Clinical Education Coordinator for the Athletic Training Major

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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College of Health and Human Development


The Pennsylvania State University Department of Kinesiology, in the College of Health and Human Development, is seeking a Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC) in the Professional Athletic Training Program (ATP) beginning in the fall of 2019. This will be a full time non-tenure track appointment at the Assistant Teaching Professor level. The CEC will assist the ATP Director in the overall operation and function of the professional degree program. This position requires the integration of skills exemplary of faculty members, and those evident in experienced athletic trainers. Basic job duties include didactic and clinical instruction of athletic training students, overseeing athletic training clinical education operations, and interacting with associated and affiliated personnel on related matters to help ensure the major is achieving its mission, vision, and goals. The CEC will provide assistance to the ATP Director in the planning and delivery of athletic training education in classroom and applied environments. Assist the ATP Director in maintaining, and ensuring compliance with the Standards for the Accreditation of Professional Athletic Training Programs established by CAATE, with emphasis on assuming primary responsibility for those specific to clinical education. Works with the ATP Director to ensure clinical education, and coursework align with the most current Athletic Training Education Competencies. Fulfill the role of the ATP faculty member responsible for overseeing preceptor training, development, and evaluation as well as clinical site assessment. Instruct in assigned coursework, assist with course development, participate in applicable presentations, perform effective student appraisals (in didactic, and clinical education experiences), and maintain appropriate records. Facilitate and track progression of clinical education experiences for athletic training students. Assist in the review and revision of policies and procedures for the operation of the ATP, particularly those pertaining to clinical education. Maintain communication, and contact with clinical education personnel to ensure that they continue to meet all qualifications necessary for student placements. Prepare graduates for national and/or state certification examinations and placement as an entry-level athletic trainer. Assist the ATP Director in the ongoing development of program goals, outcome assessments, budgetary needs, and strategic planning. Provide professional advising to students. Perform departmental, college, and university service, assist with student recruitment efforts, and engage in scholarly activity. Professional affiliation and involvement with national, regional, and state professional organizations is strongly encouraged, and continued professional development is expected. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily; meeting the technical standards of the ATP is necessary for this position. Qualified candidates will have earned a master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in athletic training, health and rehabilitation sciences, kinesiology, or a closely related field. Candidates must hold current BOC status as an athletic trainer in good standing, and be eligible for Pennsylvania professional licensure. A minimum of three years (five preferred) of college teaching, and supervisory experience in a Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) approved ATP, beyond a graduate student assistantship, are required. A minimum of three years (five preferred) full-time clinical athletic training experience (preferably as a preceptor), beyond a graduate student assistantship, is required. The ideal candidate should have an established record of successful administrative experience in an athletic training-related enterprise, preferably in higher education. A record of active participation in professional organizations, and evidence of scholarly activities are strongly recommended. Highly proficient computer, online database, and organizational abilities, excellent communication/interpersonal skills, and the talent to positively mentor ATP personnel and students are a must. Salary is commensurate with experience, and qualifications. This is a full-time (9-month), non-tenure track Fixed-Term I teaching faculty appointment with limited summer administrative responsibilities; funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of reappointment upon meeting or exceeding job expectations.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088