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Assistant Professor of Professional Practice - Athletic Training

Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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Assistant Professor of Professional Practice - Athletic Training

  • 499478
  • Faculty
  • Full-time
  • Opening at: Mar 27 2024 at 09:00 CDT
  • Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences

Application Deadline:

Open until filled. Review of applications will begin April 15, 2024

Position Details:

This full-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice - Athletic Training

The Master of Science in Athletic Training Program in the Department of Kinesiology of Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences at TCU is searching for an Assistant Professor of Professional Practice position in Athletic Training (AT). This is a nine-month position beginning August 2024.

Requirements: Applicants must a doctorate degree in AT, Kinesiology or related area and contemporary expertise in AT and be a certified Athletic Trainer in good standing with the Board of Certification (BOC). 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 and assist the Clinical Education Coordinator with the clinical education portion of the program including student clinical progression and assignment to clinical experiences; clinical site, preceptor and student evaluation; and oversee the professional development of preceptors. The successful candidate will contribute to maintaining professional program accreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE), ongoing program evaluation, and student recruitment and retention. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach summer courses within the MSAT program. 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 April 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled.

Contacts: All questions regarding the application process and position should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu. 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 (harrisresearch.tcu.edu). Distinctive characteristics of the department can be explored at https://harriscollege.tcu.edu/kinesiology/.

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 1,750 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 18 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:

ABOUT TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 302 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes seven schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the Burnett School of Medicine.

Currently, TCU enrolls more than 10,200 undergraduates and 1,700 graduate students. Twenty-eight percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, five percent are international students, and forty-five 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 and is a top 100 National University as classified by US News and World Report and has a Carnegie Classification of R2: Doctoral Universities – High Research Activity.

At TCU, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are an educational imperative directly tied to the University mission, vision, and strategic plan. Fulfilling TCU’s mission to develop ethical leaders and critical thinkers in a global community depends on the University’s ability to attract and retain students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. A diverse and inclusive campus leads to innovation, broadened perspective, and understanding—values that are foundational aspects of higher education. For the fourth consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with core values and creates a campus culture where everyone is respected and included.

ABOUT FORT WORTH

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 and TCU have grown together in a nearly 150-year relationship. You’ll find that many Horned Frogs remain here after graduation, thanks to the region’s thriving job market. 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, bizjournals.com 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 https://jobs.tcu.edu. 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.

TCU Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report Notice of Availability

Texas Christian University is committed to assisting all members of the campus community in providing for their own safety and security. TCU’s Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report is published in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Opportunity Act. This report includes statistics for the previous three calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The statements of policy contained within this report address institutional policies, procedures, and programs concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, emergency notifications and timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at TCU. Additionally, this report outlines fire safety systems, policies and procedures for on-campus housing facilities, as well as residence hall fire statistics. 

The Annual Security Report and Fire Safety Report can be found on the TCU Police Department website at https://police.tcu.edu/annual-security-report, or a paper copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the TCU Police Department at 817-257-7930, or via email at police@tcu.edu.

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