, and names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: HMS Search Committee Chair at


The letter of interest must address the candidate’s ability to effectively teach university level athletic training courses, engage in meaningful research/scholarship appropriate for athletic training, and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations. In addition, the letter of interest should address any of the preferred qualifications including area(s) of contemporary expertise. Candidates may be asked for written reference letters at a later date. 


Best consideration will be given to complete applications received by Friday, October 18, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.


SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.