Assistant Professor Health and Movement Sciences - Athletic Training/Health Science

Department: Health and Movement Sciences
Rank: Assistant Professor 
Specialization: Athletic Training/Health Science
Search Number: 22-023

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 an innovative, student-centric university, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.
The Department of Health and Movement Sciences invites applications for a 10-month, full-time, tenure track position as a core faculty member within our CAATE accredited Athletic Training program and as a supplemental faculty member within our Health Science program to begin August 2022. 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, physical education, respiratory care, and school health education to benefit the public. Our Athletic Training program is a professional master’s program which is a continuation of the longest accredited program in Connecticut. Our Health Science program is a pre-professional preparation undergraduate program which prepares students for health science careers and acceptance into a variety of graduate allied health programs. 
Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities:

Faculty workload is 12 credits per semester with the potential for reassigned credits for research and other non-teaching responsibilities. Primary responsibility will be teaching a minimum of 13 credits in an academic year within the University’s graduate Athletic Training program, with the remaining credits allocated to the Health Science program in courses assigned by the Chairperson of the Department of Health and Movement Sciences in consultation with the respective Program Coordinators. Anticipated coursework assignments encompass the areas of medical terminology and documentation; pathophysiology and pharmacology; examination, diagnosis, and intervention of acute and emergent conditions; and physical agents, therapeutic devices, performance enhancement, or psychosocial interventions. Additional responsibilities will include engaging in scholarly activity through external grants, research, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations; advising students from both programs; and providing professional service to the department, college, university, and profession.
Required Qualifications: 

  • Earned academic terminal degree in Athletic Training, Health Science, or related field. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply and will be considered with completion of degree required by end of the first year of appointment.
  • BOC Certification as an athletic trainer in good standing; NATA membership; and an NPI number.
  • Connecticut licensure as an Athletic Trainer or eligible. Must possess current Connecticut state license upon the start of the position.
  • Teaching experience that aligns with the current graduate Athletic Training and undergraduate Health Science curriculums. 
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills. 
  • Ability to engage in meaningful scholarship/creative activity and secure external grant funding leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals in the disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate evidence of: 

  • post-secondary teaching effectiveness in the areas of athletic training and the health sciences;
  • contemporary expertise in the areas of urgent and emergent care and primary care
  • scholarly competence through peer-reviewed publications, presentations, and/or obtaining external grants;
  • clinical experience as an athletic trainer providing direct patient care; 
  • ability to with colleagues and campus and community partners;
  • ability to collaborate as part of an interprofessional team
  • student-centered, caring practices for students;
  • commitment to diversity;
  • effective student academic advisement
  • ability to integrate technology within the classroom and across the curriculum 
  • experience working in a variety of health care settings;
  • record of professional service in professional organizations;
  • experience as a preceptor in a CAATE accredited Athletic Training program 
  • working knowledge of CAATE accredited practices and policies
  • involvement with enhancing learning opportunities and assessing competence through simulation
  • additional certifications or credentials in addition to BOC certification

Application Process:

Please electronically submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a maximum of three sample syllabi, and names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to: Dr. Matthew Rothbard, Chairperson, Search Committee via
The letter of interest must address the candidate’s ability to effectively teach university level courses in the athletic training and health science area, engage in meaningful research/scholarship/creative activity appropriate to the field, 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. The evaluation of application files will begin on December 30, 2021. 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.