Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Athletic Training
UW-La Crosse is recruiting for a full-time employee whose duties will be split between the Athletics Department and the Department for Exercise and Sport Science. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional acumen with regards to the practice of Athletic Training and be able to help educate enrolled students at UW-La Crosse in the profession.
Athletics Department Summary (50% time) This position’s primary role is to serve as an athletic trainer for the Athletic Training Services in the Athletics Department. This position reports to the Director of Athletic Training Services. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the daily care of athletic team(s) within their traditional/non-traditional seasons and out-of-season, including morning rehabilitation clinic. Coordination with the coaches and Sports Performance Center when working with injured athletes, maintenance of athletic training center, and potential other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Training Services. The Athletic Trainer will be expected to work collaboratively with the UW-La Crosse team physician and other professionals within and outside their department. Other responsibilities include maintaining an appropriate learning and professional environment in the athletic training center, serve as a preceptor for the Athletic Training Education Program.
Exercise and Sport Science (50% time) Under the general supervision of the department chair, a person in this position is responsible for teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the Exercise and Sport Science and Athletic Training Program. In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves maintaining currency in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours. In addition, the workload may involve advising students and/or providing other services to the department. Other duties may be assigned by the chair or dean.
Master’s degree in Athletic Training or closely related field
Current BOC certification
Licensed as an Athletic Trainer in the state of Wisconsin (or eligible)
Master’s Degree by start of date of position
Possess a valid driver’s license
Strong interpersonal and communications skills
Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
Strong organizational and computer/social media skills
Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED instructor certified by the end of Fall semester 2021
Previous teaching experience at university and collegiate level in athletic training or exercise science
At least one (1) year of clinical practice experience as an Athletic Trainer
Previous experience as an Athletic Training Preceptor
3+ years of experience working as a certified athletic trainer
Experience providing athletic training services to collegiate or professional teams
Understanding of, and commitment to, the NCAA Division III ideal
Ancillary credentials including but not limited to: CSCS, PES, CES, ART, Graston, CKTP, ITAT, FMS, etc.
Interest in research activities
Experience working with diverse populations.
About University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-L fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-L is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as "... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U....S. News & World Report list of "America's Best Colleges" for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top three institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 350 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 73 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 67 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-L campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten "Best Places to Live" in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.