Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, South Dakota invites applications for a full-time position divided between serving as an Associate Athletic Trainer and teaching courses in the university’s sport, exercise, and wellness program. Athletic training duties include serving as the athletic trainer for football and men’s basketball. This is 10-month position that may also require some limited availability during the months of May and June. Start date is July 1, 2019. Rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.
DWU is a member of the NAIA and the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC). DWU is CAATE accredited with a current athletic training faculty/staff of 4 full-time with 3 athletic training graduate assistants. This position requires working early morning and/or evening hours, weekends, and some holidays with travel as assigned.
The successful candidate will:
•Hold (minimally) a master’s degree in exercise science, athletic training or a closely related field. •Possess BOC and CSCS certification (or be willing to obtain the latter within an agreed upon period of time). •Possess, or be eligible for, South Dakota athletic training licensure. •Have athletic training experience in intercollegiate athletics. •Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level (or demonstrable promise thereof). •Be prepared to teach some of the following: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Care & Prevention of Atheltic Injuries, as well as other courses in the program. •Possess great personal integrity, high ethical standards, and strong organizational and leadership skills. •Be comfortable with, or willing to learn, the use of digital technologies to enhance student engagement and learning. •Be firmly committed to high quality teaching and to active, experiential, and applied learning and research. •Be committed to mentoring students, including serving as an academic advisor.
Essential ongoing responsibilities associated with the position include: •Delivering athletic training services to participants of the intercollegiate athletic department, including injury treatment and evaluation, coordination of physical exams, design/supervision of rehabilitative programs and emergency care procedures. •Maintaining medical support with team physicians, maintaining and preparing injury/treatment reports. •Serving as a preceptor for students enrolled in the Master of Athletic Training program. •Serving as a faculty member the Sport Exercise and Wellness major. •Overseeing student practicums and internships. •Developing and sustaining professional relationships with part-time instructors who may contribute to the program’s offerings. •Successful teaching and facilitation of student learning. •Successfully mentoring and advising students. •Working collaboratively with colleagues, within the department, the college, the athletic department, and across the university. •Providing service to the department, college, discipline, university, and community. •Engaging in ongoing professional development and remaining current in one’s discipline and areas of specialization. •Engaging in curriculum development. •Engaging in ongoing assessment activities. •Community outreach and the development of relationships with members of the local and regional communities (as appropriate). •Acting in a professional and collegial manner (this includes: maintaining a regular and ongoing presence on campus, maintaining confidentiality as required, holding regular office hours, participating in recruitment and retention efforts, participating in various academic ceremonies, and being accessible to students and colleagues). •Participating in ongoing evaluations. •Assuming other duties and responsibilities as assigned and/or negotiated.
All candidates are encouraged to provide evidence of successful work as an athletic trainer at the intercollegiate level as well as evidence of successful college-level teaching. All applications must include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) of four professional references. Original transcripts and background check will be required before the university makes an appointment.
Please submit materials electronically via email to email@example.com. Please write AT in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Dakota Wesleyan University (DWU) is a private, comprehensive university affiliated with the United Methodist Church granting both bachelors and master’s degrees. The University’s mission is to provide a transformative learning experience that cultivates enduring intellectual growth, ethically grounded leadership, intentional faith exploration, and meaningful service. The University serves approximately 1,000 students from across the nation and around the world, including a significant number of first-generation students from the Great Plains region. Under the leadership of President Amy Novak (now in her sixth year), Dakota Wesleyan’s profile is on the rise both regionally and nationally. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Dakota Wesleyan as best value school in the Midwest and as one of the best regional colleges in the Midwest. In 2017, Dakota Wesleyan received a rank of “A” in Forbes Magazine’s College Grades for Financial Health. The university boasts a new science center, a new fitness center, and new residence hall that opened its doors in fall 2018 to help house the university’s growing residential student population. In fall 2018, Dakota Wesleyan introduced its Digital DWU initiative. This initiative focuses on creating learning opportunities for students that will prepare them to succeed in the digital world they will enter upon graduation. The initiative provides all students with iPads and supports faculty in utilizing technology to create a more engaging and inclusive educational experience for all students.
DWU is located in Mitchell, South Dakota, a town of 14,000 in the heart of one of the country’s finest outdoor recreation areas. Mitchell is the sixth largest city in South Dakota and home to the world’s only Corn Palace. The University is within an hour’s drive of Sioux Falls, one of the Upper Midwest’s largest statistical metropolitan areas. It is within a six-hour drive of several major metropolitan areas (Omaha, NB; Minneapolis, MN; Kansas City, MO).
Dakota Wesleyan reserves the right to modify all job postings and job descriptions.
Dakota Wesleyan is an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming and encouraging applications from members of underrepresented groups.
The successful candidate will:
• Hold (minimally) a master’s degree in exercise science, athletic training or a closely related field. • Possess BOC and CSCS certification (or be willing to obtain the latter within an agreed upon period of time). • Possess, or be eligible for, South Dakota athletic training licensure. • Have athletic training experience in intercollegiate athletics. • Have demonstrable, successful experience as a teacher at the college level (or demonstrable promise thereof). • Be prepared to teach some of the following: Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Care & Prevention of Atheltic Injuries, as well as other courses in the program. • Possess great personal integrity, high ethical standards, and strong organizational and leadership skills. • Be comfortable with, or willing to learn, the use of digital technologies to enhance student engagement and learning. • Be firmly committed to high quality teaching and to active, experiential, and applied learning and research. • Be committed to mentoring students, including serving as an academic advisor.
About Dakota Wesleyan University
Dakota Wesleyan University is a private, four-year, liberal arts university in the Great Plains Athletic Conference (NAIA).