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Assistant Professor of Professional Practice - Athletic Training

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Work type: Full-time
Location: TCU Main Campus
Categories: Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Application Deadline
Will remain open until filled

Position Details
Position: Assistant Professor of Professional position in Athletic Training (AT). This is a nine-month position beginning August 2022.

Requirements: Applicants must be a certified Athletic Trainer in good standing with the Board of Certification (BOC) with a doctorate degree in AT, Kinesiology or related area and contemporary expertise in AT. The successful candidate will be required to obtain Texas State Licensure for Athletic Trainers (LAT) through the Texas Department of Licensure and Registration (TDLR). Experience in clinical practice, athletic training education, and program accreditation is essential.

Professional Duties: The successful candidate will teach courses in the Master of Science in Athletic Training Program and the Department of Kinesiology, assist the Program Director to achieve and maintain professional program accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), and assist with ongoing program evaluation and maintenance of CAATE accreditation and student recruitment and retention. The successful candidate will also assist with development of interprofessional education/practice and the clinical education portion of the program including student clinical progression, student assignment to clinical experiences, clinical site evaluation, student evaluation, regular communication and professional development of preceptors and preceptor selection and evaluation. The successful candidate is expected to be involved in scholarship activities, contribute to the mission of the department in undergraduate and graduate education, and engage in departmental, college, and university service.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline: Screening of applicants will begin November 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contacts: All questions regarding the application process and position should be directed to Human Resources at Applications must be submitted online in order to be considered.

Department Details
The Department of Kinesiology offers a variety of undergraduate majors/degrees, a M.S. degree in Kinesiology, a M.S. degree in Athletic Training, and a PhD in Health Sciences ( Distinctive characteristics of the department can be explored at

School/College Description
The Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences consists of programs that prepare future health care and human services professionals. The academic units within Harris College – Communication Sciences & Disorders, Kinesiology, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing and Social Work – are home to more than 1,600 students who are supported by committed and talented faculty and staff. Harris College supports the mission, vision, and values of TCU; we prepare global citizens to think and practice as ethical leaders in health care and educational settings.
Harris College offers 17 degree pathways in our health-related disciplines. Students benefit from learning experiences in campus laboratories and hospitals, clinics, schools, fitness facilities, and community service agencies throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Area. On campus, the Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic provides services for more than 300 families each year and serves as a professional practice site for students majoring in speech pathology and habilitation of the deaf. TCU Nursing and the School of Nurse Anesthesia provide innovative learning experiences in their state-of-the-art simulation centers.
The faculty and students in Harris College actively engage in research for the purpose of improving health and well-being. Undergraduate and graduate students have opportunities to form mentoring relationships with internationally recognized faculty as they conduct studies in such areas as pharmacogenetics, carbohydrate metabolism, exercise physiology, health disparities, heart disease, aging, Parkinson’s disease, caregiving, language development in children with hearing loss, and forgiveness among others. Our graduates are competent, compassionate and in demand in the workforce.

University & Fort Worth Description

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

Required Application Materials & Application Instructions
Candidates should provide the following documents: 1) letter of interest; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of teaching philosophy; 4) a diversity statement; and 5) names and contact information for three professional references. For the diversity statement, describe what it means for you to have a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusiveness, and how you have demonstrated that commitment in your teaching and scholarship. The submission is through Human Resources at Select “Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences” and “full time” to find the position announcement.

AA/EEO Statement
As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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