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  • Assistant/Associate Professor in Athletic Training, Michigan State University

    Assistant/Associate Professor Position in Athletic Training
    Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University

    The Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University is seeking a faculty member at the assistant or associate professor level to build upon our strength in pediatric kinesiology. Scholars possessing expertise within athletic training/sports medicine are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will enhance the research and grant portfolio of the department, be committed to quality teaching and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students, and value service to the institution, profession, and community. The position is a 9-month tenure system appointment with an August 16, 2015 start date.

    • Develop and maintain a vigorous, cutting-edge scholarly research program that will augment department recognition and enhance graduate student recruitment.
    • Seek and obtain external funding.
    • Teach undergraduate and graduate classes in areas of expertise and department curricular need.
    • Recruit, advise, and mentor graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels.
    • Perform activities required to maintain CAATE accreditation.
    • Perform service as appropriate to the department, college, university, profession, and community.

    Applicants should have an earned relevant doctoral degree or provide evidence for doctoral degree completion by August 15, 2015. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Applicants must be BOC certified and able to obtain licensure in the state of Michigan. The successful candidate must: (a) show evidence of significant scholarly accomplishment, (b) conduct research that has substantial potential for acquiring external funding, and (c) demonstrate proficiency in college-level teaching. Associate-level candidates must have a record of success in external funding. Preference will be given to candidates who can foster scholarly connections within the department and across campus. The capacity to make scholarly connections should be specifically addressed within the letter of application.

    Application and Deadline:
    Interested candidates should send a tailored letter of application, curriculum vitae, reprints of up to three recent publications, and names, addresses, email, and telephone numbers of three references electronically to:, posting number 0079. Questions regarding the position may be directed to members of the search committee: Tracey Covassin,, Search Committee Chair and Kinesiology Faculty; Sally Nogle,, Head Athletic Trainer, Intercollegiate Athletics; Matthew Pontifex,, Kinesiology Faculty; Rajiv Ranganathan,, Kinesiology Faculty; and Jessica Wallace,, Kinesiology Graduate Student Representative. Questions may also be directed to the Department Chairperson, Alan L. Smith, Review of applications will begin on October 31, 2014. Please visit our webpage ( for further information about the Department of Kinesiology. Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


    Rajiv Ranganathan, PhD

    Assistant Professor
    Department of Kinesiology

    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    IM Sports Circle
    308 W Circle Dr Rm 203
    Michigan State University

    Tel: 517-353-6491
    Fax: 517-353-2944