Assistant/Associate Professor of Kinesiology, Master of Athletic Training Faculty

The University of Mobile and School of Health and Sports Science invites applications for a third faculty member for the Master of Athletic Training program.  The position will work alongside the Program Director and Coordinator of Clinical Education to create an additional area of expertise and assist in the continual process of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  This position will be a full-time, 9-month appointment with expectations of expert teaching, supervision and mentorship of athletic training students, and ability to work collaboratively with faculty in the program. The position will start Fall 2023. The university academic curriculum is based on a four-day week. Some programmatic activities require some evenings and Friday coverage.

TO APPLY: Applicants must submit all application materials below to the MAT Search Committee Coordinator, Dr. Melissa Thomas,

MAT website:

  • A letter of interest
  • An UM Faculty application form:
  • Curriculum vita
  • Three current letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcripts

Required Qualifications

  • Preferred: Earned Doctorate (PhD, EdD, DAT) in athletic training or a related field
  • Required: Master’s degree in related area
  • Rank and salary are commensurate with education and experience
  • Current BOC credentialed athletic trainer in good standing
  • Verifiable NPI number
  • Eligible for Alabama athletic training license
  • Previous experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in athletic training, rehabilitation sciences, exercise science
  • A work history that includes athletic training clinical practice

Essential Functions

  • Teach courses in the Master of Athletic Training curriculum specifically pertaining to clinical skills labs, therapeutic interventions of lower and upper extremity, advanced techniques of athletic training (kinesiotaping, IASTM, dry needling) and,
  • Teach additional courses in the undergraduate Kinesiology program to maintain full teaching load, and
  • Serve as a preceptor for students at University of Mobile clinical sites, and
  • Assist the Coordinator of Clinical Education with clinical course simulations, and
  • The ability to contribute to master’s programs and experiences that include mentoring graduate students, and
  • Participate in recruitment activities of the School of Health and Sports Science; collaborate with the Program Director of MAT in all recruitment and retention activities specific to the MAT program, and
  • Serve as academic advisor to students as assigned, and
  • Supervise and travel with students on student development activities, e.g., Student SEATA conference, and
  • Assist the MAT Program Director and Coordinator of Clinical Education with oversight of curricular planning, CAATE standards, SACSCOC reaccreditation, and data collection from assessment tools.

Questions about the role may be submitted to the MAT Program Director, Dr Melissa Thomas at or Dean of School of Health and Sports Science, Dr Lori DeLong at

 The University of Mobile is a Southern Baptist affiliated liberal arts university with an enrollment of approximately 1,500 students.  Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to the mission of a Christian university and the integration of faith and discipline.  More information may be found on the University website at .

The University of Mobile is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Mobile may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404)-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

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