Assistant or Associate Professor (Athletic Training)Health and Exercise Science

Openings: 1


Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor (or Associate Professor with appropriate qualifications) in the Department of Health and Exercise Science to begin September 1, 2024.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation’s leading private liberal arts colleges serving 2,000 students, where faculty help equip students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota, and within a short drive to the Minneapolis/Saint Paul and Mankato metro areas. Learn more at

Department Information: The ATP (Athletic Training Program) has been an undergraduate program at Gustavus Adolphus College since 1976. The ATP mission is to provide students with a comprehensive educational experience that leads to a mastery of athletic training skills while developing students who will, professionally and personally, be able to serve their communities. The ATP is currently housed within the Department of Health and Exercise Science along with the Exercise Physiology and Health and Physical Education majors, and the coaching minor. The ATP completed the last site visit in 2022 with the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) and received 10-year accreditation. The Master of Athletic Training (MAT) program is set to be the first graduate program at Gustavus Adolphus College and is on target to begin in Summer 2024 after successfully completing a substantive degree change with the CAATE in 2023. Admission into the MAT program has two possible routes – a traditional post-baccalaureate 2-year program and a 3+2 B.A. in Exercise Physiology and MAT.

Things you will do:

Gustavus faculty teach, advise, conduct research, and serve the college and department.

  • Teach a 6-course equivalent each academic year. In their first year, the successful candidate will receive a reduced teaching assignment of five courses, plus one fully-compensated course release. Primary teaching responsibilities for this position will include Research Methods courses and research project supervision. Additional athletic training curricula courses will be based on contemporary expertise, but may include General Medical Assessment, Upper Extremity Assessment, Therapeutic Interventions, Seminar in Athletic Training, and contributions to the undergraduate curriculum.
  • Help cultivate a welcoming community where everyone feels a sense of belonging. We strive to foster an environment where people can be themselves, build community, learn, and grow.
  • Improve your teaching by joining a teaching circle, participating in workshops, applying for an internal teaching development grant, and engaging in conversations about teaching with colleagues across campus.
  • Advance your scholarship by working with undergraduate research assistants, joining a writing retreat, applying for an internal grant, receiving travel funds to present at conferences, receiving help applying for external grants, and making use of our research facilities.
  • Develop professional skills by participating in faculty meetings and committees, attending faculty development days, and taking advantage of the College’s membership to the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD).

Things you’ll like:

Based on AAUP (American Association of University Professors) and CUPA (College and University Professional Association) data, we offer a starting salary that is competitive with our peer institutions as well as comprehensive benefits that prioritize your personal and financial wellbeing.

  • Medical insurance (which includes access to Nice Healthcare) as well as dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Workplace accommodations for physical or mental health concerns
  • Access to mental health apps
  • Onsite health services
  • Free parking, exercise classes, and use of library and athletic facilities
  • Paid parental leave
  • Daily multifaith sabbath
  • Employer contribution to retirement savings plan (after one year of employment)
  • 1-on-1 financial coaching

Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

Learn more about Gustavus's campus-wide commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging:


Required Qualifications:

  • PhD, EdD, or DAT in Athletic Training or related fields (Kinesiology, Higher Education, etc.); we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 30, 2024
  • Certified and in good standing with the Athletic Training Board of Certification
  • Current athletic training licensure in the state of Minnesota (by the time of appointment)
  • Demonstrated contemporary expertise with the field of athletic training per CAATE standards
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting students from diverse backgrounds and identities
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching athletic training at the post-secondary level
  • Evidence of research accomplishments
  • Experience supervising/mentoring student research
  • Clinical experience in Athletic Training
  • Experience with CAATE accreditation
  • Experience as an Athletic Training preceptor
  • Experience with academic advising and student mentorship

How to apply:

Visit and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the required and preferred position qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy that includes evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests
  • A brief (one page) statement in which you describe how your lived experiences and/or activities in primary areas of responsibility (e.g., teaching, scholarship, service, and advising) contribute to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging
  • Contemporary expertise table
  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable)
  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct reference checks by phone.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 6, 2023. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. At this time, please only upload the required documents listed above; finalists may be asked to submit syllabi, student evaluations, and/or sample assignments Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Posted August 23, 2023


Hayley Russell | | 507-933-6062

Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2023

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