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24-95 Tenure-Track Faculty of Sports Medicine /Athletic Trainer

West Chester University
Job Location:
West Chester, 19383
Athletic Training
Location: West Chester University, PA

Job Number: 24-95

Department: College of Health Sciences

Division: Sports Medicine

Opening Date: 02/14/2024

Position Summary

Join a vibrant equity-minded campus community whose excellence is reflected in its community, cultural engagement, and student success. The Department of Sports Medicine invites applicants for a Full-time, 9-month Tenure-Track Faculty of Sports Medicine/Athletic Trainer position. Faculty rank will be determined based on the successful candidate's experience, expertise, and training. The position begins in August 2024.


West Chester University (WCU), a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.


The mission of the Department of Sports Medicine, part of the College of Health Sciences, is to prepare students for careers in the athletic training and physician assistant fields. One of the first five NATA approved programs, WCU has offered athletic training education programming since 1970.  The Sports Medicine Department consists of faculty members who serve as instructors in the classroom and/or in the athletic training setting.


The faculty member will primarily serve as an athletic trainer. This involves serving as a preceptor and providing athletic training services for WCU intercollegiate athletics. The ideal candidate will use innovative clinical skills and demonstrate strong attention to the needs of the department's students. Their experience, substantive specialization, and training will serve to strengthen the department's mission and vision. The faculty will collaborate with other departmental and college faculty & staff to ensure student success.


Responsibilities include:
  • Provide clinical athletic training services within the Sports Medicine program. Workload will be assigned based on experience and areas of specialization depending on department needs.
  • Coordinating utilization of AT facilities including the scheduling of individuals to receive care
  • Serve as primary athletic trainer with WCU intercollegiate student-athletes
  • Provide excellent patient-centered and evidence-based athletic training care
  • Serve as preceptor for athletic training students in WCU's CAATE-accredited Master of Science in Athletic Training Program
  • May travel with selected sports
  • Mentor students
  • Engage in scholarly activities such as research, presentations, and publications
  • Serve the University and the community through participation in various committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Athletic Training or a closely related field
  • At least 3 years of full-time clinical athletic training work experience
  • BOC certification
  • Pennsylvania athletic training license or eligible for PA license

Preferred Qualifications

  • Post graduate degree in athletic training or a related field; and/or
  • Athletic training experience with basketball or collision sports; and/or
  • Clinical athletic training experience at the collegiate level; and/or
  • Experience as a preceptor for athletic training students from an accredited AT program; and/or
  • Professional service with athletic training organizations at the state, district, or national level; and/or
  • Record of scholarly activity

Special Instructions

Apply online at Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Review of applications will begin in March 2024 and continue until the position is filled. 

Applicants must successfully complete the application and interview process to be considered as a finalist.

Required Documents for Consideration

To be considered as an applicant for this position, please submit the following:
  • Cover Letter addressing -
  1. Experience with any of the preferred qualifications, if any
  2. Specific areas of clinical experience or expertise
  3. Capacity for or record of scholarly activity, if any
  4. Experience as a preceptor with athletic training students, if any
  • CV
  • Unofficial transcripts (official transcripts will be required at a later date)
  • List of three references (Include name, email address, and phone number for each reference)
  • Diversity Statement (See below)
Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion

West Chester University has joined EAB's Moon Shot initiative for Equity in Higher education. This initiative is designed to support faculty, students, and staff who are typically excluded and therefore are underrepresented. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we request a Diversity Statement. This request highlights our department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the Diversity Theme of West Chester University's Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (WCU Diversity Equity Inclusion). We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some topics you might address in a 1-2-page statement include the following: (1) How have you supported diversity and inclusion in your interactions with others in classroom, clinical or therapy setting, or research environment(s)? (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed, including any programs for these students that you have participated in? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. How might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus?


All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all preemployment background checks. 


Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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