Instructor or Assistant Professor of Athletic Training/Clinical Education Coordinator, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt)


Website Hardin-Simmons University

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  College of Health Professions

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Director, Athletic Training Education


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION: HSU Campus, Abilene, TX (with option for remote only if Texas resident)


Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


This full-time faculty position requires teaching courses within the Master of Athletic Training program & serves as the Coordinator of Clinical Education for the program.


Candidate for this position should submit the following application materials via Cornerstone Applicant Management System: (1) Cover letter describing how the candidate fits the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for both positions, (2) Current curriculum vitae (CV), (3) Teaching Philosophy, (4) Statement of Faith describing the candidate’s religious identification, and (5) at least three letters of reference providing information as to how the candidate can fulfill the duties, responsibilities, and qualifications described for this position. Applicants should have reference letters emailed directly to David Stuckey at 

Undergraduate and graduate official transcripts showing coursework in either Athletic Training (or related field) will also be requested during interview process for top candidates only. Once transcripts are requested, an officially copy will need to be mailed directly to Jodi Zachry, Office of the Provost, HSU Box 16200, Abilene, TX 79698.


Conducts college or university courses for undergraduate or graduate students by performing the following duties: 

Teaches one or more subjects in the field of athletic training, within prescribed curriculum.

Prepares and delivers lectures to students.

Prepares and delivers online education to students through: Recorded lectures, Moderating discussion boards, Assessment utilizing computer-based examinations & online simulation tools and other online pedagogical techniques.

Uses various, appropriate pedagogical techniques to promote student learning. 

Compiles, administers, and grades examinations, or assigns this work to others.

Performs related duties such as advising students on academic curricula, degree plan, etc.

Required teaching & student assessment during on-campus skills laboratory sessions.

Directs athletic training program clinical education by: Establishing, coordinating and monitoring all student clinical experiences and creating, coordinating & managing preceptor training according to program & CAATE standards.

Performs related duties such as advising students on academic curricula, degree plan, etc.

Serves and actively participates on faculty committee(s) and/or university committee(s) as needed. 

Coordinates and monitors all student placements for clinical experiences.


Teaches 18 credit hours/year; 6 credit hour release time for clinical education coordinator administrative duties which include: 

Serving as primary point of contact for all parties for the clinical education program.

Scheduling and evaluating students’ clinical experiences. 

Coordinating preceptor training. 

Selection and evaluation of clinical sites and preceptors. 

Assurance of student clinical progression.

Assures compliance with clinical education related CAATE standards.


There are no supervisory responsibilities for this position, except for student workers.

COMPETENCIES: As a part of a Teaching Philosophy, address each competency listed below describing your background and qualifications in each area.

Interview decisions are partially based on this information. 

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

Job Knowledge – Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.   

Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts. 

Performance Coaching – Defines responsibilities and expectations; sets goals and objectives; gives performance feedback; motivates for increased results; recognizes contributions; encourages training and development. 

Conflict Resolution – Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts. 

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans. Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality. 

Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning and Computer Skills):

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors. 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. 

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

COMPUTER SKILLS: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, etc.) Must be proficient in using technology to teach online courses.


Master’s degree required; doctoral degree preferred. 

Prior teaching experience in related field preferred. 

Prior experience with online teaching preferred. 

2-4 years prior clinical practice preferred. 

Active membership in related professional organizations preferred. 

Applicants are encouraged to upload unofficial transcripts via Cornerstone as part of the application packet to validate qualifications for this position. 

Official transcripts will be requested on top candidates later in the process. 


BOC-Certified Athletic Trainer/Texas Licensed Athletic Trainer (or eligible) required.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.


This position is a full-time exempt position with a teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus and travel may be required for student evaluation/sponsorship and professional development. 

The option for remote work will be considered only if the applicant is a Texas resident. Remote faculty will be required to be on campus at various times of the academic year, per the terms of the faculty contract including but not limited to the following: 6 one-week long clinical skills labs, Faculty conference (August), Commencement (December/May), and possibly other times, as required. 

Travel may be required in order to attend educational workshops, participate in recruiting, for evaluation of field experiences, etc.

Must have and maintain a valid Class C Driver’s License and maintain a clear driving record to be insurable under the university liability policy. 

Must be able to drive to complete work assignments on and off campus, as needed. 

Some additional travel and irregular hours are required at times.

Office and classroom work; working with technology.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: For more information concerning benefits offered to HSU employees, see the HSU Benefits Summary on the HSU website.


HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment, except when the accommodation would impose an undue hardship. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position, applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.

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