CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR / CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR STRENGTH & CONDITIONING
Ithaca College Exercise Science & Athletic Training
Location: ITHACA, New York
Salary: $60,000 - $89,307
Academic/Faculty - Faculty
Dependent on discipline, qualifications and experience.
Ithaca College invites applications for this full-time, clinical faculty position to begin August 16, 2024. We seek outstanding candidates who are committed to embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion as an integral part of the educational experience with an interest in contributing to an evolving curriculum and an undergraduate program that is working towards NSCA CASCE accreditation.
Job Title and Description: CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR / CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR – STRENGTH & CONDITIONING. This is a full-time, non-tenure eligible clinical faculty position in the Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training (ESAT). As a clinical faculty role, the successful candidate will also work as part of our Strength & Conditioning team with IC Athletics. This position is promotion-eligible with criteria related to teaching, scholarship and service.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities are teaching courses within the Strength & Conditioning concentration offered to undergraduate Exercise Science majors. The successful candidate will serve as the Field Experience Coordinator with 11-credits directed towards teaching, mentoring and academic advising of students. The successful candidate will also receive 3-credits of release towards scholarship and service, and towards the performance of other related tasks as assigned by the Program Director and ESAT Department Chair. The successful candidate will also receive 10 credits (~16-hours per week) of release to assist in the day-to-day operations of delivering a comprehensive strength and conditioning program to Division III varsity athletes under the direction of the head strength and conditioning coach.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging: Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. The IC Exercise Science Program is strongly committed to DEIB, including curricular programming for all Exercise Science students to improve sociocultural awareness and education for the Exercise Science profession and the stakeholders with whom we work. We encourage applications from candidates with a commitment to these values.
Department Description: The Department of Exercise Science and Athletic Training at Ithaca College consists of 15 full-time faculty, housed in the Center for Health Sciences. Programs within the department enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including two weight rooms, three athletic training clinics, a wellness center, and dedicated spaces for teaching and research in strength and conditioning, athletic training, human anatomy, neuromuscular control, exercise physiology, biomechanics, and sport psychology. An undergraduate degree (B.S.) in Exercise Science with concentrations in Sports Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Strength & Conditioning is offered. Graduate (M.S.) degrees are offered in Athletic Training (Professional Program) and Exercise Science (with concentration areas in Mental Performance and Human Performance).
College Description: Overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake, Ithaca College is a comprehensive residential campus community of 5000 students, offering a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Ithaca College strives to be a model for student success, engagement, and well-being, while helping students develop their unique potential. Located in the heart of New York State, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca combines small town warmth, charm, and natural beauty, with the vibrancy of a college community.
Application Instructions: Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/. A complete application package includes the following:
Cover letter (~2 pages) that includes: • A brief introduction. • Teaching statement discussing philosophy and / or approach and / or experience. • Evidence of strength and conditioning service delivery (i.e. testing, programming and coaching) to athletes / clients from diverse backgrounds. • Evidence of experience with professional / academic / scholarly mentorship of students and of specific efforts to create inclusive classroom and / or weight room spaces for students / athletes.
Curriculum vitae (no word limit) that includes: • Highlighted details on teaching experience, applied strength and conditioning experience, scholarship, service, and professional engagement.
Professional references • The names and contact information for three professional and / or academic references (letters may be requested after an initial round of review).
Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required on file before the candidate begins working at the College.
Direct questions about applying online to the Office of Human Resources email@example.com or (607) 274-8000. Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Faculty Search Chair, David Diggin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately, with those received before October 13th, 2023, ensured full consideration.
Master’s degree in Exercise Science or related field is required.
A current CPR / AED and first aid certification is required upon hire.
Evidence of college-level teaching or mentorship (minimum 1 year) is required, with experience of teaching content specific to strength and conditioning (e.g. testing, programming and exercise instruction) preferred.
One to three years of experience in strength and conditioning coaching is required.
Previous experience of devising and implementing training programs with collegiate athletes from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive manner is preferred.
Evidence of an ability to collaborate with sports coaches, sports medicine, and athletic trainers regarding the athletic preparation of athletes.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills are required.
An ability to teach additional content related to exercise science, medicine, or health care (e.g. sports nutrition, tactical strength and conditioning, personal training, etc.) is desirable.
About Ithaca College Exercise Science & Athletic Training
Work with knowledgeable faculty to guide you in customizing the classes and research specific to your desired field of focus. Our robust curriculum emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical application, preparing students that seek a career or doctoral program right out of graduation. Anticipate small class sizes, multiple lab access, and flexible learning options within your 1.5 to 2 year expected stay. You set your passions and ambitions, we provide the tools to help fulfill them.